Blankets Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.50 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)
System Trails (6)
South Loop
Dwelling Loop
Van Michael Trail
Quehl Holler
Mosquito Flats
Mosquito Bite
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Reviews (179)
 


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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April 28, 2015
 
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
 
Review: It is so much fun! Do yourself a favor and go on this trail!

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February 10, 2015
 
Review: Great conditions! Super fun day on Van Michael trail, Dwelling Loop and Quehl Holler.

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January 12, 2015
 
Review: Blanket's Creek has some great intermediate trails with a variety of terrain.

You can ride at night and the trails drain well.. but get your riding in during the warm season because it is closed often for freeze/thaw during the winter.

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January 2, 2015
 
Review: Great trail for All skill levels

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January 1, 2015
 
Review: This would be my favorite place to ride if I lived closer. It's got it all.

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December 26, 2014
 
Review: Nice improvements since my last visit a few years ago. Nice MTB trail system.

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December 7, 2014
 
Review: My wife and I are beginners to Intermediate and have been riding our Trek hardtails for only about 3 months, all on the southside on the Stinky Trail in Peachtree City. Very Very nice. Took the beginner thru advanced trails and did great, Spent 4 hours out there. Highly recommend. I can't wait to hit other trails. if people say this isn't the best for Atlanta I say wow can't wait to find the best one. This place was great.

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December 2, 2014
 
Review: This trail is not terrible. Its definitely not the best trail in the state or metro ATL area and really not even close.

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Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 179 ratings. 179 user reviews.
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