Blankets Creek Bicycle Trail

   
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15
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
7.3
avg mph
684
ridden
286
wishlist
1:05
avg time

Network
AVERAGE RATING
4.50 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on December 31, 2002
 
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
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System Trails (6)
South Loop
Dwelling Loop
Van Michael Trail
Quehl Holler
Mosquito Flats
Mosquito Bite
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Guest on July 22, 2014
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Review: Great Trail System! Has something for everyone at any level. Van Michael has killer embankments and flow with some technical climbs. South loop will feed that technical side and Dwelling is a good intermediate trail to build up some speed on. You can spend all day here and stay entertained.

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pikletreestem on July 8, 2014
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Review: This place was great! It was my first time here and I will be back soon. I did all the beginners loops a couple of times and also did the Dweller Loop, which was a little technical for me but it was a great ride! Dweller had a great view of the lake w/ plenty off rest stops along the way. The obstacles were lots of fun on Dweller. I really enjoyed the Flats as well w/ the low bridges and small obstacles. This place would be alot better w/ less people but it was well worth it.

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods

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spike07 on July 7, 2014
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Review: I rode here Saturday for a couple of hours. This is a great trail system in part due to the people that take care of it. South loop is a great ride. I came up from Florida but will make sure to hit this one again the next time I get up this way.

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aewynn0915 on July 4, 2014
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Review: this is a great trail I did a few of the easier loops and they were great You get an amazing view of the lake and they have alot of technical things that you can do or go around them.

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Guest on May 26, 2014
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Review: This is a good trail system for Georgia. Its got a good variety of trails. The bad part is that its overcrowded, overused and overated. It is a good place if you want to see a bunch of colorful spandex kits. I prefer Chicopee and Allatoona for a lest crowded, better experience.

Similar Trail: Chicopee/Allatoona

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GTechRacer on May 7, 2014
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Review: While overrated is the first thing that pops to my head when I think of this trail, there's no denying that it is a sweet trail. Not worthy of top 30 in US though. I love the speed one can get here and the views of the lake. There are three trails here worthy of riding and they are all top notch and have some nice tech features that you can fly through.

Similar Trail: Chicopee

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GeorgiaBoy on April 26, 2014
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Review: The Van Michael trail keeps you focused with plenty of climbs followed by some flowy and bermed descents. This one is a good for working on your cornering skills. The South Loop features plenty of rocks and roots to work on your technical skills and balance and rewards you with a beautiful view of the lake. The Dwelling loop is an easier, less technical trail more suited to Beginners who want to get their feet wet on an Intermediate level trail.

Similar Trail: Heritage Park

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sixsigma on April 1, 2014
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Review: best trails around for the all around anything you want to ride!!! theres a trails for everyone here form the vet mtb rider to the fresh first time rider

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SunSnowandWater on March 28, 2014
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Review: I was lucky to go Tuesday morning while most people were headed to work. I did the intermediate trail 3 times and really enjoyed it. I found it to be on the less technical side, hard packed dirt, not constant switchbacks. I rode as fast as I could (but still applied breaks downhill) and got in some nice cardio. I feel like this is a great place for me to practice and get comfortable NOT using my breaks so much. I think this is great for newer mtbers. It seemed pretty flowy to me. I didn't have to hike my bike, yet I still got a workout. I'm not sure how much eir enjoy it on the weekends. I arrived 10AMish Tuesday and left around 12:30. 2 cars when I arrived (neither with a bike rack), and there were maybe 20 when I was leaving. It is a big lot, and I can't imagine that many people all at once. There's only the 1 intermediate trail, but I almost tried the advanced trail...and I don't consider myself an advanced rider by ANY means. Hey, I guess we all can't be so lucky to take off and ride on a weekday. ;)

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jbond352 on March 21, 2014
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Review: My riding partner and I drove up from Florida to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out that the trails at Blankets Creek are GREAT! It is everything you would want in a trail system: 1) easily assessable 2) variety of terrain 3) top notch facilities 4) close to civilization 5) well maintained/marked. Though it might not have the " O MY GOD" type of technical features that other trail systems have, there is more than enough riding to keep an enthusiast busy for an entire day. Bravo to the Woodstock SORBA for creating and maintaining an awesome trail!

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DeZRider on March 2, 2014
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Review: Really fun on downhill parts I love riding it

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MTB Crackfox on February 22, 2014
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Review: Blankets Creek is about a 50 minuted drive for me and I simply don't care. It's one of the best Maintained networks I've come across. All the trails were really well thought out and executed. You would be do yourself a disservice if you are in the area and don't hit this trail up.

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piekaar on January 1, 2014
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Review: Well build, well maintained, fast and flowy. Trail has something for everyone. Downhill section is very short, great for entry level riders to practice basic cornering and jumps.

Similar Trail: Brown county state park Indiana

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Matt Brinkman on December 26, 2013
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Review: This is a great all-around trail from newbies to advanced riders.

i started 6 months ago and was able to progress through the flats and dwelling to now being able to tackle Van Michael and the South Loop.

Enough variety to tackle with a group of friends or to occasionally visit if not local to the Woodstock/Canton area

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Theejuicer on December 17, 2013
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Review: Best trail in the Atlanta area. Good flow trails, plenty of chances for air.

Similar Trail: FATS, Coldwater

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collins14 on December 15, 2013
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Review: This trail was a real dissapointment. It had some alright sections but the reviews have elevated the trail to be something its not.
Singletracks needs to change their rating system and this trail is the number 1 reason why. What a joke.

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Guest on April 29, 2014
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Review: For being close to town and something you can ride everyday, this place is amazing! The guy who have this one star is an idiot. Nut to mention of you ride at Blankets Creek you could also hit Rope Mill on the way out, another great place to ride just down the road.
The trail at Blankets Creek is the best of what Atlanta, the city has to offer. It's the closest to Atlanta. Unless you're taking about Chattahoochee National Park which sites have some mtb trails too but not like Blankets.
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Guest on December 15, 2013
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Review: I agree with you. It is an average trail system at best. Pretty much just a trendy place is the only reason it is even mentioned.
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Tom Sharp on November 30, 2013
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Review: My favorite place to ride! I am local, within a couple miles, and love to ride here! Fun for everyone and all skill levels!

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capnkirk on October 16, 2013
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Review: Very nice trail system. Best marked trails by far. There is always work going on to make it even better. I try to ride here every time I am in the Atlanta area

Similar Trail: chicopee

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TJB85 on October 9, 2013
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Review: Hands down the best trail system in Atlanta. I rode out there today, it's very well maintained. The parking lot is clean, the bike wash area is a great touch! As far as the trails themselves they are all great! I road every trail system but south loop. This trail system has something for every level of rider. Enjoy and great job sorba Woodstock!

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MTI on September 15, 2013
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Review: I believe Blankets Creek does deserve the praise of riders. This trail system has more variety than most and is very well maintained.

