One of the coolest things about the Soque River Ramble is that the race route takes you over both the Left Fork and the Right Fork of the Soque River in Habersham County.
The starting line is located literally on the bridge over the Left Fork or west branch of the Soque River at Old Chimney Mountain Road near the Batesville community.
Participants get to see and hear the Soque as it begins its nearly 30 mile path through Habersham County to empty into the Chattahoochee River. In the first quarter mile of the race, you can see Tray Mountain and Chimney Mountain to the west.
At about 1.3 miles into the event, runners and walkers cross over the Right Fork of the Soque, also knows as the Goshen Branch or Goshen Creek. From here you can see some of the most gorgeous scenery in the county with views of Goshen Valley and Goshen Mountain.
When you are about 2.5 miles along on Hwy. 197, you cross over the Soque River proper just south of the confluence of the two branches. Some of the best trophy trout fishing begins in this portion of the Soque and continues south towards Clarkesville.