Sope Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.43 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 December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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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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Bunny Hop

January 8, 2016
 
Review: Great trail. Directions are accurate. Parking fee required, debit card machine available. Very well marked with maps that show you where you are. I went on a Wednesday evening in the winter and there wasn't a lot of traffic. Trail is fun and semi challenging.

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Gramcounter


October 22, 2015
gsteffins Gramcounter  
 
Review: Tale of two loops. The top Sope Creek loop is usually tacky to dry and a relatively moderate slope, not a lot of technical riding besides a hairpin rooted turn that can drop the best of riders if not paying attention. The lower Cochran loop has a lot more elevation, it's a long climb and downhill in either direction, either a flowing downhill (clockwise) or a pretty aggressive downhill (counter-clockwise), not for beginners, it also takes twice as long to dry out, hence a lot more rutted areas... try not to ride here if it's rained in 24hrs (the rangers can't close the trail to traffic). The park system is extensive, lots of users any day of the week. It would be great if the park system would allow a new lower beginner trail to be built, definitely enough space to build a mosquito flats/bites style trail, so many families with kids go to this park.

Similar Trail: GIHP Steeplechase Loop

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Granny Gear


October 7, 2015
tangomm Granny Gear  
 
Review: Was working in ATL a couple of weeks ago and tried this trail out and highly enjoyed this trail, consider myself intermediate rider but this trail just right for me. Definitely will be back even though live in the Rome area

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Granny Gear

September 25, 2015
 
Review: Rode here about a month ago...1st time this season and since they re-arranged the trail...now it has two loops...an upper loop near Sope Creek and then a lower one near the Hooch...it is definitely less advanced and technical now but still a great ride over all with some pretty hard up-hills...very nice area and scenery

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2015
bomeador Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great work by SORBA ATL and the National Park. Too bad these reviews that are more than 2 years old can't be removed as they aren't even close to applicable.

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Gramcounter


August 17, 2015
 
Review: Great little trail still located within the city. Tough enough to be interesting for the experienced rider and a great workout for the less experienced rider.

Similar Trail: Cochran shoals

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Granny Gear

August 3, 2015
 
Review: I love this trail. This trail saved my life; I was sliding into sedentary oblivion when my 11 year-old son and I passed the trailhead signs and decided to investigate. We got destroyed on our first run, but I had enough fun to come away with a new passion (obsession). Now much less totally pathetic in terms of fitness, I manage to ride Sope Creek 4 or 5 times a week if the conditions warrant.

I LOVE the new reroute completed in June to avoid the permanent (and expanding) mudfields along Gumby Creek that had served as a pretty significant deterrent to regular rides there. Sope Creek is no longer "Slop Creek"!

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Gramcounter


June 20, 2015
fredsparky Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun fir 15 minutes from the office. A good place to get an hour workout. Nice ponytails! A good rider can average 9 mph. Nice additions. Some nice strenuous climbs off the area.

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Gramcounter


June 20, 2015
fredsparky Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun fir 15 minutes from the office. A good place to get an hour workout. Nice ponytails! A good rider can average 9 mph. Nice additions. Some nice strenuous climbs off the area.

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Sope Creek MTB Trail 3.43 out of 5 based on 74 ratings. 74 user reviews.
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