Start your route in the town of Blue Ridge, GA. From Blue Ridge head north on route 5 to Copperhill, TN. From Copperhill take US 74/64 west towards (but not all the way to) Chattanooga, TN for a nice curvy ride that follows multiple bodies of water. When you get to the town of Ocoee, TN you will come to the intersection of US 74 and US 411 (AKA route 33). Take US 411 south back over into Georgia and on to Chatsworth, GA at which point you want to take a left (east) on Highway 52 (AKA route 2) through Ft. Mountain state park to the route's end point of Ellijay. Note: The 411 part of the ride is just highway but the rest of the ride makes it worthwhile.
Really nice scenery on the northern side of this route and especially nice when you pass through the Fort Mountain State Park area.
The roads on this loop are all well maintained and there are countless twists and turns on this route.
Several small restaurants and gas stations along with a couple of small towns. Never more than 10 miles from food/fuel/restrooms.
Motorcycle Road Additional info
- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Georgia Department of Tourism - 1-800-847-4842.
This is a great 4-5 hour trip. It is all 2 lane divided highway until you hit Blue Ridge, then once you get through Copper Hill, the scenery starts to get awsome. 74/64 is great , just make sure you hit that portion early in the morning before the river guide buses slow you down. Has some sharp curves so if you are not comfortable dragging your floor boards slow down a bit. Hwy 411 before you hit 52 sucks (traffic) but before hand it's kinda cool riding straight roads in the country. I can't do 52 justice, it's beautiful. There is a pull off on the crest of the road about 1/2 mile before you get to the Fort Mt. State Park. Rode this 2 up and had no problems. GREAT RIDE!
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3 riders found this road review useful
December 17, 2011
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
This was a great ride. I generally don't like to ride in the same place twice but after going through he National Forest, I needed to turn around and do it again. Going in the North direction, you have to turn into traffic to get some of the views so headed South, I was able to pull over more often. I was skeptical on taking 411 back since it's a highway but I enjoyed this ride as well. I went during December and there wasn't any white water so it would be interesting to go again when the water is supposed to be high. There were many signs during the park ride warning of traffic congestion. Since I rode during the week, there was no congestion whatsoever. Great ride!
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2 riders found this road review useful
November 24, 2008
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
While I have not done the Highway 74 portion, the trip across Fort Mountain alone is worth a trip. Take note you can change the difficulty based on the direction of travel. It is an easier trip from Chattsworth to Ellijay and therefore more challenging from Ellijay to Chattsworth. Plenty of safe overlooks on the Chattsworth side and truly breathtaking during the fall. So if you have time, hit it up both directions!