Directions: From Blue Ridge, go east 0.25 mile on Old U.S. 76 to Aska Road; turn
right (south) and continue 4.5 miles to Deep Gap. The trail crosses the road just
below gap. To reach Stanley Gap, go on Aska Road an additional 3 miles to Stanley
Gap Road. Turn right on a gravel road and travel 4.2 miles to the trailhead. To reach
the lakeshore, go 2.5 miles on the Aska Road and turn left on Campbell Camp Road;
Travel 2 miles on Forest Service Road 711 to the trailhead.
Trailheads are located at Deep Gap, Stanley Gap, Shady Falls Road and Forest Road
711 by way of Campbell Camp Road. Parking fee is $2 per vehicle. Bulletin boards
at trailheads show maps of the area and the trail system.
Deep Gap- From McDonald’s restaurant at intersection of GA Hwy 515 and GA Hwy 5 in
Blue Ridge. Go east on GA Hwy 515 (toward Blairsville) approximately 0.8 miles to
Windy Ridge Road. At Windy Ridge Road turn right, go 0.2 miles to dead end with old
U.S. 76. Turn left, go 0.2 miles to Aska Road on the right. Turn right, go south
4.4 miles to Deep Gap parking area below gap on the right side of road.
Stanley Gap- Go south on Aska Road 8 miles. Turn right on paved road (Toccoa Riverside
restaurant on left). Parking area for trail is 4.1 miles on right.
Forest Road 711- Drive south on Aska Road for 2.5 miles to Campbell Camp Road. Turn
left and follow main road 0.8 miles to Forest Road 711 intersecting from left. Follow
711 past private homes; turn right, trailhead 2.0 miles.
Shady Falls- Follow Aska Road south 5.9 miles to Shady Falls Road. Turn left, go
0.2 miles, parking area on left.