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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +352/246 ft
Total: 35 riders
 

Mountain Biking Blythe Island

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#302 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#11648 in the world

Tight technical, with a few small berms or mounds, but otherwise flat singletrack. 4 mile loop with very tight switchbacks. Has a lot of roots and weaves between trees.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Exit 29 on I-95 south between Savannah and Jacksonville Address: 6616 Blythe Island Hwy. Brunswick, GA 31523
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  • ryan r.
    ****

    Lots of roots but there are some nice tight turns and a few obstacles over logs and a muddy area. Many of the fallen trees have been cut making the trail clear

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  • Kristopher Dopkins

    Any word on the trail post Irma? Last I saw the county park was closed. Would like to help out if I can (might have some others interested as well) in cleaning up the trail and possible improving it.

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  • Robb VanWie
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    So I ride and work on the trail. As others have said, avoid during summer due to flora and fauna. I'm not going out there and neither should you! This is a seasonal trail.From late October or early December to April/May is optimal. Hurricane Mathew did some damage, but everything is good now. This trail rewards faster riders, but is easy enough for beginners. The "jumps" are gone, but they weren't really jumps anyways. Just follow my simple rule, after hitting 3 spiders, turn around and go to Jekyll!

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  • Kristopher Dopkins
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    Was a fun little trail, I live here locally and will hit the trail a couple times a month during the cooler season. The trail is infested with banana spiders during the summer making it virtually unrideable. However as of now the trail is unridable due to the lack of upkeep and recent hurricane damage. I haven't rode her since before summer and the trail already needed work, however it was rideable and had a few really fun sections for what it is. Since the hurricane those sections have been washed out and are now nothing but overgrown piles of loose dirts. The trail itself is covered in branches and fallen trees as newly grown vegetation. If they do decide to clear the trail I would recommend a rebuild to attract more riders being its the only one within 2 hours of any other real trails. There is plenty of space and potential for an awesome trail and some cool wood obstacles and such to be added (skill sections). As of recent also they actually removed a whole section of the trail and layer waste to the land it was on. It needs to be rebuilt for sure or Brunswick needs a new place to ride :(

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  • Joeys52
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    Still overgrown:( looks like it was a fun trail at some point. A lot of time and money has been put into it; signage, berms, jumps, and even mountain bike parking. But now it's gone to crap. Trail is littered with giant spiders, ticks, and snakes. Has a ton of potential and a lot of room to add more trail.

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  • Joe_M.
    *****

    Overgrown, spiders, some dilapidated log rollovers. Has potential but needs a lot of TLC.
    Better signage would help. Found myself trying to find myself some of the time.

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  • Alex Vazquez
    **

    The trails are not maintained for bikes. There are mainly old people hikers and that's about it. We got lost after trying to find the "jumps" which was just a small pump track. people there are nice but not the bike terrain. It is mainly a camp ground and if you want to experience Georgia for the first time then this is fine. I probably wont go again though. I was expecting something funner.

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  • Jeff Barber
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    Singletracks reviewers don't lie! I thought the intermediate tech rating on this trail might be a bit overblown but after riding, I can confirm these trails are tight, rooty, and NOT beginner friendly. In fact, Leah and I brought the kids (one on the Tyke Toter, the other on a trail-a-bike) and decided to stick to the doubletrack--and it's a good thing we did!

    Now, the other thing I failed to pay attention to in the reviews is the mention of spiders. They were EVERYWHERE! So bad, in fact, that I cut my ride short after getting covered in webs. For a bit I rode with a stick in hand, waving it like Harry Potter's wand in front of me, hoping to snag the webs ahead and make the spiders disappear. It didn't work. Basically anywhere two trees were less than 4 feet apart had a huge web between them. Which pretty much meant the entire trail. I can still feel the sticky webs on my skin days later.

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  • vanevanson
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    When I rode this trail, it wasnt very well maintained. It had a lot of wash out and a bunch of downed trees over the trail. The one thing I did like is the freindly atmosphere.

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  • KleinGuy
    ****

    Lots of roots and tight trail sections and switchbacks. I didn't get to spend a whole lot of time here. I was in the area and decided to check it out. It was pretty grown over when I rode and there were spiders everywhere! Not too bad, but not going to make the trip just to go there.

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  • 3pdrcannon
    ***

    Fun short tight turning trail, it's fairly flat and was covered in pine straw. This trail isn't well marked or maintained. There are a lot of spiders and ticks. It's also very rooty. This isn't a bad trail for south east Georgia, but it's not well maintained. Don't go out of your way, but if you are in the area it's a fun quick ride.

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  • ***

    ROOTY but fun if you like tight technical turns. Not well marked so I missed the .5 mile loop with the jumps. Next time I'll take a picture of the map at the trailhead with phone for reference out in the woods. Middle chain ring for a good pace with few shifts. Had a good time, will ride again.

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  • GlockJutsu
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    This is not a trail that you'd want to drive any distance to get to, but if you are in the area it is worth stopping by.

    The trail is very, very rooty (sometimes to the point of making it no fun at all). However, there are some small hills that are fun to ride back and forth across. There are a few jumps over logs and a few bridges to cross.

    Maintenance on the trail is sporadic, so downed trees across the trail is common. The trail is located along the marsh area, so bring some good bug spray because the sand gnats will swarm you. Also, red bugs (chiggers) and ticks are very common, especially in the spring/summer months. Other wildlife is common, also, such as venomous snakes (I've spotted a timber rattler resting at one of the trail heads) and lots and lots of spiders across the trail.

    If you take the main path all the way to the back and turn left on the intersecting two-path road there is an old pool hidden behind a stand of trees on the right. It makes for some decent downhill fun, but be careful after a good rain because the bottom is pretty slick with mud.

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  • thatsnogood
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    Pretty flat trail with a lot of roots and turns. It follows along the edge of a dirt road for a good portion. There is a small section in back that involves some short hill/jumps. About 50% of the trail was recently swept, which was nice, the rest was a bit difficult to find, but was navigable. There were a few newly downed trees in one area that hadn't been cut, however a good number of trees across the trail had been cut. Not a bad spot to ride, but certainly not a destination trip. Worth pulling off the highway tho for a 30 minute leg stretch IMHO.

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  • jordanw
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    this is a good trail that many can ride just have to get the hang of the tight switchbacks and dodge the trees. not very long but it seems like it.

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  • SSSORT
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    The trail can be riden by most. The difficulty depends on riding skill. There are areas to pick up some speed and others that require some technical skill. You will ride whoop-de-doos, bridges, small jumps. Switchbacks throughout...be sure to contact a local rider/shop for the best information. Trail improvements yearly.

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