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Blankets Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.52 out of 5
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Intermediate
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,700 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

A: I'm heading that way tomorrow morning, I believe. I'll try to find it.

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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
South Loop
Dwelling Loop
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Granny Gear

May 14, 2016
Ally Granny Gear  
 
Review: A bit tacky, but all in all, good.

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Granny Gear

April 25, 2016
 
Review: My favorite place to ride in Georgia. Fun trails and a little bit for everyone.

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Gramcounter


April 11, 2016
cc2012 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Blankets is a nice system for what it is: Close in, well maintained, directionally controlled, good facilities, good variety. Everything is good and certainly worth the trip. For 5-stars and "great" spend another 30 - 45 mins in the car and head further north into the mountains. But in the meantime, add this to your rotation for quick outings.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Big Creek

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Bunny Hop


March 23, 2016
Patgoral Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Best trails near Atlanta! Super well maintained, with something for everyone.

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Gramcounter

February 8, 2016
 
Review: Best place to ride in Atlanta, the Van Michael trail is a blast. I only wish that I lived closer. 1.5 hours to get out there but we'll with it. Do the Van Michaels trail first while you have tons of energy.

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Gramcounter

January 25, 2016
 
Review: A very well maintained trail and there's a lot for everyone to ride from beginners to advance and anything in between. No wonder it's the number one trail in Georgia! =)

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Bunny Hop


January 10, 2016
 
Review: Very well marked and well maintained. Fun and challenging.

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Bunny Hop

January 3, 2016
dheslep Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I rode the three main trails. Overall this place is a great place that is close to the city. The VMT trail has some solid up and down with a few really technical sections. Dwelling is pretty wide for most of the trail with good flow. South loop is my favorite. It has about 4 miles and includes a good mix of roots and rocks. If you ride the 3 main trails, it's about 15 miles. Great job maintaining by SORBA.

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Bunny Hop

October 25, 2015
 
Review: Well maintained, great condition. Can spend all day there. Great park

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Gramcounter


October 7, 2015
Deedz Gramcounter  
 
Review: As a beginner, Mosquito Flats was a great ride and Mosquito Bite was the perfect challenge to push myself. I can't wait to go back!

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Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 200 ratings. 200 user reviews.
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