Blankets Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
15.0
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: Is night riding allowed? -Guest

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

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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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System Trails (6)
System Trails (6)
South Loop
Dwelling Loop
Van Michael Trail
Quehl Holler
Mosquito Flats
Mosquito Bite
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Reviews (224)
 

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.

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Granny Gear

September 19, 2018
 
Review: Awesome trail conditions.

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Bunny Hop


September 8, 2018
OffTheWall Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Epic ????????????????????????????

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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.

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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.

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Doubletrack


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!

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Bunny Hop


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

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Bunny Hop


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

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Granny Gear

January 14, 2018
CagleMTB Granny Gear  
 
Review: Absolutely amazing. Has a great variety of trails. From expert dirt jumps, to beginner XC trails. From double black diamond tech to intermediate flow trails. Trails are maintained very well.

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Granny Gear

January 14, 2018
CagleMTB Granny Gear  
 
Review: Absolutely amazing. Has a big variety.

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Blankets Creek MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 224 ratings. 224 user reviews.
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