I had some work to do down in Atlanta and decided to bring the bike to ride. I rode the skills area and the Mosquito Trails first to just warm up. I then headed to the Dwelling and 1 1/2 miles in tore a sidewall. Wow was I bummed. I tried inflating it with a CO2 hoping it was not too bad and the Stan's was just shooting out. I began the trek back and met a group from the SORBA Woodstock and Mud Butt Academy. They called a LBS for me but I knew I would not make it before they closed.

These people would not let me leave without riding. They told me to meet them in the parking lot. Curtis from Mud Butts drove to his house and got me a tube and a spare tire and the three of them fixed me up to ride! They would not take any money so I dropped $20.00 in the donation box the least I could do.

I restarted the Garmin and Curtis showed me around. We did VMT which is just an awesome roller coaster. I lost it once on a sandy off-camber and popped back up. Then I think it was still VMT went down a steep rocky section with a cliff just to the right. I made it thru but my low BB height did not help. Curtis told me to find a line thru the rocks and well...I did not find it.

We did the South Loop which was a blast. Again some rocky section gave me trouble...as usual but I only had to walk one where I went down again because I caught a pedal on a rock. Glad it was my left foot and not my right with my broken toe.

After talking to Curtis for 1/2 hour I did the Dwelling which is my favorite type of riding what a nice trail. I even stopped and sat at a bench looking over the lake.

I can't wait to go back (with complete trail fix it kit) and ride the entire system.

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acurtis122 on September 11, 2013
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Review: Great place to ride from beginner to advanced. A must ride if in the area.

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jme574 on September 2, 2013
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Review: Descent little trail system. I felt that it was somewhat short and I rode all but the beginner trail and Qwull hollow (double black Diamond which was closed due to the rain). The south loop trail was descent, pretty rocky in spots. My favorite part was the trail that had jumps and a drop, thought it was cool that they were marked. I would recommend any trail to any skill level, nothing to difficult and even the jumps and drop have a ride around.

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Goodman on July 19, 2013
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Review: This is a pretty good trail system. Its got 1 fun trail and 2 mediocre trails. Like most people have said, it really doesnt live up to the hype. Definitely not deserving of top 10 in the World, or top 10 in the south.

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facebookmtbriding on July 9, 2013
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Review: When i rode here I did not realize this trail is ranked in the top 10. Some of the climbs were tough for me to climb but the descents were fun!

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Triple6 on July 7, 2013
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Review: Awesome trails, Had a blast there. Cant wait to get back down south to do some more riding here.

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nohyphens on June 28, 2013
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Review: This trail system remains the best in metro Atlanta, and the completion of the new parking lots, rest area and bike wash reinforces the reason why this tops trails in global ranking. If people are dissatisfied with this trail for any reason, it's likely they are still a novice. Dwelling is super fast once you get to know the trail itself, while Van Michael and South Loop remain real tech-y for riders who want to push the limits. Quehl Holler is always really fun, from the tabletops and kickers to the wooden wallride at the very end. The only better riding in Georgia might be in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but even then, the trail systems are not professionally carved in order to maximum speed and excitement.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Big Creek

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JRDinATL on July 26, 2013
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Review: This is a useful review: Blankets is the best that the Atlanta metro has to offer, and it offers a lot. It's a dream park in that it's dedicated to mountain bikes and it's very well maintained and run. There's loads of parking but it's never ever crowded on the trails. They (smartly) close it when it's too wet, and while there might be better trails in the Blue Ridge area, they aren't this well laid out or this committed to MTB.

Dwellings is a fast, flowy track with a few minor technical spots but nothing that a beginner couldn't get by. Mosquito Flats is unmemorable but nice to get the legs warmed up on. Van Michael has the most climbing and descending but not enough technical work to punish an advanced rider. But if you're an intermediate rider, Van Michael will push you as much as you can push back.

I don't like the South Loop much. It's got great variety in elevation, but there are too many rooty sections for my taste. I always ride it, but am always ready for it to end.
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shubedo on June 27, 2013
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Review: This is a pretty good trail for the metro area. It really doesnt live up the the hype of the reviews. There is really nothing special here, lots of better riding choices in the area.

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Chrisalt66 on June 20, 2013
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Review: I live in Marietta so this is my favorite place to get to. I spend time at Rope Mill and Sope Creek, Blankets tops the three by far.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill

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nohyphens on April 27, 2013
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Review: Been riding Blankets Creek for about 2 years now and it's always a great time. They've recently expanded the parking lot, which allows for a large amount of cars -- helps on the weekends. Dwelling is the crowd favorite, with a payoff of jumps, tabletops and drops in the very middle of the trail. Van Michael is fun, with lots of climbs, fast descents and a nail-biter of a switchback thrown in for good measure. South Loop is really fun, as well, but don't bother if you can't ride rooted downhills, uphills and steep inclines. Quehl Holler also provides a bit of fun for those looking to catch some (more) air. Sign says to stay out if the area is wet, and it makes sense. Quehl Holler will get muddy and riddled with puddles very easily, tearing up the trail if ridden extensively. Overall, one of the best trails within a short drive from the city.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Big Creek

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Schell21 on April 18, 2013
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Review: This would be my "home" trail. The up keep on it is fantastic. Its got something for everyone, newbies to advanced riders. There are some good climbs and really rewarding down hills. I would say Dwelling is the more all around trail while south loop is the techy trail and Van Michaels is the more challenging of the three. Mosquito flats is the beginner trail but always makes for a really fun warm-up.

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kernanmac on April 10, 2013
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Review: Super super fun and super flowy. There are some small ups and downs but no crazy up up up like the nearby mountains. You can keep your heart rate up and have a blast doing it. Trails are marked really well and the direction of riding changes every other day. The South Loop has some nice fun technical challenges and the Van Michael trail has some huge berms to scream around on.

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stumpyfsr on April 2, 2013
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Review: I'd describe this trail as Dynamic. It has ups and downs and many rocks and roots on advanced loops. Very well built and maintained. I rode more expensive trails that are way less quality built then this one. Want to come back here and ride it again and again.

Similar Trail: Lebanon Hills

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willriner on January 13, 2013
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Review: Still very wet, weather here will not let up at all. Quehl Holler is closed off so no down hill.

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Guest on January 24, 2013
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Review: Yo tambien estube ahí y fue genial. Lo disfruté al maximo. Un buen sitio para todo ciclista de MTB.
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Guest on January 10, 2013
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Review: Estuve de vacaciones y visite Blankest creek y fue una experiencia muy buena , poder rodar en estos singler track con una naturaleza unica del lugar. Lo recomiendo a todos los ciclistas que gustan del MTB. Bendiciones.

Similar Trail: Big creeck

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khoff5 on December 19, 2012
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Review: I absolutely LOVE this trail system! My girlfriend and I are new to mountain biking and have been here all but 4 days in the past 2 weeks (rain kept us at home). There is truly something for everyone here, and I have to give a huge thank you to SORBA Woodstock! Mosquito Flats is a great beginner trail and also provides access to Mosquito Bite and VMT. Mosquito Bite introduces you to slight elevation changes and a little creek crossing, plus two bridges and a little boardwalk section with a mini- bank turn. There is also an access to VMT on Mosquito Bite for the clockwise days. Quell Holler is an absolute blast! A short 1/4 mile of dirt jump action with a choice of taking a beginner line or an experienced line. Dwelling is great, with a nice flow laced with rocks, roots, and climbs. I haven't journeyed out onto South Loop or VMT yet because I'm riding a 26" single speed dirt jumper, but I can't freakin' wait to get my new bike and give 'em a go! All trails are directional except for Mosquito Flats, and are marked very well. Regardless of how crowded the parking area is, you won't feel the least bit crowded once you get out onto the trails. Make sure to donate whatever you can at the main entrance to the trails so that the SORBA guys can keep on kickin'!

