September 12, 2017
And now, something completely different.
This is an interesting place to ride. If you live in Georgia, and want to improve your technical riding skills, this is the place to do it. There are some purely ridiculous descents and climbs, an endless sequence of rock gardens, a lot of exposed granite, and while there is a good amount of dirt to ride, there is very little actual flow. It's more like one technical puzzle, a little bit of pedaling, and then another technical puzzle.
If you own pads and a full face helmet, this is the place to wear it. I crash a lot and have no skills, so I was glad to be wearing them.
Maps and signage are good; eventually you will end up under power lines, and those make it easy to maintain positional awareness. There are signs warning about snakes, but I didn't see any.
BE ADVISED that the whole park is thick with poison ivy, and I landed smack in the middle of a patch of it following a silly, entirely avoidable and ridiculous crash.
Cochran Mill Red Trail