Blankets Creek

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4.51 out of 5
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Intermediate
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
871
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Updated Description 9/15/13 by mtbgreg1:

Blankets Creek is one of the premiere mountain bike trail systems in the Atlanta Metro Area. While perhaps not technically in the metro area (depends who you ask), this Woodstock trail is close enough to the city to draw a flood of riders up here every day of the week.

Thanks to the popularity, SORBA Woodstock has recently been able to vastly expand the parking area and add new trailhead facilities, such as flush toilets.

As for the trails themselves, Blankets Creek is an excellent example of a stacked-loop trail system. Short, flat, easy trails are accessible right from the parking lot for beginner riders, but keep heading further in and you'll experience intermediate singletrack as well as advanced trails full of rocks, jumps, berms, and some serious exposure.

While Blankets is definitely busy and can get crowded sometimes, the reputation and the popularity has been well-earned. Directional travel (depending on day) helps keep the trails from feeling too congested once you get away from the parking lot, so if you have never ridden at Blankets Creek before, be sure to carve time out of your schedule to do so!

Previous Description:

Several singletrack loops at the edge of Lake Allatoona including the Van Michael, Dwelling, and South loops. Good signage and directional travel by day.
Beginner: 2.0 Miles Total
Intermediate: 4.2 Miles Total
Advanced: 8.1 Miles Total
Expert (Downhill): .25 Miles Total
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: What's the fee -Guest

A: $1.00 donation

Chris Kytle answered on September 3, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Is night riding allowed? -Guest

A: Yes! It's one of the few times you can ride Blankets and avoid the crowds. :)

Jeff Barber answered on October 12, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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System Trails (6)
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Reviews (205)
 

Bunny Hop

October 29, 2016
 
Review: Good trail system for the area. With only 15 miles of trail, its a bit on the small side. Good if your in the area but I wouldn't travel here from a far.

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Bunny Hop

October 18, 2016
KenVDZ Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Nice trail system for the whole family with trails for all levels and ages. Beautiful views over the lake and nice surroundings. Lots of man-made parts though (especially Van Michael looks more like a BMX track than anything else) so if you like to practice technical obstacles this is a great area. But if you're more into outdoors and natural trails, this is probably a bit disappointing.

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Granny Gear

September 5, 2016
hueydude Granny Gear  
 
Review: My home trails. Great training trail system with good variety for trails. Some technical, fast and flowey and some good climbing.

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Bunny Hop


September 4, 2016
 
Review: Something for everyone! My 8 year old son said it was the best time he has ever had riding a bicycle.

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Granny Gear

July 9, 2016
Narly Granny Gear  
 
Review: fun for all skill levels

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Granny Gear

May 14, 2016
Ally Granny Gear  
 
Review: A bit tacky, but all in all, good.

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Granny Gear

April 25, 2016
 
Review: My favorite place to ride in Georgia. Fun trails and a little bit for everyone.

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Gramcounter


April 11, 2016
cc2012 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Blankets is a nice system for what it is: Close in, well maintained, directionally controlled, good facilities, good variety. Everything is good and certainly worth the trip. For 5-stars and "great" spend another 30 - 45 mins in the car and head further north into the mountains. But in the meantime, add this to your rotation for quick outings.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Big Creek

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Bunny Hop

March 23, 2016
Patgoral Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Best trails near Atlanta! Super well maintained, with something for everyone.

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Gramcounter

February 8, 2016
 
Review: Best place to ride in Atlanta, the Van Michael trail is a blast. I only wish that I lived closer. 1.5 hours to get out there but we'll with it. Do the Van Michaels trail first while you have tons of energy.

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Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.51 out of 5 based on 205 ratings. 205 user reviews.
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