Sope Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.56 out of 5
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Intermediate
9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 800 ft
787
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Mostly wide singletrack and doubletrack. Be courteous to hikers and joggers and control your speed as this area sees heavy traffic on weekends. Nice scenery and a good option for riding close to town.
added by Guest January 1, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is there a parking fee? Can I use my Chattahoochee River pass to park? -Guest

A: There is a parking fee however if you have a Chattahoochee NRA pass your all set.

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Q: So if I get on at Cochran Shoals and ride up toward Sope Creek, does that mean I can't return to Cochran Shoals the way I came up?I am confused, obviously. What are the rules for riding from Cochran Shoals. There iOS only one entry point. -Guest

A: Yes - I always park at Cochran Shoals and ride up to the southern entrance of the trail. There are two loops connected by a bi-directional section in the middle. If you ride the whole trail you will connect back to where you started and can ride down to the parking lot where you came from easily.

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Reviews (86)
 

Granny Gear

August 17, 2016
Drew H. Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice place!
FYI: Restrooms and water are available at the Interstate North trail-head, as well as electronic parking fee payment option.

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Gramcounter


August 15, 2016
 
Review: This trail has great flow! Nothing too technical, but there is some exposure to look out for. I just assume the 10 mph speed limit is overall average speed? ;) But seriously, there are a lot of hikers, so don't go flying around blind curves. Also, go hike down to the old paper mill; it is so interesting and the creek is beautiful.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill

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Granny Gear

June 29, 2016
ghost4 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love having this trail right in my yard. It's what I've been cutting my teeth on. Some parts of the trail are challenging for me as a beginner like the short, steep, rocky, rooty sections, but I have a ton of fun. You can really fly on a few sections.

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Granny Gear

April 22, 2016
 
Review: Nice ride! Well marked and maintained. Ran into a few hikers but everyone was nice, some even stepped off the trail to let us by. I will be back soon!

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Trailblazer


April 13, 2016
 
Review: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday direction is by far the best way to ride this trail. You'll end up with some longer climbs but the downhills you get out of it are worth it. Fast and technical.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday seems to be the preferred direction by most. Some steep short climbs with plenty of flow to keep you moving.

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Granny Gear

April 2, 2016
Scott Sale Granny Gear  
 
Review: Some rocky paths, bridges, roots, and rocks. Pretty cool ride.

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Granny Gear

March 26, 2016
Scott Sale Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good ride- steep at times...not to technical.

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Gramcounter


March 20, 2016
 
Review: Not too bad for as close in to the city as it is. There is a posted speed limit of 10 mph and bikes have to yield to hikers and runners. Some of which seem to greatly dislike the riders.

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Granny Gear

March 20, 2016
KenVDZ Granny Gear  
 
Review: Mostly single tracks and forced direction depending on the day. Very well maintained and easy to follow direction. Not very technical but some steep climbs and high-speed (20 Mph) downhills make this for a fun ride and great cardio workout. You WILL be out of breath several times. - Beautiful surroundings make it pretty special ride, so close to the big city. - The only downside is that the area is very crowded. Especially on the weekends. - My recommendation: park down by the Chattahoochee River, close to I-285. Warm up on the gravel trail along the river and enjoy the rapids. And then start from the bottom up counter clockwise. (Tue, Thu and Sat) First part is a long uphill climb, the 1st half of the Cochran Shoals loop. Once at the top of that loop, take the 2-way connection trail towards the Sope Creek loop. And via the 2-way connector (pretty challenging in its self!) resume the 2nd part of the Cochran loop, which is a rocky trail, mostly downhill. Rest at one of the overlook patios at the river. - Trail often has some wet and muddy parts. Overall, one of the best trails in and around Atlanta.

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Gramcounter


March 14, 2016
 
Review: This is a good quick trail that's close to Atlanta. I live in Midtown so it's easy to get to this trail and knock out 8 miles and get back home in 1.5-2 hours total.

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