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jamtb on November 22, 2012
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Review: Very professional and nice trail system. Really well marked and the busiest I have seen. Had to be 100 people there on the day I rode which was a sunday. No problem as the trails are directional, but it was cool to see so many riders. I rode the south loop and dwelling and south loop again for a good days ride. Nothing technical on either trail, but still really a fun, but fast ride.

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les_625 on October 24, 2012
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Review: Awesome! Possibly the best in GA.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill

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jason1122 on September 30, 2012
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Review: Wow what a great trail. There is something for everyone. Very well marked had no complaints for this one.

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HiFi1981 on September 7, 2012
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Review: The Best trail in GA. Well groomed super banked speedway. Some awesome variety and challenging moments. Do the whole thing for 16 miles. This trail has set the bar. Trust in Sorba

Similar Trail: Chicopee

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iRieEYED on September 3, 2012
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Review: One word...AWESOME. Had a great time out here and being new there was plenty for me to ride. I went out with a friend who is more experienced and followed him through Van Michael and had a blast. GNARLY climbs but rewarded with rad downhill. Would rather ride Van on a counter clockwise day though. Dwelling loop was awesome, rode it on a clockwise day...the "Advanced" jump route was a lot of fun. Plenty out here to ride. Really liked that they had a "Training Area" as well with fun features to ride.

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manreet on September 3, 2012
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Review: Need more of these trail/parks to develop MTB into a great sport!

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Chicopee Woods

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wheelock on August 26, 2012
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Review: Solid trail. Good mix of sections. The little 'DH' run is very fun, but needs some work to buff it out. Van loop is a huge disappointment clockwise. Dwelling was my favorite for a nice xc-plus ride. Very enjoyable overall.

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jgarrick on August 21, 2012
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Review: Was in the area for work and was able to sneak in a ride during my visit. It was well worth the effort. Rode the clockwise direction on each of the major loops. South Loop is more narrow and fairly technical but without the steep climbs and descents of Van Michael. The climbs on Van Michael are punishing but the turns and berms on the downhills are worth it. Dwelling Loop is fast and fun. The downhill course was a soft and slick when I rode so I didn't get a chance to really take advantage the potential is there for some big hits.

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HiFi1981 on August 19, 2012
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Review: Well groomed and tons of fun. One of the best in GA. A little something for everyone. Believe the hype, this trail is awesome, I wish it was closer.

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StreakMTB on August 10, 2012
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Review: Great trail system - perhaps the epitome of a "near civilization" type of trail. When it is linked up to Rope Mill, the 30+ miles of trail will be fairly epic. Fairly busy. The new parking lot that is being built Fall 2012 will help with crowding and add some nice facilities. Note that Blankets will be closed for 15 days at some point. Individual trails: Dwelling - Intermediate MTB with some decent hills. Nice "alt line" with jumps to add some technical challenge. South Loop - Less aerodynamically taxing than Dwelling/VMT, but more technically challenging. VMT - Lots of vertical climbing/descending with big berms. Kevorkian's pass is a nice surprise. Best ridden CCW IMO. * Review edited 8/10/2012* Review edited 8/10/2012

* Review edited 8/10/2012

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Alatoona Creek

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bhigdon101 on August 6, 2012
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Review: fun downhill section and lots of good xc trails also... had a good time will be back..

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scottohandy on July 25, 2012
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Review: Nicely maintained trail system with something for everyone.

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ClaytonJ on July 20, 2012
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Review: Extremely well managed and maintained trail system. Signage with direction of travel (variable by week day), difficulty rating and distance are great. Multi-loop opportunities allow you to go as hard and long as you feel like. Heavily used by a wide range of users, even when I was there at 10AM on a Tuesday. Everyone was friendly and clearly out to have fun. I wish I had a trail like this near my city.

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IVman on June 13, 2012
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Review: Love this trail park! I'm an advanced XC rider and ride here 3-4 times a week. Dwelling is their Easy-More Difficult trail, fast with some easy climbs, however, on the weekends is very busy with beginners and families. South loop is their "technical" trail, roots, rocks, couple of boulders, climbs (I wouldn't call them steep) and twisty sections. Van Michael is their More Difficult trail, fast (faster now that they have made the trail improvements) with plenty of climbs and downhills, jumps and big birms. Be careful of the section known as Dr. Kevorkian.

* Review edited 6/13/2012

Similar Trail: Chicopee

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derrick.fitzgerald on May 19, 2012
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Review: Love the new VMT 2.0 - lots of flow Fast and flowing now with all the trail work- either direction with lots of new berms

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Tsali

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torchersoccer on May 16, 2012
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Review: Fast fun, and pretty flowy. Easy to keep speed from down hills to push through the uphill sections. A local recommended this trail to me and I thoroughly enjoyed the South Loop (as well as a few others I rode). Great trail

Similar Trail: West Branch State Park, Oh

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Lawdawg1120 on May 5, 2012
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Review: This system of trails is awsome

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delphinide on April 26, 2012
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Review: Finally! After trying 3 times to ride this trail while on different trips to ATL I get to ride this trail. It was awesome, so I rode it twice in one week, counter CW then CW on different days. Lots of elevation and some fun technical riding for such a small area. You can ride it hard in about 2 hours and it will wear you out! Some fun kickers, roots, drops and a lot of really fast flowy trails. Wish this was in MY backyard.

Similar Trail: Tsali

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cbrsport17 on April 23, 2012
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Review: One of the best trail systems in the southeast, I am very lucky that I only live about 15 mins from them and can ride them every weekend. Plenty of variety here to keep anyone busy!!

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Onefatbug on April 15, 2012
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Review: Fun Trail, cant wait to get back, long drive for me

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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dougferraro on March 18, 2012
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Review: New to area and to this type of riding, this place is awesome. Just rode it today, Mosquito Flats twice and Dwelling once. Mosquito good for beginners, good warm up. Dwelling put it to me a little bit, couple tougher areas, hills, lots of rockes and roots. Look forward to the rest of the trails. Great scenery.

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waltski on March 11, 2012
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Review: Best track def coming back

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kyle8181 on March 8, 2012
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Review: Fantastic trail. When I go visit family in North GA I always hit this one and Bear Creek. This one has so much to offer and is well maintained.

Similar Trail: Oak Mountain State Park

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Timmy1025 on February 12, 2012
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Review: Very Awesome place to ride! It is close to Atlanta. If it is very cold or wet make sure you call hotline because trail may be closed.

