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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 20 riders

Mountain Biking Alapaha Trail

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#135 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#3,336 in the world

This is a short but extremely fun trail. Built by bikers for bikers, this thing is loaded with fast berms, ladder bridges, teeter totters, steep drop ins, and beautiful scenery. There is a fast, loopy, section along the river that leads to a tight, technical stint through the pine trees. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. This trail was built and maintained by one guy and he is planning to expand when time allows.

First added by jib on May 25, 2008. Last updated Jan 11, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Lakeland, take Main Street (Hwy 221/129) east out of town. Trail head is just after the third bridge. North side of the highway, east side of the river. The entrance is kind of hard to find. Look for the boards marking the entrance.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Lakeland, Georgia

Intermediate | 2 mi

Rider questions

Q: Is anyone interested in remaking this trail?
A: I know of a few of us that would be interested in helping out

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  • Rkg80

    Not there

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  • b1ake

    Just tried to ride this trail today. You people reviewing these southeast trails need to stop acting like you have ridden them recently. All of the stunts are completely rotten (and that doesn't happen in a few months time) and the trail is barely recognizable. Seriously anybody considering this trail...don't. You'd do better riding in some woods near your home as that is what this trail is. It looked like it would have been impressive years ago. Also, you people reviewing these southeast trails are causing people like me to waste their time and money going to LONG abandoned trails.

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  • mtnbkr52

    Hey, just found out about this site and you guyz bloggin about river-brige trail in lakeland...in process of making my bi-lateral knee surgery happen but in the mean time i can get with anyone who wants to bring back the trail. the only serious barrier at this time is the weather! Waaaay too Hot for a lot carrying-in & building stunts unless you're up to it but, clearing out the trail for riding and getting it ready for the Fall and building stuff...i would be glad to get involved!
    [email protected]

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  • brizower

    I tried to send you a PM but it wouldn't work. Send me an email, same as my username @gmail.com

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  • brizower

    The trail was built by a dude named Allen, you used to be able to catch him hanging out there every weekend. He had a bad knee and stopped riding I believe. I haven't been out there in about 6 months, even though I live right down the road.

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  • Nittamo

    I went there a few week ago and everything is starting to go back to nature. It was pretty obvious it hasn't been ridden in a while. I would LOVE to know who started this trail and used to maintain it. I will gladly get my hands dirty to get this sucker back up and running. The stunts that are there look freaking amazing but I was a little shaky about riding on them.

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  • TheDude229

    Does anyone know if this trail is still maintained? I would like to check it out next time I am home for a weekend.

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  • Mrwinkle

    Has great potential!!! I rode it today a good bit of sugar sand however; the scenery was nice, and the trail path itself was very well built. However it needs a major make over. Still it is the best trail that south Ga has to offer that is strictly for MTB. You can cross the state line and find better (well maintained) trails but this is nice for those who want to just take a 15 min ride to get some MTB action. * Review edited 3/5/2011

    * Review edited 3/5/2011

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  • brizower

    Looks like someone bulldozed the south end of the trail.

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  • AF-MTB

    This trail is alive and willing for anyone to ride. It needs a little TLC. There is two distinct trails, one being more of a easy going trail and the other is a free ride/technical ride. Both enjoyable and worth a shot!

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  • RabbitKristin

    Limejack.....not sure exactly where you went but I ride this on a daily basis! We deff took some damage from the flood but the trail is open and ridable. It's now an out and back due to logging on the NE side of the jeep rode. Feel free to email me if you can't find the trail head, [email protected], I live within a mile of the head.

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  • limetownjack

    From what I've been told, the trail was initially constructed by just one guy. That being said, it's pretty impressive. Most riders will complete the trail in a short 15-20 mins but if you live in the area it's definitely worth checking out.

    * Review edited 4/10/2011

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