This beautiful and historic trail is a hidden gem in White County. 4 miles; in and out.
Logan Turnpike Trail- 1.9 miles (USFS). The Logan Turnpike Trail follows the historic Logan Turnpike, the first road to run south from Union County. It was operated by Major Francis Logan who built a home and tollgate at the lower end of the trail. A parking area is located at the trail head on the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway. The first mile drops steeply to the AT at Tesnatee Gap and follows Town Creek from its headwaters on down. The second mile of the trail is very scenic and follows Town Creek.
Access the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway from Alt. 75 near Helen or from Hwy 180. The trail head is located near Tesnatee Gap