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mtbgreg1 on February 10, 2012
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Review: Quehl holler is closed, presumably just for the winter

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inbody06 on February 9, 2012
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Review: Good trails for every skill level riders. marked well . Fun everyday trail system to ride . however it lacks in some truely fast and furious down hill like bear creek in ellijay .I ride here at least once a week so its a very well put torether trail. THANKS SORBA!

Similar Trail: fort yargo, chicopee

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limetownjack on November 1, 2011
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Review: A great trail that's definitely worth revisiting. Trails are all very well marked (it'd be almost impossible to get lost) and trail maintenance is second to none. Trail difficulty ranges primarily from expert to intermediate. The Mosquito trails would be good for beginners but combined they're only maybe a mile or two. (As a side note, they are really anal about helmets. I forgot mine in the truck and on my way back to get it THREE people asked me where my helmet was and a couple weren't very polite about it either)

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Harry_Swisher on October 30, 2011
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Review: The BEST in the south I do believe. This is a must do for every biker!!!!

Similar Trail: Oak Mountain

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annistonfire153 on October 27, 2011
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Review: LOVE THIS PLACE!! Probably the best system of trails I've ridden. Fast and flowy and also has technical trail and freeride. It has something for everyone.

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colpotatos on October 14, 2011
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Review: Blankets Creek is simply the best trail system I've ridden in the southeast. Unbelievable!!! I had to do the intermediate trail 4 times. It's the right balance of climbs and speed. Be warned: if you like rocks and roots, and LOTS of rocks and roots, I mean 4 miles of rocks and roots, then take the south loop. Don't leave without doing the quell holler (?) downhill flow. It's not as menacing as the sign leads you to believe, but it's a total riot. I suppose you could make it menacing if you just blazed down it and caught 5 feet of air. Killer scenery too!

Similar Trail: I know no other comparison. It's the baddest.

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kwnichol on September 6, 2011
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Review: WOW!!! Finally got the opportunity to ride this one. It is truly remarkable. This trail has something for everyone. I understand now why it is rated #1 in GA!!!

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods Dauset Trails Fort Yargo

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brandont on September 5, 2011
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Review: I love this trail system. Been riding there for a couple of years now, i guess i consider my home track. I love to ride different trails and with the new addition of the jump run and the jump section to the dwelling this trail system ranks up there with the best.

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jbster13 on August 26, 2011
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Review: Great trail. Beautiful scenery. Nice elevation. Good climbs, but not too insane.

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screenrider on August 22, 2011
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Review: Great track...easy to access in the Atlanta area.

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GoKite5 on June 26, 2011
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Review: An amazing trail to be so close to a major city like Atlanta. Wish I had the same. Fast flowing trails with nice climbs and downhills. This is a beautifully maintained park. Absolutely loved it. Only lacks technical challenges. Great job to the local SORBA group!

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mtbgreg1 on June 23, 2011
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Review: I finally rode here for the first time about a month ago, and I loved it! The quality workmanship is so evident in this trails with the careful benchcutting, swooping flow, and big banked turns. Quehl Holler was an absolute riot... I can't wait to hit that again! As for the XC trails, South Loop was my fav, I loved all the rocky climbs, and Van Michael was a blast as well. The exposed section above the water was so fun, felt like I was back out in Colorado!

Similar Trail: Chicopee

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WoodstockGator on June 19, 2011
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Review: All around awesome place 2 miles from my house. Amazing to have a place like this right next to Atlanta. Wanted to review the new Quehl Holler trail. It's only .25 miles....it's basically a "downhill-obstacle-course-jumpfest". Went out there the other day and promptly had the worst crash of my mtn biking life. After 10 min on the ground, got back up and rode it about 10 more times (with numerous more injuries); it was well worth it. Awesome jumps and an awesome man-made "boardwalk" ending (picture a steep-banked Nascar turn made of two-by-fours). You will love it. My only suggestion is to ride it slowly the first time to learn where the hidden ditches are so you don't accidentally encounter one going too slowly to clear it (like I did with my major injury). Enjoy!!

Similar Trail: taylor randall (spelling?)

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zeus2188 on June 10, 2011
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Review: Very fun trails. Definitely as challenging as you want to push yourself to be. Now that my legs can handle it, Van Michael Trail is very fun trail!!! I go to these trails at least 4 times a week since I live in Kennesaw. Always pushing harder.

Similar Trail: Georgia International Horse PARK Trail.

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jkey6 on May 12, 2011
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Review: This trail is my favorite in the Atlanta area because it is all fun and you can pretty much make it as challenging as you want by adding loops together. The Van Michael trail at the back of the Mosquito Flats route is very cool. The new Quehl Holler trail is a fun, relatively short jump track where you can get some nice air if you want or you can just roll through it if you're not that experienced. My favorite aspect of these trails is the fact that there are no incredibly long stretches of uphill or downhill, the terrain is rolling so you can keep a nice momentum to your ride.

* Review edited 4/30/2012

Similar Trail: Big Creek

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clickner on May 9, 2011
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Review: This is a good trail if you cant get up into the mountains above Atlanta. I would not travel to ride this trail. There are a lot better trails with some climbing in N GA and NC. I dont think this trail should be in the top 100 for the US, but somehow it is.

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agent6 on March 28, 2011
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Review: Absolutely amazing! These trails are well taken care of, and offer something for everyone. Mosquito flats is a great, relatively easy-going trail that can also be pretty fast. I rode these last Friday for the first time, and started dwelling loop late in the day. Little did I know how long this trail was. Im from Ohio, and trails usually aren't this long or awesome for that matter. If you ride Blankets, be sure to ride dwelling because it is constantly transitioning from long, steep climbs to long, fast downhill with a great view of the lake for 75% of the trail. I rode Dwelling Saturday morning also, and while equally awesome, going the other way it is a much different trail. If you are in Georgia, ride Blankets!

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rootbeermtb on March 17, 2011
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Review: A great trail for all levels of riders. It is my favorite place for riding my single speed. The first trail (mosquito flats/mosquito bite) are easy mostly flat trails that will lead you to the newest trail (Van Michael's) which is intermediate and very fun. It has some hills but none to big for the 32/18 single speed. The other two intermediate trails are farther out from the parking lot down a gravel path. The dwelling trail is the first you will come to but at the same intersection is a bypass to the south loop. Both trails are very smooth and flowing with some great views of the lake. Even an advanced rider will get a great workout at this very well maintained stacked loop trail system.

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trenttyre on March 8, 2011
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Review: I love this trail! and it does get crowded but the previous review was right about not running into people unless you are really slow or really fast, but that is really only on Dwelling. South loop is always dead in my experience even on really crowded days. Now the new loop (van Michael) i like BUT and this is a big BUT it kind of suxs because it is all machine cut just like chickapee woods and I HATE that. sure its fast but so are all the others and sure it gives a great workout but so do the others. I just wish it was more technical like dwelling and south loop and I hate this new type of trail building because it takes away all the challenge to mountain biking (except the fitness part) I like, NO I LOVE Technical trail because it makes you a better rider. So trailbuilders put down the gas can and park the bob cat and pick up a shovel like we used to!

