Yellow River

3.52 out of 5
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↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is well maintained by Gwinett County Parks and Rec. Mountian bikers and equestrians cross paths in a few places but the trails are seperate. Please respect the privillege we all share in using this trail. The "River" loop starts with an easy winding single track then runs along the river before begining to climb. The trail gets somewhat technical at this point with several short climbs and descents before returning to the easier flat single track sections. The "Creek" loop is much more difficult and technical. You cross Juhan Rd. and begin to climb the first of two difficult, long climbs. This is rewarded by a fantastic descent with several 2'-4' drop-offs in rapid succession. You end up at the creek, follow it for a senic while before heading up again, then down a straight fast single track with three big drops the last of which you should survey before you try. A fast single track with some short climbs,descents and a couple of stream crossings leads you back to the base of the first climb or your return to the easier "river" loop, Juhan Rd or your car.

Night riding at specific times, with approved leaders only.
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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Reviews (106)

May 11, 2015
Review: The trails themselves are pretty fun. However, the lack of good signage just about ruins the fun.

I've spent most of my time here trying to decide which way to go. It seems like every couple hundred yards you come to an intersection. Most of the intersections have no signs.

You'll stay on what you think is the right trail and all of the sudden it's for horses only, no bikes. It's super frustrating to ride here.

It's extremely hard to get into any kind of rhythm going out here. If they improved the signage so you knew where the hell you were going, I would rate it a 4.

Similar Trail: Conyers (Steeplechase Side)

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March 9, 2015
Review: Solid trail conditions. Perfect day on the trail. Not too crowded.

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February 5, 2015
Review: There's potential for this to be a fun trail system however the best/worst trail markers I've ever experienced were annoying.

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January 31, 2015
Review: Great trail... or used to be. Unfortunately, the new trail signs are a mess. They cross bike, horse and pedestrian trails everywhere and devoted some of the best parts of the old creek side trails to pedestrians only. Now it's a decent trail.

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December 20, 2014
Review: For a fairly small area, this place has a lot of trails. Lots of intersections that can lead you back to the same trail ya just came off of, mostly not marked. With enough time ya can get some laps figured out. Ok mix of flow/tech. It's close by for me, & it's just ok to ride every now & then, but I wouldn't suggest someone drive way out of the way to visit. If you live nearby, it may be worth a visit though.

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October 20, 2014
Review: This trail system has some good single track, and some runs with fun, easy drops/jumps. This stuff is not easy to find. The signage is awful and there are no good maps online. So, it's best to find someone who knows there way around to give you a tour.

The trails are mostly flowing, not much technical. There is decent elevation change for this part of Georgia.

I think most of the neutral/negative reviews come from people who didn't find the good stuff this system has to offer.

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September 5, 2014
Review: Intermediate is such a broad label. This is not singletrack, but I did enjoy myself. I also got a workout, so I was perfectly happy. I will probably even return. The signs are funny. There are about 90 signs the first couple intersections. You have to stop. There are so many pointing every direction. It made me laugh. Then, there are zero signs in many other locations. Then, it seemed like I passed "1 mile from trailhead" signs every corner. Maybe they misprinted too many and just decided to put them everywhere. :) In reality, I didn't know where the heck I was going...but appears I was always a mile from where I parked. So, that's good. I finally decided to bail out and found my car right away. There are 2 directions from parking, and I tried to find the creek side but just kept hitting horse trails. I had already ridden in Conyers before this, so I didn't feel like staying any longer. I can see returning, flying up and down the hills for a good workout. Maybe nice for more beginner riders since it is so wide and not technical (not boring though), but they'd have to be able to pedal up some short gradual ascents.

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July 7, 2014
Review: This is a really cool trail. The only downside is that it can be confusing, some of the signs posted are wrong or sometimes there's no signs at all. Also, there's horse feces all over.

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June 28, 2014
Review: I've only ridden here once and found it very confusing. Before you know it you're either back where you started or on a horse trail.

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June 22, 2014
Review: This review is directed at more technical riders or endurance folk. This trail is boring and confusing and to get any distance in you get dizzy. There are trails/signs everywhere and non-marked trails that throw you off course causing you to end up right back where you started in about a mile. For beginners it would be a good course but due to no direction would say be cautious for people come down the trail and do not yield properly. This could be a decent trail system if they had dedicated directional loops with signs. Also, the easier side is packed with hikers.

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Yellow River MTB Trail 3.52 out of 5 based on 106 ratings. 106 user reviews.
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