Blankets Creek

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Intermediate
15
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
871
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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

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Q: Is this in utah -Arri Rides

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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
South Loop
Dwelling Loop
Van Michael Trail
Quehl Holler
Mosquito Flats
Mosquito Bite
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Granny Gear

October 13, 2017
mcgaritya Granny Gear  
 
Review: Had a blast at this trail. It's probably the best one I've ever ridden. I grew up riding at Yellow River, and recently have been living in Nashville. I would say the closest I've come to a trail this good was at Percy Warner Park in Nashville. I rode all the loops, and every one was a blast. The yellow loop (south loop I think) was definitely the most challenging, with most of the challenge coming from steep climbs. There was a fair share of fun obstacles, but I would say the incline was what wore me out. These trails are marked better than most as well- I only got lost once and it was on the south loop. I kept finding myself riding sections again, eventually riding out in the wrong direction (good thing there wasn't anyone else on the trail!) Two of the highlights have to be the skills park right at the beginning, and Quehl Holler. I'm not good enough to do the large gap jumps down Quehl, but if you stay to the left and map it out first, there's a way to just get in some table tops and berms. The huge wooden berm at the base of the run is probably the most fun feature I've ever ridden. Also a shout out to the Stewart's Rock and Shock line off of the Dwelling Loop. Really fun drop at the end. Speaking of drops, there are several awesome ones scattered throughout. I even saw a really cool one on Mosquito Flats, but was riding the opposite direction of it. One weird thing that did happen, was that the entrance to the parking lot was blocked and it said the trails were closed. As I drove over an hour to get there, I was thrown off a bit. It hasn't rained in several days, and it seemed dry, so I found the trial conditions online and it said it was all open. I then found the phone number and called, and the automated message said they were all open. There was also a sign at the beginning of the trail that said open...so I parked at the church and rode. When I came out of the trails the chain was down. I saw several people see the chain and turn around and go home. Glad I didn't! I had a blast, and the trails weren't wet at all. Must have just been a logistics hic-up. The south loop also goes next to a beautiful river/lake that would be perfect to take a dip in. It's a section of river leading to Lake Altoona I believe. Anyways, I hope to make it back one day. Many thanks to SORBA and everyone that has worked hard to make this trail exist!

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Granny Gear

September 13, 2017
boston bob Granny Gear  
 
Review: The most overated bike trail on the website. If you are in the area go Allatoona Creek, a much superior trail system in all regards.

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Granny Gear

August 29, 2017
 
Review: Great facilities and parking. Trail choices for everyone: beginner, intermediate, advanced and a dirt jump park.

Similar Trail: Rope Mill, Big Creek

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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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Gramcounter


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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Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 208 ratings. 208 user reviews.
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