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Guest on January 23, 2011
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Review: Blankets Creek Trail System is just a phenominal place to ride. There is everything from beginners to advanced. The new Van Michaels trail is really fun to ride. There are some tough climbs but not tough enough for the stumpy! Watch out for trail runners though! They are here and there but not a bother. This is a highly trafficed (is that a word?) trail so you should in the morning. They have maps at the trailhead however they are black and white. Lots of bikers on the trails and for good reason!

* Review edited 1/27/2011

Similar Trail: Big Creek

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patcycles on December 6, 2010
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Review: Woodstock Sorba has done and continues to do an amazing job on these trails. Like most folks have said there is something for everyone and just plain challenging and fun. For those few that give it a bad rating like ilovenaps I say stay off of all the trails and continue taking your naps. I have been there on a Saturday morning when the parking lot was full and Sixes Church had a ton of cars there and the trails still weren't busy. They are laid out well and unless your really slow or really fast your not going to pass to many or get passed by many. Since the trails are directional and the runners and hikers go the opposite direction of the bikes you won't have problems with them. A must do trail system.

Similar Trail: Tsali, Pinhoti, Raisin Woods, Santos, Racoon Mountain, FATS, Chicopee Woods...

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ChiliDog on November 19, 2010
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Review: Blankets Creek Trail System is one of the best trails I have been on in the SE. It's not a long trail, but Dwelling Loop has a great flow to it. I really enjoyed the berms on the Van Micheal trail, and the climbs will really get your heart pounding. I didn't get a chance to ride the South Loop, but it sounds more like what I'm use to in AL. If your traveling from out of town, and headed back home through ATL grab a seat in the parking lot (75/285). Wow!!! Extra 2 hours to get home.

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods, Sylaward

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BandL on September 28, 2010
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Review: My Family and I are beginner Mountain Bikers. We love coming to Blankets creek. The other bikers are very friendly and helpful and even when the parking lot is full the trails do not seem crowded. I highly recommend Mosquito flats and Mosquito bite for beginners.

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farfromhome on September 22, 2010
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Review: Killer trail system. I rode Van Michael and the South Loop. Super fun! They will def get your heart rate up! The Van Michael is a must do if you only have time for one.

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FatRider on September 8, 2010
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Review: Great trail system. Beginner, intermediate, and expert trails. If you are short on time, skip the much ballyhooed Van Michaels Trail and go to the South Loop. It is more technical and the risk/reward is much better. If you have the time, by all means, ride them both. The Dwelling loop is a speedster and can be fun even for a beginner rider. One of the previous posters mentioned that the people are backwards in Cherokee. Maybe so. But they are very nice people and I have been on the trails here with a flat and had people give me a tube and a CO2 cartridge pump and ride off telling me that they would see me in the parking lot. SORBA has done a great job here and the trails are amazing.

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crabbylove on July 28, 2010
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Review: Dwelling Loop is lots of fun and a great workout. I did see some hikers but they are traveling the loop in the opposite direction and are able to step off the trail so you can pass. The local riders were very friendly.

Similar Trail: Not sure, I'm not from this area.

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bikegaucho on July 14, 2010
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Review: blankets has become my go to trail when i want to be guaranteed a good ride and good workout. go there, ride, have fun. thats it.

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gmm on July 9, 2010
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Review: My wife and I are learning to ride and building our skills on this great trail system. There's something for every rider. We ride in the late evenings and are having no trouble with overcrowding. SORBA - Woodstock is a great, friendly and energetic group that is doing a fantastic job of building and maintaining trails - roughly 20 miles (including Taylor Randahl Trails) so far with many more planned. And one more thing that @ilovenaps is wrong about - Cobb County residents were the ones demanding the science book warning labels, not Cherokee.

Similar Trail: Taylor Randahl Avalanche, Dauset Trails

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millstkd on June 10, 2010
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Review: To ilovenaps: this is a place for mountain bike reviews. This is not a place to make fun of an area or its people. Grow up dude. This is an amazingly well kept trail and rides well. I have ridden it a few times and always enjoy it tremendously.

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Slee_Stack on May 5, 2010
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Review: Just don't go on the weekend. Fighting your way through hordes of people on two-way connectors to your loop head is frustrating. But once you are on a loop, the trails are probably the nicest this close to Atlanta. Expect to see up to a dozen riders passing (or being passed by you) in a single loop during prime riding time.

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zippyzap68.5 on May 5, 2010
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Review: Even if it's a crowded parking lot, it never feels that busy out on the trails. I think this because it is a pretty expansive system of trails. Blankets creek has something for everyone, down to the rider just getting started. Van Michaels is my favorite - smooth, steep in parts. Thank you SORBA.

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dozzerboy on March 14, 2010
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Review: This is a very nice trail just up the interstate from me. We did a lot of work on this trail this weekend and cleaned it up a bunch. Only downside I can think of is the fact that it is very well known and too many people use it. It could use a bigger parking lot:), but if there is no room go to sixes church, park and bike the 300-400 feet to the entrance. If you are ever in the area be sure to hit this trail, you won't be disappointed. Have fun! Also, this is a place to review trails, not people or residents or counties. So, please don't criticize anything but the trails.

* Review edited 12/28/2010

Similar Trail: Big creek Sope creek

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fastcat on October 22, 2009
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Review: Whoever is responsible for the creation behind Blankets should be applauded, because it truely has something for everyone. This seems to be the best maintained trail system near Atlanta. I have ridden it since its beginning and it continues to grow and expand as Atlanta's premier place to Mtn Bike. I usually judge trails by when you FIRST ride them. Are there too many climbs. Are there too many decents. Can I get lost easy. How is the general flow of the trail. All rate excellent in my mind. This is a great trail system if you are new to Mtn Biking, because it will allow you to grow and challenge yourself due to the many levels of trails.

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anewell1146 on September 14, 2009
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Review: best trail around, no doubt about it.. van michael trail was a blast

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a2t on September 5, 2009
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Review: great local ride, would venture to say nothing as good this close to ATL. The south loop is very challanging, if you can ride this fast you're doing well. van micheals is great too. I seem to compare every ride to this place, nothing matches it yet - chicopee, horse park, yargo, dawsetts, not even Tsali. I for 1 am thankful for a great ride nearby.

Similar Trail: horse park, yargo, chicopee, dawsetts

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sntruitt on August 16, 2009
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Review: this is by far the best trails around. The US Army Corps of Engineers did a fantastic job!! I enjoyed it and cannot wait to get back!

* Review edited 11/23/2009

Similar Trail: Fort Yargo, Yellow River, Harbins Park, Tribble Mill

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eagle09ga on July 27, 2009
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Review: Really enjoyed this trail, very well kept and had many different difficulty choices. Lots of rock on the mid difficulty range, but not too many steep inclines. Views are also great along the lake section.

