The Toccoa River Swinging Bridge is a perfect location for some quick fun and a late summer walk. There are two ways to get to the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, and each of these trails is different.

It’s a fun trip for almost anyone who can walk on unpaved trails and roads. Since, I was still on chemo at this point, it was perfect short walk for me.

Hardcore hikers will find the shorter 1/4 mile to the bridge boring. But if your goal is simply to reach the bridge, the shortest way to access it is this pathway. The other approach requires a walk of about a mile on a gravel Forest Service Road, plus a short jaunt on an actual trail.

Serious adventurers looking for a more challenging Toccoa River swinging bridge hike should opt for the Benton Mackaye Trail/Duncan Ridge Trail. From the trailhead on GA Highway 60, the round-trip trek is just under 7 miles!

This is one of the most famous bridges in Georgia. You can also see it via a kayak paddle along the Toccoa River with a “put in” between the Deep Hole Recreation Area and the “take-out” at the Sandy Bottoms Recreation area.

The Toccoa River is truly a beautiful Georgia River!

I could not keep Wessy out of it! Cool, clear, and just right for a Little Brown Dog!

I would love to kayak this river, but what to do about Wessy is always the question.

Looking down river as the late day sun begins to set.

Campers dot the shoreline.

I missed this little guy at first. It had to be pointed out to me that’s