Harbins Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.82 out of 5
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Intermediate
11
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
997
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is made up of three main loops, two smaller and one large loop. A very twisty trail but very little hill climbing or decents. Lots of roots, new trail opened 03/21/09, a part of the Gwinnett county park system.

Night riding at specific times, with approved leaders only.
added by j._r._eatonBunny Hop March 21, 2009
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (5)
System Trails (5)
Beginner Loop
Indian Shoals
Lichen Rock
Ridge Run
Advanced Loop
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Reviews (58)
 


April 28, 2015
 
Review: Don't get bored yet!! This trail has more to offer than you think.
A lot of the reviews on here are fairly accurate except their are actually a few trails that are off the beaten path that a lot of noobs have yet to discover. For example, on the "Advanced Trail" past the 2nd creek crossing, take a sharp right up the rocks and bunny hop over the fallen tree. Take a left and you'll see an alternate very demanding incline up the hill. This will take you to the top of the hill close to where the top of the granite downhill is. Also, after crossing the main creek crossing, take a right up the hill and rock garden and before taking a left towards the 2nd creek crossing, take a right up the hill. You will see granite and moss to the left. Take this uphill to the top and enjoy a fast but rough downhill back to where you started.
Look for Harbins Half Marathon video on YouTube as well. There is a whole other 6-7 miles of trail on the West side that includes a few bridges that connects you to the East side of the trail.
Combining these trails together can get you up to 23 miles of ride time if you loop it right.
Explore a little and you will find even more of these hidden gems. Most of which are not for beginners but if you are up for an adventure and a new challenge, consider these next time you are here.

Similar Trail: Fort Yargo, Tribble Mill

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March 11, 2015
 
Review: It took me 4 trips to Harbins to finally decide it's my favorite local spot. The fun is in the back of the park past the creek (make sure you include it in your ride). Can't say much else that probably hasn't been said already. The trail does take rain pretty well, but you do have to watch out for pinestraw throughout while digging in on a turn. Other than that; it's just a fun ride.

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December 20, 2014
 
Review: Mediocre

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December 20, 2014
 
Review: Flowing trails, mostly beginner type IMO, other than some roots. Not really anything technical, or too much in the way of climbing either. I mostly ride my rigid single speed here just to get a bit of workout. Ok place to have just 1 gear. Nice facility, parking, bathrooms, etc.

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October 10, 2014
 
Review: Nice trails here. nice park in general. clean bathrooms, bike wash area, playground if you bring the family. Good flowing trails once you get out down past the cross over the paved road and creek to the section with the jumps and the slickrock on the power lines. the jumps are set on a down hill that will send you over the bars if you arent used to that sort of thing. could use a little better signage on the trails over in that area of the system though

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September 7, 2014
 
Review: I hate categorizing everything as internediate. I would've said beginner if not for some of the roots. With that said, I gave it a 4 for what it is. A fun trail, but maybe one I won't frequent. I stopped here after being worn out from Fort Yargo, so I may have not enjoyed it some much had I not been worn out. I wouldn't really call this single track for the most part, but I also hate to insult it by calling it double track. I think this would be an excellent trail for newer riders. It isn't boring, and it would allow for practicing shifting and turning and small roots. I only rode 30 minutes so also consider that. It started to rain, and I really didn't want to get lost out in the rain. I will return again but probably after I've gotten in a good workout at Yargo. Very pretty. I felt like I was alone somewhere far more north.

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September 7, 2014
 
Review: Good ride for beginners but I found it to be boring. I felt like I was going uphill the whole time. No steep incline, so decline. I just felt as if I was on a slight incline the entire time. I won't go back unless I have no where else to ride

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September 1, 2014
 
Review: I've ridden here a couple times with my boys and some friends. I'm an old rider from Colorado who's getting back into trails after 15 years off. The trails here have a good mix of beginner to challenging intermediate trails. Good tree cover makes sunny days more bearable, and bathroom facilities & trail maps are very convenient. The back bowl is where the fun is, but make sure you know the trail you are on before you set off. It's easy to take a wrong turn and end up over your head on trails like "rim bender" that have a memorial on a tree after one large jump. In general, if you keep within your comfort zone, most riders will find this park hard to beat.

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August 31, 2014
 
Review: One of my favorite trail systems to ride. Has easy intermediate and advanced stuff for all levels of riding. Lots of different scenery also, nice forestry and cool feature from a river to a giant rock face. Definitely a 10 considering how close it is

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August 14, 2014
 
Review: Road today, well marked, good condition. Some hills and decent but nothing too technical. Wish it was a little closer to me.

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Harbins Park MTB Trail 3.82 out of 5 based on 58 ratings. 58 user reviews.
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