Toccoa River (via USFS 816)

Location: North Georgia
Trip Starts: Toccoa River
Trip Ends: Toccoa River
Total Distance: 0.6 mile
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Benton MacKaye Trail/Duncan Ridge Trail, USFS 816
Trail Traffic: Light to Moderate
Trip Type: Overnight Trip
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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
1755 Cleveland Highway
Gainesville, GA 30501
770 297-3000

Toccoa River - October 2003

The Benton MacKaye Trail and the Duncan Ridge Trail share this in-and-out backtrack route to the Toccoa River and the highlight of this section is an impressive suspension bridge over the river. The Georgia Appalachian Trail Conference and the U.S. Forest Service constructed the 260’ bridge in 1977, and it offers an excellent view of the Toccoa River (1,920 feet) in both directions.

This is a short hike from the parking area at the end of U.S. Forest Road 816 and down to the bridge and river. This area is frequently visited by both day-hikers, overnight backpackers, and even kayakers. So don’t expect a lot of solitude here – but it is one of the more scenic sites along the Benton MacKaye Trail.

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