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garbageingarbageout on July 15, 2009
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Review: To Ilovenaps and strendley - It's difficult to converse with brain dead people but here goes: ilovenaps is obviously a girly man who cannot ride anything but asphalt and knows nothing about mtb riding - whines about one of the best mtb trails anywhere - unbelievable. strendly whines about riding the wrong way - he is probably one of the weenie brats seen on the trails going the wrong way without a helmet. I am 68 and have ridden those trails almost daily for 11 years - including the new advanced van michaels trail which ilovenaps evidently couldn't navigate. strendley - we are anal about safety and when people are seen going the wrong way or without a helmet we call it to their attention - but if you prefer to go the wrong way that's fine - just helps clear out the gene pool. It's people like these, who NEVER contribute in any way to trail systems, volunteer wise or financially, that do the most whining - you boys need a good spanking.

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Narcosis on July 12, 2009
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Review: This location with it's multiple trails offers a multitude of adversity for all rider levels. It's easily accessible and very well maintained by the Woodstock SORBA group. The nap lover who commented previously on these trails is a troll and idiot. I'm sure Decatur, GA has much better offerings so stay down there in the shallow end of the gene pool and stick to the streets if you can't handle roots. The sport is mountain biking, not quilting, so QQ.

Similar Trail: Green Ridge State Forest, Jones Mill Run, Roaring Run

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JSurratt on July 6, 2009
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Review: This trail has been kept up very good. Lots of fun with downhill with some technical parts on the trails. I will definitely hit this trail again when in N. Georgia area. On the trail we saw a couple of doe's with 2 fawns crossing our path.....we don't see much wildlife on our home trails here in Central Florida.....exciting to see.

Similar Trail: Tsali Thompson Loop, Tsali Mouse Branch, Tsali Right & Left Loops....(tough workouts)

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ilovenaps on July 2, 2009
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Review: Ah expectations can lead to such disappointment. After reading these trail review we hit this trail around 11 AM on a Thursday. Parking lot was fairly packed, everything is well marked, easy to find. We rode both the Dwellers loop as well as the South loop and the beginners loop. Here is where I should remind you where this trail is, Cherokee County GA, the armpit of OTP Atlanta full of misguided pseudo Christians and people who are actually ignorant and uneducated enough to like Sarah Palin. The same wonderful county that brought GA more international embarrassment when the school system wanted warning stickers on science books about evolution. Full of cookie cutter generic subdivisions, the very definition of ugly strip malls and poorly designed urban sprawl (see highway 92 for an example). Should have known just from the location to lower my expectations… What should and could be an epic ride is not. While there are flashes of fun and brilliance, the trail is just not really fun. Rocks are fine, technical are fine, but most parts felt like riding in a washed out riverbed full of rocks that are basically gravel. Most parts where you’d want to go fast it’s either to sandy, rocky or too many roots. It never really followed the punishment/reward ratio…. Roots, jeez, everywhere on this trail something wants to pop your tire. I don’t know if its from wear and tear, poor maintenance or what but there are way too many annoying pointless roots that make what would be a fun fast single track in to a bumpy and just no fun ride. If it weren’t for the Deer I nearly hit on the trail as well as some pleasant lake views and a FEW fun sections (the other reviewer was dead on about the sheer drops, very nice) I’d give this trail a 2. The Freedom Parkway PATH trail is more fun than this.

Similar Trail: Chicopee, Yellow River

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ChainSuckSux on December 27, 2012
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Review: Ilovenaps is obviously a weak rider and is not really experienced enough to know what a good mountain bike trail is. He calls Cherokee county the armpit of Atlanta. Really? There are many worse places to visit around Atlanta. These trails are very well maintained. And yes, there are roots like you would find on mountain bike trails. Similar Trail: Sope Creek, Taylor Randahl, Chicopee
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enoeht on June 7, 2009
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Review: This trail system has somthign for everyone. South Loop (My personal favorite) is serious fun with obstacles every 15 feet it seems. rock beds, etc. The trail at 2 points run alon a 70 Degree drop off of about 50 to 60 ft down, its pretty fun. Dwelling was jsut extended by about .5 Miles. They are doing a great job out there and working hard on it. Soon it will be part of the http://greenprintsalliance.org/

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GoldenGoose on May 24, 2009
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Review: A great set of trails nestled into the city of Holly Springs just outside of Atlanta. A Top 3 ride in the Metro area along with Chicopee and the Olympic trails in Conyers. Trails for all levels plus a skills section. Well maintained and frequently updated. Unfortunately, the cat is WAAAAY out of the bag on this place and it can get busy.

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods Olympic Horse Park

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amkleimann on December 23, 2008
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Review: new trail (area 51) has been open for a few months. rated as advanced. i'm new so i don't know how that goes, but it's alot of fun. good climbs, fast decents.

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Frank_C on September 22, 2008
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Review: Fantastic trail system with something for everyone. I rode the new Area51 trail this past weekend. It has some steep climbs, tight turns at cliffs, a few roots and rocks, and some tight singletrack.

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DerekSipe on August 15, 2008
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Review: The description needs to be updated for this trail. There are two additional trails added: Mosquitto Bite ~2 miles, which is slightly more difficult than the existing beginner loop Van Micheal Trail ~4 miles, which is another advanced trail. So total miles is about 13 miles. This is a must ride for the Atlanta area.* Review edited 8/15/2008

* Review edited 8/15/2008

Similar Trail: Big Creek

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sbolch46 on August 4, 2008
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Review: Great workout trail. No serious hazards, but it's a great place to hone your skills. Has several water washes that offer a cool downhill challenge ending up on the beach of lake Allatoona.

* Review edited 8/4/2008

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flamdrag8 on August 3, 2008
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Review: This trail was a 9 1/2 out of 10. It was fast, fun, tech, and beautiful. It would have been perfect if it wasn't for a couple of down trees. A great trail system with something for everyone!

Similar Trail: iron legs

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mountainmaninga on July 31, 2008
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Review: Great progressive trail system. Every trail was built different in personality. Mosquito Flats is super flat for beginners. Mosquito Bite introduces hills and creek crossings. Dwelling adds in flowing turns, mild roots and rocks and how to learn gears. Racers love it for fast flowing speed. This opens you up to the advanced loops. South is tight and technical with lots of roots and rocks. VMT (the new loop opened a month ago) is a climbing/descending roller coaster. It is the advanced cardio trail that was machine cut to give it a different feeling based on the extreme contour of the terrain. Something for everyone. Crowded on the weekends, but the trail directional system limits the number of run-ins with other riders.

* Review edited 7/31/2008

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods

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bmanus on July 28, 2008
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Review: Great trails for staying in good riding shape. Great after-work or weekend morning ride. A 4th loop (Advanced rating) is now open.

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fsugator on July 21, 2008
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Review: I love living so close to such a good trail. There is something for everyone. The beginner is right up front, so you can warm up on that on your way to the harder ones. The South Loop is most difficult...it's not going to kill you, but you can make it harder depending on how fast you want to do it. I haven't tried the new area that just opened, but it looks to be fun, too. Some people complain about "too crowded", but what do you expect so close to town? The riders of Atlanta should be happy to have such a well-balanced and well-maintained trail system so close to town. Enjoy.

Similar Trail: Any one with lots of options like this one.

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seenvic on June 26, 2008
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Review: In this case "they" are SORBA. You should support them with a membership and perhaps help "them" if you have the time. Become part of it - make the MTB community stronger. Once you join, "they did it" becomes "we did it".

