Blankets Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.52 out of 5
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Intermediate
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
871
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Updated Description 9/15/13 by mtbgreg1:

Blankets Creek is one of the premiere mountain bike trail systems in the Atlanta Metro Area. While perhaps not technically in the metro area (depends who you ask), this Woodstock trail is close enough to the city to draw a flood of riders up here every day of the week.

Thanks to the popularity, SORBA Woodstock has recently been able to vastly expand the parking area and add new trailhead facilities, such as flush toilets.

As for the trails themselves, Blankets Creek is an excellent example of a stacked-loop trail system. Short, flat, easy trails are accessible right from the parking lot for beginner riders, but keep heading further in and you'll experience intermediate singletrack as well as advanced trails full of rocks, jumps, berms, and some serious exposure.

While Blankets is definitely busy and can get crowded sometimes, the reputation and the popularity has been well-earned. Directional travel (depending on day) helps keep the trails from feeling too congested once you get away from the parking lot, so if you have never ridden at Blankets Creek before, be sure to carve time out of your schedule to do so!

Previous Description:

Several singletrack loops at the edge of Lake Allatoona including the Van Michael, Dwelling, and South loops. Good signage and directional travel by day.
Beginner: 2.0 Miles Total
Intermediate: 4.2 Miles Total
Advanced: 8.1 Miles Total
Expert (Downhill): .25 Miles Total
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I was at this trail last year and loved it. There was a table top bridge that I didntnget a picture of. Could someone send me a picture of it? Thanks. -JDMMTB

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Q: I was at this trail last year and loved it Breyer was a table top bridge that I didn't get a picture of. I live in NY and don't get there too much. Could someone send me a picture of this feature? -Guest

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System Trails (6)
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Van Michael Trail
Quehl Holler
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Granny Gear


August 26, 2015
 
Review: I used to live just a few miles away for these trails and have yet to find a trail system that I like better. These have something for everyone. There are two advanced trails, one more technical the other more cardio. The intermediate trail can be road by beginners with some walking and a slow time or bombed by riders with skill and cardio on their side. Even the short beginners trail was nice for a warm up getting to the other trails.

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Granny Gear


July 28, 2015
bonzo248 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The most meticulously well-maintained trail I have ridden. Very fun with something for everyone, including some flat and easy stuff for beginners. Facilities are top-notch, as is the downhill area. That could keep you entertained for an entire afternoon by itself. It does get extremely crowded, so plan accordingly. Bottom line: no matter what level of rider you are, you will have fun here.

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2015
 
Review: Blankets Creek is my favorite trail to ride, ever! We live in Florida and this trail gives us just enough elevation and fun!

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Gramcounter


June 25, 2015
simguy160 Gramcounter  
 
Review: The most organized bike trail system I have experienced with excellent signage. There is also a well designed skills enhancement area at the trailhead. If in the area, check it out👍🏻

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Poseur

June 23, 2015
migpena Poseur  
 
Review: Best trail in GA so far. I'm riding it every weekend. It has different difficulty levels

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Granny Gear

June 10, 2015
 
Review: Lots of choices for any experience level.

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June 5, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: PHENOMENAL!

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Gnarly


May 7, 2015
 
Review: Excellent trail system, probably the best overall in the metro Atlanta area. You can get there in less than an hour (depending on traffic) from inside the Perimeter.

The trails are extremely well maintained and see regular improvements. I ride there probably every few weeks and it seems every time I go, they've updated something. Excellent signage.

There will be lots of other people there no matter when you go, but it doesn't feel crowded when you're out on the trail.

South Loop is the most technical of the loops there and the least ridden. Dwelling Loop is the most fun overall, at least to me. There's a good mix of technical bits with fast and swoopy too. Van Michael Trail is a blast, but it's tough! The climbs are short, but very steep in places. If you save VMT for last you may be too tired to enjoy it fully.

A good route is to warm up on Dwelling, then hit up VMT, and finally South Loop.

Also, don't forget to put in a couple laps on the Quehl Holler jump line!

Similar Trail: Rope Mill

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Gramcounter


April 28, 2015
Tom George Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail system and definitely one of my favorites. Do yourself a favor and ride Blankets Creek asap if you haven't been already.

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April 26, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: It is so much fun! Do yourself a favor and go on this trail!

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Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 186 ratings. 186 user reviews.
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