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Mountain Bike Trails: Staff Picks

Embark on an exhilarating journey with our guide to the finest mountain bike trails, each trail offering a unique adventure amidst diverse terrains and breathtaking landscapes. From winding paths through dense forests to challenging rocky ascents, our selection caters to all skill levels, ensuring a thrilling ride whether you're a beginner or an experienced mountain biker. With detailed trail descriptions, difficulty ratings, and local tips, our guide is your essential companion for exploring these natural playgrounds, where every turn brings a new discovery and a fresh challenge. So grab your bike, hit these trails, and immerse yourself in the wild beauty of mountain biking.

Mountain Bike Trails
Allatoona Creek

Acworth, GA

A beautiful Cobb county park with multi-use gravel roads, a skills area, jump lines and over 35 miles of sweet single track. It is open most of the year from sun up to sundown (although it does close for hunting season.) "Toona" is a local favorite where you can get away from the rat race and enjoy the outdoors.

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Bear Creek / Pinhoti Trails

Elijah, GA

The Bear Creek / Pinhoti Trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia, are known for their blend of forest service road climbs and thrilling singletrack downhills. This intermediate/difficult trail system offers a variety of experiences, from scenic overlooks and waterfall attractions to exhilarating downhill sections. The route involves climbs, switchbacks, and creek crossings, ending with a downhill stretch back to Mulberry Gap.

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Big Creek

Roswell, GA

Big Creek Park in Roswell, GA, is a diverse and engaging mountain bike trail system, renowned for its mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. Maintained by the Roswell Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO), it spans over 5 miles of cross-country singletrack. The park also boasts two pump tracks and an extensive freeride area. Trails like Stumpy's Loop, Laughing Creek, Climbing Snake, Hurts So Good, and Pine Hill offer a variety of terrain, from smooth paths to challenging up and downhill sections. Big Creek Park, being the largest wooded park in Roswell, also provides access to the Big Creek Greenway and is open during daylight hours.

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Blankets Creek

Acworth, GA

The Blankets Creek Full Tour is an intermediate/difficult trail system located near Canton, GA. It offers a diverse riding experience, including gravity and flow sections along with old-school technical singletrack. The route includes Van Michael Trail with its ups, downs, and flow sections; Dwelling Loop, known for mellow climbs and descents; and South Loop, which feels like traditional singletrack with punchy climbs and challenging terrain. The tour also features the gravity-focused Quehl Holler trail, with berms, rollers, and a wooden wall ride. For beginners & kids, check out the Mosquito Flats trail. This well-maintained and popular trail network provides an excellent mountain biking experience in the Atlanta area.

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Bull & Jake Mountain

Dahlonega, GA

The Bull and Jake Mountain trails, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia, offer a challenging and scenic ride. This IMBA Epic route covers over 50 miles and features a mix of red clay singletrack, loose rocks, stream crossings, and steep climbs. The trail network can be ridden in either direction, but a counter-clockwise ride from the main trailheads is recommended for a rewarding downhill finish. The trail is multi-use and frequented by equestrians, requiring courtesy and awareness. Carrying a map or using a mobile app is advised due to multiple trail intersections.

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Chicopee Woods

Gainesville, GA

Chicopee Woods, located in northeastern Georgia, offers an engaging experience with its diverse singletrack trails winding through scenic hardwood forests. This intermediate/difficult route is a favorite among local riders for its blend of technical features and natural beauty. The route is popular for its variety, offering everything from smooth rides to technical challenges, making it a comprehensive and enjoyable experience in the Gainesville, GA area.

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Sope Creek

Smyrna, GA

Sope Creek is a well-regarded mountain biking trail in the Atlanta Metro area, especially among walkers, runners, and cyclists. The trail blends wide paths with classic forest singletrack, creating a ride typically done as a figure eight, with direction depending on the day of the week. Known for its flowy singletrack through beautiful hardwood forests, Sope Creek doesn't have significant elevation changes but offers enjoyable descents. It is a great spot for a quick ride due to its convenient location, making it a favored choice for those with limited time. The trail's maintenance and the addition of rock armoring in muddy spots enhance its appeal.

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Please Note:

Disclaimer: The ride descriptions provided are for informational purposes only. Riders are advised to participate in any cycling activity at their own risk. Peachtree Bikes does not assume responsibility for any inaccuracies in the information provided. It is the responsibility of each rider to verify the current conditions and details of the routes. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear. Ensure that you are adequately prepared in terms of fitness, skill level, and equipment for the chosen route. The difficulty levels of rides vary, and it is essential to match your skill level with the ride's difficulty to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Remember, your safety is your responsibility.