* Review edited 6/26/2008

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zsnau734 on June 25, 2008
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Review: Love it love it love it. They have something for everyone with really easy beginner trails to advanced technical trails. Moderate length trails allow for variable riding lengths while not being too short to make a boring day of turning circles.

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kkudlac on June 25, 2008
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Review: Great XC Trail system with Beginner, Intermediate, and 2 Advanced loops.

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RunandBike0519 on June 23, 2008
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Review: Blankets Creek, is a great place to ride, with a little for all, the newest section Area 51/Van Michael, is the best, fast in some sections and that very technical in others.

Similar Trail: Big Creek.

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strendley on May 23, 2008
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Review: this trail has def. improved over the last few yrs. its one of the most challenging rides closest to the city but not worth the drive if u like the purity of riding. The people that maintain & often ride the trails are super anal about trail direction. They will yell at you if ur headed the wrong way- and its not a happy n ride place- everytime i make the journey there someone is an a-hole to me. I learned to ride out west where riding is about the love of riding!!!! this place is full of jerks

Similar Trail: anyone in the city a much better pick is yellow river- at least the people out there are cool

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Beau on April 14, 2008
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Review: this was my first trail in georgia and it was great! coming from these virginia trails it was a nice change. the rocks brought in a new aspect, compared to miles of roots. overall i had a great ride and it was a blast.

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trent34 on March 22, 2008
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Review: this is the best place to go on the north side! the trails are well maintaned and there are curently 3 loops a beginner that is 1 mile an intermedeate that is like 3.7 and a experienced that is 4.2. they are also curently adding about 8 more miles of single track! Although the long loop does have those stupid rock gardens that just c*** all over your ride but other than that there is some great seenery by the river. great elevation chngge too for being so close to town. i love this place and will constantly go back. oh and for the best ride do the beginner first the the intermediate (which is really fast) and then the hard loop gets you about 9 miles plus the new single track (called "area 51" looks like it will be real fast and hard too.

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strendley on November 15, 2007
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Review: fun quick trails- good learning spot and place to work on skills. reminds of the fun challenging trails in my favorite trails home Arizona. close enough to the city but a great ride in nature

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specializedfanatic on October 28, 2007
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Review: excellent trail sorba woodstock takes good care of the trail. i went out there to help.if your advanced you will go fast. good length.good ride if you dont want any technical sections and just want and excercised ride.great layout

Similar Trail: bearcreek for downhill and climb and central park for begginer ride

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zsnau734 on October 17, 2007
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Review: Nice trail system close to Atlanta.

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aabiking on October 15, 2007
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Review: Man, this trail has to be the most used trail that I have every ridden. The parking lot was packed. Mosquito flats and the dwelling trails were congested but when I hit the South loop I seemed to be all by myself. The trails are not very technical but they are fun and fast. Oh yeah, if you are single and looking for a female riding friend or what ever. This place was crawling with female ridders. I will be trying out the night riding tomorrow night for a different feel of the course. I believe this will be an awsome night course.

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Nickelsonx1 on July 29, 2007
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Review: great trail for a quick after work ride.

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hophead on July 23, 2007
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Review: Three great singletrack loops at three different levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced. All three are great fun.

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Hyper on May 15, 2007
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Review: Very fun trail. There are three loops with various difficulties. Very fun as you can warm up, get down and dirty, and repeat until your bum gives out. Probably the best place to ride around Atlanta.

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harohomeboy on February 8, 2007
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Review: These trails are awesome. This is one of my favorite places to ride. The South Loop has some pretty tough climbs, but it makes up for it with downhills. The Dwelling loop is a perfect combination of up and down. If you go here you really need to make sure you have a chance to ride both directions because it is like a completely new trail when ridden the other way. There is a sign that tells which direction on which day. Check it out!!

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sandm96 on November 23, 2006
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Review: Rode it last night with a few friends. Great trail for night riding. Do the whole thing! It's fun. Trail is in good shape. Leaves have been raked off.

Similar Trail: Tsali (N.C.), Swayback Bridge (Alabama), Long Hunter (Nashville)

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madlion on October 20, 2006
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Review: One of the best trail systems around Atlanta. Something for everyone and growing.

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mscaldas on October 2, 2006
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Review: The Dwelling is an excellent trail for not so advanced people. this is the second trail I tried out (the other one is Big Creek, Roswell) and loved it. The pace is fast with some technicals to make it interesting... Up and down hills well balanced, so you can catch your breath and keep going. Even though, if it's too much, there's a rest area about half way. Honestly, I forgot to donate the $1 they ask for, but hey.. I promise to tip it double next time I'm there and hopefully will not take long :-)

Similar Trail: Big Creek, but the intemediate trails are much more technicall!

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sandm96 on September 21, 2006
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Review: Just rode it yesterday for the first time in a couple weeks. Rode Mosquito flats to south loop, then explored some new (to me) trails that split off of mosquito flats a couple hundred yards from the access trail. These trails appear well ridden in most parts, though they are not mapped anywhere. They are numerous, mostly advanced on the skill level, not as rocky as south loop, and not as smooth or flowing as the intermediate loop. It follows the creek for a ways, then turns right up into some hills with many options. We ended up against a neighborhood where there was a little loop/figure 8 type trail with Named sections like "Tims Route" and others. There were little burmed turns to knee high kickers going downhill and a couple of well buit skinnies across some streams. It was a neat little area. There was even a diclamer sign about riding at your own risk. From that section, we traversed towards the lakes, landed on some more well established trails, hit a few killer climbs, on of which we had to push up mostly. At the top there was what appeared some kind of access trail, looked like atv's had been on it, but not chewed up or thrashed. We rode around that for a while, then back down hill to the creek, followed that trail back to Mosquito flats. About 5 miles worth of exploring these trails. The area has a lot of potential. There are a lot of f**ed of areas as if someone is planning on building some more trails. This would be a great addition to the Blankets Creek Trails. It was a fresh change, don't get me wrong, I love Blankets, but I love finding new trails to ride too.

Similar Trail: Swayback Bridge (in Wetumpka, Alabama)

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ATLChris on August 25, 2006
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Review: Enough Uphills to keep you pedaling hard, but enough downhills a technical parts to keep you wanting to ride. One of my favorite rides in the Atlanta area.

Similar Trail: Dauset Trails Nature Center

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skoot13 on August 13, 2006
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Review: just started rinding fun ride but kicked my *ss will be back again and again

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rmurph4 on July 7, 2006
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Review: A TON OF FUN! Something for everyone here. Good trails, great climbs and fast stretches, and tons of fun obstacles to keep things interesting. A must ride for anyone in the atlanta area.

Similar Trail: Yellow river

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dano on May 29, 2006
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Review: fun trail well maintained with trails for every skill level advanced trail gives big adrenaline rush in some areas with great down hills

Similar Trail: It's not one of SORBA's trails but a good begginers trail it's call Iron Hill and it in red top mtn. state park with neat bridges and great scenery.

