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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +153/137 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Cottage Loop Trail

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#325 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#11844 in the world

3.3 miles of wide gravel surface - gravel is 1 to 3in diameter & is 2 to 4 inches deep. Not compacted... No traction, no rolling speed... like pedaling thru marbles... part of the 'Muddy Spokes' club.

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
Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton GAS / from Atlanta - 85N to exit 177, GA-77S/Route 366 toward Elberton, left on GA-368E/Anderson Hwy, slight right onto William Smith Rd, continue onto Russel State Park Dr.
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  • Landon Ouzts

    Relatively easy track. Nice place to cruise. A couple good hills to climb. Watch out for the gravel.

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  • MTB Crackfox

    Really overall very boring. There are no great views, and the trail itself isn't challenging or fun. It is part of the Muddy Spokes of Georgia Club. That's the only reason I ventured out there.

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  • MTB Crackfox

    No real excitement. Part of a trail network that is mostly pavement and is easy to navigate. Part of the Muddy Spokes Club and really not work the drive unless your knocking out you Muddy Spokes Punch. It is close enough to Victoria Bryant and Watson Mill Bridge to knock out all three stamps in one day.

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  • hookedmtber

    Although it has a lot of gravel,it still should be considered good starter trail. I live nearby and take my kids there as much as possible. Good place to just cruise.

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  • nvrenf

    Large deep gravel... No line, no rolling speed, no traction up, 'slippery' down.... Got my stamp for Muddy Spokes. No reason to return. If the gravel wasn't so deep this would be a nice beginner ride. Rated easy but descriptions don't apply. Not a mountain bike trail.

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