Yellow River

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.49 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,500 ft
793
elevation (ft)

Loop
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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  Jeff Barber   on Mar 23, 2016
  Seth Teegarden   on Mar 19, 2016
  dalecarlisle   on Mar 1, 2016
  mtbrJosh   on Feb 7, 2016
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Reviews (114)
 

Granny Gear

April 3, 2016
 
Review: Fairly contained and hard to get lost in. There is a creek side and a river side, and not sure of rules but sometimes can get into the horseback trails if the bike ones look daunting. Typically they're not.

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January 14, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Nice local training trail, can be done at night!

Similar Trail: Dwelling Loop @ Blankets Creek

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Bunny Hop

January 8, 2016
 
Review: Super short, not much there. I will likely never return. Very pretty otherwise, but I need longer trails.

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Gramcounter


November 9, 2015
caleslie Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun trail. When I rode the trail markings were so terrible it was frustratingly hard to get around. With better signs, this place would rock.

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Gramcounter


October 13, 2015
The Goat Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice trees trail system. Many trails to choose. Not well mark. But if you like to ride and make your trail and get to a cross road and have to choose on the fly. This trail is for you. You have 2 sections to choose. Creek side slightly more technical then the river side. One of the reasons I like this trail is because every time I ride here it feels like I have it all to my self. Great place to great away from the norm.

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Gramcounter


September 20, 2015
 
Review: Nice flowing trails at Yellow River. I had an awesome 8 mile ride their this morning. Nice scenery and not to many hikers/runners. I rode with a friend that knows the trails at Yellow River like the back of his hand. Our ride consisted of marked, unmarked, and horse trails. However, as other reviewers have pointed out, the trail is poorly labeled and has many intersecting trails. This trail is very enjoyable if you have a guide or know the trails there.

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Gramcounter


September 20, 2015
 
Review: Nice trail. Did 9 miles there this morning. I rode with a friend who knows the trail like the back of his hand. We rode a mixture of marked, unmarked, and horse trails. Ride was awesome and challenging. However, like the other reviews indicate - the trails aren't well marked. If you do not have a guide, you may not enjoy the trail as much as I did

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July 19, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: River ride is pretty fun, but there's a lot of intersections with no signs. You won't get lost though, you'll end up back at the start sooner or later.

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Doubletrack


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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Granny Gear

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

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Yellow River MTB Trail 3.49 out of 5 based on 114 ratings. 114 user reviews.
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