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retaxsys on May 22, 2006
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Review: Blankets Creek is probably the best option for in town riders. This trail sees a good volume of riders, but the trail is long a winding enough that you never get the feeling of crowding. Extensively maintained and frequently modified to create new sections and add (and sometimes remove) technical features. No one would ever call BC an "epic" ride, but it offers plenty of rolling sections with tight, hairpin turns to give your brakes a workout. The climb to the top of Breazy Hill is guranteed to riase your heart rate. Watch out for kids on Mosquito Flats...

Similar Trail: Big Creek

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rwattsii on April 16, 2006
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Review: Good trail. Combine all three loops for a decent ride. Very well maintained, lots of people on the weekend, so be prepared to pull over or wait for someone to pull over.

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Guest on January 9, 2006
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Review: With more rain and erosion the S. loop will improve. When it does they will fix it. The so called "Skills Section" no longer takes much skill. All decent jumps, drops, and balance beams are gone. Still a close, well maintained, ride as fast as you want, trail.

Similar Trail: nada

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Rebus on August 28, 2005
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Review: This is a fun trail to blast around. Combine all the loops and it makes for a pretty darn good workout. It has enough uphill to keep you breathing hard, and enough quick downhill to keep you interested. I loved the shaded, tight, twsity stuff that ran alongside the lake. This was a fun trail and I can fully understand why it is so popular. One note: If you do feel the need to stop, don't pause for too long or the mosquitos will eat you alive.

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kberryman on June 30, 2005
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Review: Great for riders of all levels. Very organized and easy to follow, even if you've never been there. the expert and intermediate loops will give you about 9 miles of singletrack. Couldn't ask for anything better. A must ride!!

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Guest on April 13, 2005
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Review: Great place for speed drills and race pace conditioning. Blankets isn't too unlike the fast courses of the Georgia Moutnain Bike Series, so it's a good place to train.

Similar Trail: Dauset Trails, Hawks Creek

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Grummer21 on February 19, 2005
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Review: These trails are awesome. The beginner trail is very easy but can get you breathing hard if done very fast. There is also a nice jump which you can get pretty good air on in this trail. The other two trails are relatively hard but can be done without dismounting. They also offer many good views througout the trails. This place is a must to check out if you live in the area.

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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jbersch on October 18, 2004
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Review: Three main trails in total, including a very easy beginner trail. Advanced trail is only slightly more difficult than the intermediate. These are crusiers--few technical sections but lots of turns. It is very popular. If you're looking for a fun aerobic workout and don't want to worry about getting lost, this place if for you. Few roots, rocks, etc.. smooth trails, nothing too steep.

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods

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hardtailer on June 15, 2004
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Review: Nice selection of well maintained trails, but I've found nothing to technical. If you're alone and looking for someone to ride with, chances are you'll find someone here for a nice lakefront stroll.

Similar Trail: Chicopee Woods

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Guest on May 20, 2004
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Review: close, fast, balanced, and usually overpopulated

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GArider2004 on May 17, 2004
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Review: Headbolt, what kind of comment is that? You can stay in the saddle on anything. Get better traction too seated too. This trail is a great after work ride. Go faster and longer if you are Headbolt strong and need more of a work out.

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Guest on May 5, 2004
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Review: Fun, but short. Great place for a rigid single speed.

Similar Trail: ????

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adhart on April 15, 2004
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Review: The best riding in the area! Can't say enough good stuff about this trail system. They've got a 1.2 mile beginner, 3.7 mile inter, 4.5 mile advanced, and an abstacle course. Go there...now.

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Guest on March 29, 2004
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Review: New South Loop is NOT elementary. Pay no heed to "Deadbolt's" review, as the point isn't to ride based on sitting or standing out of the saddle. The South Loop offers some good, tight twisty riding with reasonably challenging rock crossings. You can pedal easy or pick up the steam and test your twitch muscles.

Similar Trail: Dauset Trails

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Guest on March 26, 2004
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Review: New loop is elementary and boring. It is possible to ride entire loop sitting on saddle. Check out the trial/obstacle section at beginning of trails, near parking lot. It is the best thing about the place.

Similar Trail: the street outside your house is just as challanging.

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Guest on December 14, 2003
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Review: New loop at Blankets brings the total to almost 10 miles and helps to elminate that "dizzy" circus track feel from riding the old loop 3-4 times to get the work out in. Some nice sections with small-yet persistent climbing and some ledge overview sections with views of the lake. Not overly technical, but does require you to pay attention with numerous switchbacks and tight cornering. Houses are right off the trail so you doesnt feel too remote, but the trail is very fast and very fun and when combined with the dwelling loop makes for an excellent circut without driving 2-3 hours to get outside Atlanta. Very well maintained trail that is just plain fun to ride.

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Guest on October 20, 2003
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Review: The new loop is open, and it is awesome! Much more technical than the old Dwelling loop. At the main junction (where the dwelling loop joins the main access trail) go up to the area that has the bench, there is a trail that goes from there to the new loop's trail head. The new loop is longer, and alot more of a challenge. The dwelling loop is still there and has been reconfigured slightly to accomidate the new trail. There is also the Mosquito Flats trail that can be used to get from the parking lot to the bridge, which is a good bit more fun than the access road (if you take it to the left just past the wire gate at the parking lot, you will come across a good short uphill onthe trail that makes a decent dirt ramp). Overall a Great trail system not to far from Downtown.

Similar Trail: Nothing this close to town

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Guest on August 18, 2003
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Review: Sorba's Woodtsock Chapter is on track to open the new South Loop at Blankets Creek Labor Day weekend, 2003; this will add 5 miles of advanced, hair raising singletrack to the existing trail system.

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Guest on July 7, 2003
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Review: Blankets is a good place for some quick loops, especially when daylight savings takes effect in the fall/winter. The loops is good either way, with roots and rocks. It's like a small Tsali.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This trail is fun only if you ride it hard and fast.

Similar Trail: yellow river by stone mountian

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Fast trail...ride as many loops as possible to have the most fun! Also leave the monistat 7 at home and ride through the creek...

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: I really enjoy this trail. I try to ride it every week. It is a great trail with many switchbacks. But i dont know what the new trail extenion is? Bring the fulll susp. Rig.

Similar Trail: Mansell but that isnt there anymore

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This is a good trail. Good for Beginners and Pros. Fast Trail and good technical spots. Trail is very good both directions. Very fun and fast trail.

Similar Trail: Dunno

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Loads of fun-fast-some climbing-some good downhill sections. Smooth as a bb with little rocky or rooty sections. Great addition for the north side of town--and a perfect quick ride when your daily life starts cutting into your ride time.

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Really great trail. Lots of sunshine to keep you warm in the winter - good downhills and decent climbs as well. short but good if you have time issues.

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mudhunny on December 31, 1969
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Review: Blankets Creek is a relatively new SORBA addition to the Atlanta trail system. From the parking lot there is about 0.5 miles of singletrack that takes you to the creek. Cross the creek and check the sign to see which direction to ride the loop (alternates daily). There is a good variety of climbs and descents either way you go. The trail can be ridden very fast and there are few really rocky or technical sections. A fun ride when you can't head up to the mountains.

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Blankets Creek Bicycle Trail MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 160 ratings. 160 user reviews.
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