Dwelling Loop

--
SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.76 out of 5
View Topo Map

Intermediate
4
miles

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
928
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The Dwelling Loop is a 3.8 mile directional loop that varies depending on the day of the week. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are counter clockwise days. Listed as intermediate difficulty, the Dwelling loop follows a small peninsula around Lake Allatoona. While it's not as technical as the South Loop, it does throw a number of roots and rocks at you. The Dwelling Loop tends to have a faster pace than it's sister trails in the area and the downhill sections are VERY rewarding. Watch for hikers, you may encouter one or two while riding this loop. They are required to travel opposite the direction of bike flow to help limit dangerous encounters.
added by GoldenGooseSingletrack August 5, 2010
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
loading...
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Blankets Creek
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (123 total check-ins)
  Jonathan Hiott   3 days ago
  Meaniemary1   1 week ago
  David Slump   1 week ago
  James Faucette   1 week ago
  lmaganajr   1 week ago
Photo & Video Gallery (19)
Trail Photos & Videos (19)
 
Reviews (22)
 

Bunny Hop

October 18, 2016
KenVDZ Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Nice trail with some beautiful views over the Lake. Not too challenging though.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Doubletrack


September 6, 2016
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: This was a great trail to practice a lot of fundamentals. Trail flows well and is well marked. Easily doable for beginners. Had so much fun I completed this loop twice.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Bunny Hop

February 28, 2016
KenVDZ Bunny Hop  
 
Review: After riding a lot of the Sope Creek and Cochran Shoals trails as well as sometimes going to Boundry Waters Parkers, I tried Blankets Creek for the first time because a lot of people told me that it's great. I started with this dwelling loop and I must say that it is a very nice trail with great surroundings and a beautiful view over the lake. The tree roots make it a little bit of a difficult ride, but it's not really tough from an elevation standpoint. It's a fairly flat loop and compared to Sope Creek it is very easy on the cardio. Blankets Creek it's a premier trail system where you can park your car easily and you meet a lot of skilled and advanced riders that come here. So I will definitely come back, but hope for a little bit more challenge on the ride vs this one.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

August 10, 2015
Lee Harris Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fantastic Trail. They just added a connector trail to split the loop in half if you only want to ride a portion. The connector comes out just downhill of the cut off for the "Optional Jump Section". You can go up the trail about 75' to reach this trail if you just want to get to this section.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Doubletrack


May 7, 2015
 
Review: My favorite trail at Blankets!

Take some of the techy bits from South Loop and some of the flow from Van Michael Trail and you have Dwelling.

No long or sustained climbs to speak of. This is an extremely well built trail.

The alternate line, Stewart's Shock and Rock has three table top jumps followed by two drops, each 2-3 feet high.

If you're feeling good and hammering, you can do this trail in 20 minutes.

Similar Trail: South Loop, Rope Mill

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

November 23, 2014
acwtim Gramcounter  
 
Review: The highlight on this trail is the Kevorkian pass, which you have to ride a rock ledge several feet wide with straight drop to Lake Allatoona. Otherwise a fast trail for those who are fit. The trail has some gut wrenching climbs, but you are rewarded with some very fast downhill.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

November 23, 2014
acwtim Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a fast flowing trail with lots of rocks and roots, although not as technical as the South loop and Van Michael. More climbs and descents than I expected.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

August 21, 2014
 
Review: I'm still new to mountain biking, but this seems like a higher end intermediate trail. I've ridden other intermediate trails that are much easier than this 4.2 mile loop, but nowhere near as fun. I'm still learning, but some of the climbs were difficult with 4" roots blocking your path while climbing and two downed trees that were set up specifically to be obstacles. However, the downhills were fun and the scenery around the lake with awesome! I'll be back, definitely, with a little more confidence next time.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Granny Gear

July 26, 2014
Johna30305 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This intermediate trail will propel you to somewhere between enlightenment and nirvana.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No



Gramcounter

June 3, 2014
 
Review: I have ridden this trail twice so far and let me say that it has a good mix of climbs and descents that will keep your heart rate up and you skills in check. I raced here April 10th in the Mountain Goat XC the say after a fairly hard rain and the trial was almost perfect however the bridges were slicker than, well you know. I preferred riding it clockwise for the expert sections. Loved it and will return many times, that I am sure of.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No


Dwelling Loop MTB Trail 4.76 out of 5 based on 22 ratings. 22 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed
Loading...