Blankets Creek

4.49 out of 5
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↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
elevation (ft)

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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Trail Q&A
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Q: I was at this trail last year and loved it. There was a table top bridge that I didntnget a picture of. Could someone send me a picture of it? Thanks. -JDMMTB

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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)
System Trails (6)
South Loop
Dwelling Loop
Van Michael Trail
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September 23, 2019
Review: It took me forever to get to blankets and I'm glad I finally got around to it. These are a fun set of trails with a good bit of flow and techy stuff mixed in, but I don't think the best in the metro area. I came on a Monday morning during the school year and it was plenty crowded, I'm assuming weekends are insane at this place. If you're near Woodstock I'd say this is worth trying, but if you have to contend with Atlanta highways and traffic to get up here from the south side of the metro like I did then there's better stuff closer to home and way less crowded.


January 27, 2019
Review: A bit of mud on the lower flats. Otherwise fantastic.

Bunny Hop

October 2, 2018
WY228 Bunny Hop  
Review: Great trail system. Trails were well marked, plenty of parking and restroom facilities are a plus. Parking lot was full when I pulled in but it didn't feel crowded out on the trail. I'm still relatively new to riding so I rode Dwelling and VMT. Both very do-able for a newer rider ready for more of a challenge. If you ride these two do the VMT first while your legs are fresh. Climbs are much more mellow on Dwelling. I plan on returning to try the south loop.

Granny Gear

September 19, 2018
Review: Awesome trail conditions.

Bunny Hop

September 8, 2018
OffTheWall Bunny Hop  
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Granny Gear

July 28, 2018
smcbeth Granny Gear  
Review: This is an average trail system at best. The parking and restrooms are nice, but the trail system is not top 100. I feel like many of the reviews for the trails were fake, unless this is the only trails they have ever ridden (with nothing else to compare to). I was disappointed after reading all of the exceptional reviews. The trail was average, not deserving of Georgia's best trail rating. Travel a bit further to NW Georgia for some of the best trails in GA, if not the southeast.


Granny Gear

July 6, 2019
Slee_Stack Granny Gear  
Review: I tend to agree with you. Don't get me wrong, its a good trail system...just not the 'best in georgia'. Probably a top 10...OK. I really believe 'Blankets' has become a name brand so to speak. That's fine with me though as it attracts the masses and keeps other, better trail systems a little less crowded. It still deserves a 4 star rating though.

Granny Gear

April 6, 2018
bdeepsea Granny Gear  
Review: First time here and it did not disappoint. My boys and I stayed at a near by camp site and spent 3 days riding all the trails. Go early in the day to avoid the afterwork crowds.


March 9, 2018
Review: Blankets looking good early! VMT in great shape. Looks like a LOT of work was done over the winter on Dwelling. So much so that it was a bit confusing at the top going CW. But I'm sure it'll be easy to figure out in time. Great job on modifying Dwelling to all who labored!

Bunny Hop

February 19, 2018
Review: Great intermediate/advanced trails. Love Dwelling and they've just done some updates to it.

Bunny Hop

January 31, 2018
Review: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced trails so something for everyone

Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.49 out of 5 based on 226 ratings. 226 user reviews.
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