March 20, 2016
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.