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on 2/15/14 by chefmark
 
  
Pinhoti Trail
Avg Rating: (4.82 out of 5) 11 trail reviews
Difficulty: Advanced bike trail - Advanced
Length: 100 miles Global Rank: #12
Tread: Singletrack Configuration: Out & Back
Ridden: 59 Wishlist: 92
15 trail check-ins Climb // Descend
+17,800 // -18,100 feet
Average Speed: 7.6 mph Average Time: 3hr 42min
 
 
 
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Description
Epic mountain bike route from Alabama west to the start of the Appalachian trail. All but one section is open to bikes, though currently about 40 miles of the 140 mile route are on paved roads. Tread ranges from fast and mild to technical and wild. Great climbs and connections to other epic north Georgia rides like Fort Mountain and Bear Creek.

added by jeff World Champ on July 21, 2010


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Mountain Bike Trails in the Pinhoti Trail Trail System
 

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chraty on November 16, 2013
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Review: From around Bear Creek: P1 can be quite challenging, P2 is just fun, and P3 could end you.

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jeff on October 17, 2013
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Review: So great to have a long distance trail in Georgia! The Pinhoti is quite diverse along its length: everything from flow-style trails to sustained rock gardens; ridge riding to killer descents and climbs; and even gravel road grinds. I would love to be able to check off all sections one day.

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MTI on September 28, 2013
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Review: I wrote P1 review under Bear Creek. P1 awesome trail. P3 Sadistic. P2 just right. P2 by far my favorite it seemed like one long pump track. Once on the downhill I just pumped most of the way, caught air and it is just a blast.

Similar Trail: P1 is most similar

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Guest on December 27, 2012
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Review: P1 and P2 are incredible

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corndoggreg on October 17, 2012
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Review: Awesome place to ride. Especially the 1st Saturday of Jan, Feb and March. Snake Gap Time Trials

Similar Trail: Racoon Mtn

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Harry_Swisher on October 10, 2012
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Review: It is a 3 hour travel from where I live to get to these trails, and it is worth it everytime. Mulberry Gap is the place to stay for sure. P1 and P2 are the best IMO. The climbs are long and fun, and the downhills can be as fast as you can handle. Environment is wonderful and views are awesome. Trails have been perfect everytime I have been. This is awesome mtbing! RIDE IT!

Similar Trail: Nothing I have ridden.

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inbody06 on November 28, 2011
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Review: ride the bear creek sections , you wont be dissapointed. great single track good downhills .

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mtbgreg1 on August 25, 2011
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Review: The Pinhoti is an epic trail! I've ridden the majority of it, but there are still a few sections I have left to experience. Some of the sections that I have ridden, though, have held some of the best singletrack I've ridden in Georgia! I highly recommend it!

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delphinide on June 6, 2011
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Review: There has not been any reviews since Oct 2010 and I am basically posting this to let you know it is open for business. Rode P1,2,3 last weekend (Bear Creek to Hwy 52) and it was awesome! TONS of long climbs, gnarly downhill, and lots of wildlife: 2 black bears, one large beaver, and 2 turkeys. Stay at Mulberry Gap for convenience, value, great food, free wifi, free shuttle, clean showers, and comaradarie. Plus, the guys at Cartecay Bikeshop in Ellijay are awesome!

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rmoon on October 14, 2010
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Review: The GA Pinhoti has something for everybody along its route across North West Georgia. Between Summerville and Rome it shares the trail bed with the Simms Mountain Rail Trail. Nice beignner freindly dirt rail trail. From there to Dalton you cross the ridge and valley section that has numerous 30 to 45 minute climbs and plenty of technical single track. There is about a 20 mile road ride across the valley to get back into the mountains near Dennis Mill. There is new trail in the works in this area to get it off of Peeples Lake Rd. On this eastern section you are in the big mountains with beautifu hard woods, large timber and great single track. I am a mountain biker but also President of Ga Pinhoti Trail Association. I have ridden the entire trail, built a lot of it and worked on most of it. I am a little biased. I am also in NWGASORBA that puts on the Snake TT every winter. This is a shuttled race that allows you to do some great point to point riding on this IMBA EPIC Trail.

Similar Trail: Pisgah and Dupont

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GoldenGoose on July 21, 2010
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Review: Haven't ridden all that the Pinhoti has to offer but I'm slowly working my way down the milage and IMO it incorporates some the FINEST trails in GA. They already run a yearly race on it but this trail system simply doesn't get enough press. Most people tend to ride the sections of trail near Dalton and Chatsworth.* Review edited 7/21/2010 Just rode the Snake creek area and I'm not sure there is anywhere in the state that matches this level of technical riding. Prepare yourself.* Review edited 9/1/2010

* Review edited 12/2/2010

Similar Trail: Bear Creek

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