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Motocross in Oakey Mountain OHV Trails, Clayton, Georgia USA

Trails length:
6 mi / 9.6 km
Elevation:
2100 - 2600 ft / 640 - 792 m
Features:
berms, many trees, rocks, dust, mud, hard pack, loose dirt
Limitations:
Yes, noise, OHV Trail Permit
Fee:
Per rider / annual, camping
Clayton is a city that belongs in Rabun County, Georgia, USA. It is located at the southern base of the 3640 ft/1109 m of Black Rock Mountain. East of the city lies the 3000 ft/914 m Screamer Mountain, while other Blue Ridge Mountain peaks surround the city. Clayton is a small city and the county seat of Rabun County. Besides these, Clayton is known for its upcoming sporting activity.

In northern Georgia near Clayton, you will come across one of the most spectacular off road parks in Georgia, Oakey Mountain OHV Trails. This park is perfectly suitable for motocross. Oakey Mountain OHV Trails offers approximately 6 mi/9.6 km of trails in the forest at an elevation of 2100 to 2600 ft/640 to 792 m.

Some of the sections might have some sharp switchbacks, which are steep and rocky. All the trails are marked, not rated and lightly maintained. The features of the trails are amazing. Berms, many trees, rocks, dust, mud, hard pack and mostly loose dirt.

There are a few hazards that are assumed to be marked, but still drive with caution, because it might be missing. The trails are mostly suitable for amateurs, some novices and little experts. In order to ride these trails, you must own an OHV trail permit and your dirt bike must not exceed 96 dB in noise. The area is opened from April to January.

Parking and entering are free, but if you want to ride or camp, there is a fee per rider or annual fee and a camping fee. The campground has picnic tables, lantern holders, six pull through sites, fire rings and a vault toilet. It is recommended to stay at least a couple of days, in order to discover all trails.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Athens
75.7 miles / 121.8 km, 1 hour 35 minutes
Head east on Baxter St towards S Pope St, take the 2nd turning left onto S Finley St, continue to Barber St, continue to Newton Bridge Rd, turn left on GA-15 N/US-441 N / Commerce Rd, continue to follow the US-441 N, turn left into Chechero St, turn left on Wall St, turn right at S Main St.
BY CAR FROM Columbus
215 miles / 346 km, 3 hours 28 minutes
Head south on Veterans Pkwy to 8th St, take the first right turn at 8th St, take the first right turn at 3rd Ave, take the first right turn at 9th St, take the first turning left onto Veterans Pkwy, turn right onto Airport Thruway, turn left onto the ramp to Interstate 185 N Atlanta, merge onto I-185 N, keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-85 N / Atlanta and merge on I-85 N, keep left, follow signs for Interstate 85 North N, continue towards I-985 N / Lanier Pkwy (signs for Gainesville), continue towards US-23 N, turn left into Chechero St, turn left on Wall St, turn right at S Main St.
BY AIR
Heaven's Landing,
5.9 miles / 9.5 km
BY TRAIN

There is no train station in Clayton. Amtrak is serving the entire US and the nearest station is in Toccoa, GA (TCA). So take a train from anywhere in the US and abort at Toccoa, GA (TCA) station. From there you can either take a bus or rent a car to reach your destination.

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