March 9, 2012
Just to clarify, there is a paved Greenway and near it’s north end(Alpharetta) there is a small MTB trail and on the Southern tip (Roswell) a big MTB trail @ Big Creek Park. The Big Creek Greenway Mountain Bike Trail (the trail reviewed here), is the small mountain bike dirt trail near the NORTH end of the (paved) Greenway. You can access the Greenway MTB off-road trail from the Greenway parking lot right next to the Alpharetta YMCA. Take the northbound Greenway entrance which goes right behind the Y and cross a bridge. MTB Trail entrance is on the right. Go 30 yards and you see a trail map station which states it is maintained by RAMBO. It is basically one hill. The beginner loop goes all around the base of the hill and is pretty flat. It has switchbacks and lots of close small trees and some tree roots and rocks, so it is a great learning trail for beginners. If you take the intermediate level it winds up/down the hill on switchbacks. It has close trees too, and adds more tree roots, rocks, a couple of small technical bumps and rocks to climb up (or go down). There are even some optional, man-made technical “features” at the top. Overall, it has only beginner and intermediate trails, is very nice, but it is very short compared with the Big Creek Park MTB trails on the south end of the Greenway.
the beginner and intermediate portion of Big Creek Park MTB trails, but much shorter