Clinton Nature Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.10 out of 5
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Intermediate
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
1,193
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Roughly 13 miles of trail with everything from sweet singletrack, creek crossings, logs and granite sections. Something for everyone from beginner to expert. You can pick up a map of trail from the main kiosk. Even with a map it's best to connect with a local for your first ride here due to the confusing nature of the layout. The local IMBA chapter has been working to get this trails in better shape. Night riding is only allowed as an organized group ride on Wednesday evenings.
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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: I will be in Douglasville on August 23 & 24 is it still open and any groups to ride with? -DarrellNunnelley

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Q: Are ther bike rentals or is there anywhere nearby to rent one? -Evan_Seavey

A: Unfortunately, no.

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Gnarly


July 1, 2019
 
Review: This is an interesting set of trails. I really like the variety here, and if you like nature this place is pretty sweet. I've recently gotten interested in wildflowers/plants and this place had many I haven't seen before. Anyway, the trails aren't world class, but they are fun and varied, with lots of granite, roots, and rocks, and driving an hour and a half to get here was worth it (being from Columbus, that is). I will say the layout/navigation is very confusing here with cut-throughs and signs in some places but not others, though it's hard to get truly lost, especially with a cell phone handy.

Similar Trail: Cochran Mills, I suppose

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Gramcounter


March 28, 2019
 
Review: This is the trail system closest to home so I ride it a lot. The idea is pretty simple - hand cut singletrack that is full of rocks and roots, and it's your job to slog through it all. Some of the tougher stretches, especially in the 'off property' area, have copious amounts of obstructions and some really sketchy/demanding descents and ascents. The trails are all bi-directional and all seem to have their own flavor depending on which way you go. Nothing will come easy at Clinton. When you do find some speed get ready for the roots to be coming at you in a hurry. One of my favorites to ride in the Atlanta metro area. It's a butt whooping workout every time, and it rarely seems busy.

Similar Trail: Voodoo @ Allatoona, West Point Lakeside

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Trailblazer


September 4, 2018
G.W. Trailblazer  
 
Review: As an update to my previous review, the signage issues has been addressed. Great place to skill build. I'm fortunate to live only a few miles from here and though I still seek out other trail systems to ride this is still my favorite place to ride. You want roots? We got those.....Rock gardens? Yup....drops? some are crazy....technical climbs and descents? How many you want?.....tight fast and flowy? Its there. Anything you could want, it's here. If you're feeling bold, try old Poole road going down to the old homestead...or coming back up....just try to keep your teeth in your head.

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Bunny Hop

February 6, 2018
rue_REPTAR Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Such a fun place. I love trails with flow and thought that such a technical trail would be too cumbersome but this trail is great. I'm glad I had a dropper post so I could tighten my center of gravity through the skinny sections and there are many. It is a bit hard to navigate but I would grab a map ad the red and blue trail head and add landmarks based on the big map to which they are attached. The landmarks will help. Concrete Hill and the powerlines are so much fun. I used my full face helmet here and though I didn't crash, I can see that it would be easy to crash, and with the rocks, the full face makes you more confident. Fun technical riding with beautiful scenery.

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Gramcounter

September 12, 2017
kay oh Gramcounter  
 
Review: 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.

Similar Trail: Cochran Mill Red Trail

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Granny Gear

August 12, 2017
SWIL Granny Gear  
 
Review: Probably the most underrated trail system in the Greater ATL area; especially if you like enduro/technical rides. There are some flowy sections but most of Clinton's single track is known for its tight-n-winding sections filled with rock gardens, ledges, and roots of varying difficulty. The whole place has a "sandbox" feel to it; you aren't strongly directed where to go and some of the best trails sections must be sought out in the "off property" sections of the map. This area drains really well, so rain or shine, Clinton's is ridable.

Similar Trail: none

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Gramcounter

June 8, 2017
 
Review: Seemed like a decent system if you are in the area, though not necessarily worth traveling for. I do think that I got confused on the trail and missed a good portion. That was about two years ago, not sure if the signage situation has been upgraded since then. There was some signage but not enough to keep me straight the whole trail because i definitely did not get much more than 5-6 miles

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Granny Gear

December 10, 2016
lalokita Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really nice trail system! There are maps posted throughout the trails at most cut offs so very easy to navigate. The trails are singletracks with few exposed roots or rocks, but you can get a decent flow going. Great to get in a more relaxed ride without being bored.

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Trailblazer


August 19, 2016
G.W. Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great trails, could use a bit better signage though.

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August 8, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Still a bit confusing to navigate. Better signage is definitely needed. I saw the newer signs mentioned in previous posts, which are greatly appreciated, but there still a lot that needs to be done. This was my first time out there and it's pretty difficult to navigate even with the map. The red, yellow, and blue trails aren't indicated as such on the map, and could use some better signage as well. All in all, a fun place to ride.

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