Berry College

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AVERAGE RATING
****
3.60 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 5,300 ft
↓ 5,200 ft

Network
1:06
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
I am new to the area, but the route that I have learned is: Start up the gravel access road "House of dreams" it's a good 3.5 mile climb up to the house of dreams, nothing techincal, just good old fire road climbing. Once you get to the house of dreams, follow around to the side of the lookout tower and you will see the "Bike Trail" sign, dip into that trail for a nice singletrack that follows the ridgeline for a couple of miles back down to another fire road, it's a nice little trail with some good flow for this area. Once you get to the fire road you have many options; you can cross the road and ride "tight-rope" which takes you down to another fire road along a resevoir and then back up hill to the house of dreams fire road, or you can go left (instead of tight rope) and take any number of singltracks down the hill and end up back on the main road back to your car, or you can take the fire road (where you ran into tight rope) left all the way back to the main fire road, go back up to House of dreams and come back down the singletrack. If I've confused you, drop in on one of the bike shops in Rome and they can hand draw you a map like they did for me. (So far I know of no published trail maps for these trails, but most of them are well ridden). I usually ride about 10-12 miles back there which comes out about half and half singletrack vs gravel/fire road.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

May 21, 2017
 
Review: What goes up, must come down on the singletrack. Nice ride




Gnarly

July 21, 2015
spc7669 Gnarly  
 
Review: The campus and parking areas are very nice. Tons of fire roads, some singletracks, and wildlife everywhere. I'm still working my way through all the trails. Viking is paved. Schoolhouse Road, O'Bryant, and Old Redmond are fire roads.




Granny Gear

July 25, 2014
 
Review: Climb up to House of Dreams was a fire road but a good climb. Lots of Deer. On to the trail it is very rough - worse than the snake creek gap in many areas. Not maintained at all. No or little signage. Old mill was cool and type rope was a good rough down hill. This didn't live up to my expectations.




Granny Gear

April 30, 2012
 
Review: Im no expert but have ridden alafaya, santos, san felasco etc in FL, most of GA trails, Racccoon Mtn, Tsali & others. But this is one of my favorites. Single & dble trx abounds. From narrow rock gardens to remote rugged fire roads. If u go exploring try to find the remote location of the very old abandoned cattle slaughter-house. I found by accident one saturday. Years ago the Berry XC team trained on these remote area trails.... Wonderful folks up at the Winshape center on Berry's Mtn Campus. Theyre always helpful! Happy Trails!




Gramcounter

September 18, 2011
BenRhino Gramcounter  
 
Review: From berry.edu/recreation: Hunting Notice | Deer Archery Hunt, Sept 9-Oct 29, 2012 and Nov 4-16, 2012 Horse, bicycle and foot trails are closed before 10am during deer archery season. During these hunts, only permitted hunters are allowed on the WMA and all other activities are prohibited before 10am.

* Review edited 10/13/2012

Similar Trail: Fort Mountain State Park; Rocky Mountain Rec. Area




Poseur

July 27, 2011
rghice Poseur  
 
Review: Trails are open now




Gramcounter

May 31, 2011
millstkd Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is closed until further notice due to all the downed trees from the recent storms.




Singletrack


January 2, 2011
 
Review: Nice ride with some cool and unexpected scenery. Check out the picks of the mill and the tower. Will post the GPS route soon. Rode the loop described overview. Mostly fire climbing with some tight singletrack sections to take you down the hill. I'll probably come back and ride here again to see if I can find some of the more obscure sections of singletrack. The biking trail map on the schools website shows "40+" miles of trail but it looks like the majority of that is actually fire roads.




Gramcounter

November 29, 2010
dustyg314 Gramcounter  
 
Review: If you start at the waterwheel you can connect with the trail system that way also. It's a little easier climb than the "gator" also bobs cycle shop used to have a map of the entire system which is quite large.




Granny Gear

October 26, 2008
mesarider Granny Gear  
 
Review: everything from fast pedal to slow pick-a-line



Berry College MTB Trail 3.60 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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