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Adventure is where you find it. That being said, many people have difficulty or seem to just be unable to create their own adventures and want someone to give them routes to follow. By doing that, you are just reliving someone else's adventure! We want you to be able to create your own!

Give a man food and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll have food for a lifetime. Same goes with riding. Let us teach you how to create an adventure!

What I am giving here are two routes. One short, one medium in length. They create a basic loop. There are many roads within that loop that can be explored, as there are many roads outside of this loop that can explored and added to the main loop to form your own adventure.

The secret is starting with a primary loop, becoming familiar with your surroundings, and expanding your horizons from that point forward.

By working in this manner, you don't get lost, and begin to know these areas and will be able to connect roads on-the-fly and ad-lib your own adventurous day in the woods!

So let's start shall we!

First get yourself an official USFS map. Visit the USFS website and order one for the Chattahoochee-Oconnee NF. There are other maps available, but these maps are what is officially legal to ride on!

You can also use the Motor Vehicle Use Map available for free here. It's the official what's open map from the USFS.

We'll begin at Cooper Creek Grocery on SR60, approx 11 miles north of Suches and approx 15 miles south of Blue Ridge. I chose this as it's a good place to top off your tank before you head out. Skeenah Gap Campground is about 5 miles north of here of SR60. If you're staying there, reformat the routes based on that as the starting point....



Cooper Creek Short Loop 1 
(Includes a stop at Sea Creek Falls)
Approx. 28 miles
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Short Section A
Start at Cooper Creek Grocery

0.0 north on SR60

4.6 R PR Skeenah Gap Rd

12.6 Hwy 76
STOP - RESET
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Short Section B

0.0 R PR Hwy 76

1.0 R PR Hicks Gap Rd

4.5 Mulky Gap Rd
(unmarked intersection)
STOP - RESET
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Short Section C

0.0 R Mulky Gap Rd

1.0 turns to dirt

5.6 S FR4

6.5 S FR4

8.8 turns paved

8.8+ Sea Creek Falls sign on R
Follow rd approx 2/10 to trail
hike approx 2/10 to the falls
return to paved rd
RESET
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Short Section D

0.0 BR PR Cooper Creek Rd

3.0 SR60 & CC Grocery!
End of Short Loop
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This gets you started....

Look over a USFS map of the Chattahoochee-Oconnee NF (as they have all the offical open roads), see what's there and how you can connect them for your own adventure!

Next up, a medium length route that you can connect even more with!



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Cooper Creek Medium Route
Approx. 58 miles

From Cooper Creek Grocery
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Medium Section A

0.0 north on SR60

4.6 BL past Skeenah Gap Campground

7.5 R DR FR640
STOP - RESET
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Medium Section B

0.0 S FR640

7.0 Skeenah Gap Rd
STOP - RESET
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Medium Section C

0.0 L Skeenah Gap Rd

4.6 R Hwy 76

5.6 R Hicks Gap Rd

9.1 Mulky Gap
(unmarked intersection)
STOP - RESET
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Medium Section D

0.0 R Mulky Gap Rd

1.0 turns to dirt

5.6 L DR FR39
Duncan Ridge Rd
STOP - RESET
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Medium Section E

0.0 S FR39

2.2 S FR39

9.8 Hwy180
WolfPen Gap
STOP - RESET
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Medium Section F

0.0 R Hwy 180

7.8 Hwy 60.
Gas Available
STOP - RESET
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Medium Section G

0.0 R Hwy 60 north

11.0 Cooper Creek Store

End of Medium Loop
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Cooper Creek Long Route
Approx. 75 miles

From Cooper Creek Grocery
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Long Section A

0.0 north on SR60

4.6 BL past Skeenah Gap Campground

7.5 R DR FR640
STOP - RESET
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Long Section B

0.0 S FR640

7.0 Skeenah Gap Rd
STOP - RESET
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Long Section C

0.0 L Skeenah Gap Rd

4.6 R Hwy 76

5.6 R Hicks Gap Rd

9.1 Mulky Gap
(unmarked intersection)
STOP - RESET
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Long Section D

0.0 R Mulky Gap Rd

1.0 turns to dirt

5.6 L DR FR39
Duncan Ridge Rd
STOP - RESET
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Long Section E

0.0 S FR39

2.2 S FR39

9.8 Hwy180
WolfPen Gap
STOP - RESET
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Long Section F

0.0 R Hwy 180

7.8 Hwy 60.
Gas Available
STOP - RESET
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Long Section G

0.0 L Hwy 60

0.5 R Cooper Gap Rd

13.1 3-way intersection
STOP - RESET
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Long Section H

0.0 R FR42 towards
Fish Hatchery

Take all the way to Hwy60
STOP - RESET
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Long Section I

0.0 R Hwy 60

1.0 R Cooper Creek Store

End of Longer Route
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Good stuff Swampy. This is the kind of thing alot of Guys are looking for and asking about. I tell other motorcyclist about DDS and that is one of the things I hear most. "Can you get riding / route information there?"


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Andy,

I've heard the same things.... but I'm a believer in "making your own magic". It just took me a while to figure out how to "give" folks what they're looking for as well as teaching folks how to create their own adventures!

I think that is the win-win combination...

I'll be putting up an entire new section for this over the next few months adding things in FL, AL, NC etc.... with pointers on how folks can get started on their own magical adventure!

I've found that many are "takers" and either don't "want" to put the effort in or don't know "how" to find what they're looking for.

We're willing to help people discover the magic of riding! I'm more than happy to teach a man how to fish so he can eat for a lifetime, but not so happy to give him a fish for one meal!



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Swampy,
We're on the same page. Like you said, "Adventure is where you find it". I say, go out get good and lost then use the least and make the most out of it. It's not for everyone, for those that need a destination and direction this is a cool thread.

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