Sope Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.51 out of 5
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Intermediate
9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 900 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
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (83)
 

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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Poseur

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

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Poseur

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

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Trailblazer


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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Bunny Hop


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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March 12, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Considering the location (in the heart of ATL), these trails are a 5. Great variety, awesome scenery and RIGHT in the HEART of the ATL. My hope is that you do not come, though, because I prefer to have them all to myself:)

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Granny Gear

March 1, 2016
 
Review: I find this to be an extremely under rated trail. It's fast and fun, reminds me of a rollercoaster. It combines some great downhill runs with some nice turns. Nothing here to take you off your bike, but your heart will race as you zip through this hidden treasure.

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Granny Gear

February 7, 2016
 
Review: I am a beginner. This is my third ride and my second at Sope Creek. I love it. It is just perfect for a beginner who is looking for some fun and challenge without getting killed :-). I first rode the trail counterclockwise (Saturday) and started at the parking lot close to 285 (where the App guides you. Come early or during the week as parking is limited). The first half is challenging and leads you up. It is perfect for beginners as you learn to balance, shift and going up. The trail is very well maintained and you cannot get lost. Plenty of signs guide you the way and tell you where you are. At the top of the loop there is a 2 way connector to another loop. The way back to the parking lot is smooth with a nice flow. You can get some good speed without freaking out as the trail is wider and easy to control. This is the fun part even for beginners. If you ride it clockwise (i.e. Sunday) the ride back is a bit more intermediate and there are some nice drops with roots and rocks where it can get a bit tricky. Overall a great area to ride and for both loops you need between an hour and 90 minutes based on your speed and amount of breaks you make along the way.

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Sope Creek MTB Trail 3.51 out of 5 based on 83 ratings. 83 user reviews.
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