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Level: Intermediate
Length: 18 mi (29 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +549/ -539 ft
Total: 461 riders

Mountain Biking Fort Yargo State Park

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#26 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#676 in the world

Two primary directional loops: Yellow - 7 Miles - Easy multi-use trail that is mostly level. Blue - 12 Miles - Moderate mostly singletrack trail with some bypass-able technical features. Dont expect any fast downhills or extremely steep uphills. Limited singletrack, some double, some powerlines. Nice lake to take a dip in. Excellent camping accommodations.

Night riding is allowed, but the park closes at 9:45pm.

First added by searsandrewj on Dec 31, 2002. Last updated Nov 5, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Fort Yargo State Park is located on Ga Hwy 81 approx 2 miles south of the city of Winder, GA.
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  • gokupe

    very nice and fluid, extremely long 13 miles, bring 2 or 3 bottles of water (i don't like hydration backpacks ;) ) there is no point to refill your water (other than the parking lot at the beginning). Not crazy difficult but not for beginners (they have a beginners trail shared with hikers). don't go in the late afternoon as sun will set and you will be in trouble

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  • bdeepsea

    We had a blast here. The trails and facilities are well maintained. The Blue trail is fast and flowing, mostly single track. There are a few hills but nothing to extreme. The multiple consecutive jumps on several of the downhills were a lot of fun. Planning to go back to camp and ride again.

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  • mtbrJosh

    Nice trail with some cool features but the features are really spread out with some fairly plain and sometimes uninteresting singletrack in between

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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter

    I had not been to this trail system for several years. Wow, they have done a fantastic job with it. The trails are now clearly marked, and very well maintained. I even rolled up on a guy blowing the monster mile with a back pack blower...,poor guy I know I scared the stuffing out of him when I passed, he couldn't hear me!

    Definitely worth the time to drive here!

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  • CaribMtb

    Single 70% & Double track 30%. Closer to 11 miles total. Might be another few miles if you add in paved trails. Not very technical; even advanced section not hard. More like a beginner to intermediate trail loop, but fun & worth doing. Night riding here would be good. Safe parking but has a state parking fee of $5. Often closed after rains so call to be sure.

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  • Seymore Braap

    Sweet trail system. Nothing too technical. Not too much climbing. The "Monster Mile" is a technical climb that will make you work. The flow is fantastic here. The trail is on a beautiful piece of property. The trails are very well maintained. They have done an excellent job with the signs. The trails are a model for how to build without erosion. This place is a blast.

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  • TamzAncayan

    Love the shade areas along with lake views

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  • kenwrightjr   ✓ supporter

    A most challenging trail to ride. You better eat your wheaties before you show up to ride. Never seen more inclines than I have on the Blue trail. Some parts were quite confusing as they were not marked very well.

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  • Bike75

    Yargo awesome as always. Something for everyone all riders beginning to intermediate.

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  • mableflower

    Good trail system. I will be back.

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  • villi

    Rode the yellow trail I must say it was a bit confusing. The marks were not clear at certain points so we ended up backtracking a lot. It took us about 2:34 to finish ????????. Besides that is a fun trail and beautiful sceneries.

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  • khicks51

    Rode the 12 mile blue loop. Fun trail with various scenic lake views along the way. Nice trail markers at each major intersection. Trail was nice but nothing special in terms of features or difficulty, a few moderate climbs and some flowly downhill sections. Worth a visit if you're way out yonder

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  • Superfly Lee

    Fun, fast flowy trails. Mostly smooth with a couple decent climbs and fast downhill sections. Very nice campgrounds and facilities on the lake as well.

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  • Codyjoelsmith

    Very good fun trail. I am an intermediate rider so this trail was a little tough but was glad to complete it. One of the best I've been on.

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  • nohyphens

    Great trail system and well marked throughout. I only did the Tue-Thur-Sat direction, which featured some nice descents, climbs and areas to jump. Would love to go back and hit the opposite direction.

    The only gripes I have with the trail are the way the state parks department maintains it (lots of pinestraw, no visible repairs) and money being charged. I have no problem donating and paying, but the money should be used for upkeep of the trail.

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  • ChainSuckSux

    I like this place for riding my single speed. Not a lot of climbing, not a lot of descending, but it will challenge your fitness level. I've always enjoyed riding here.

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  • willhrichardson

    Love this trail. Fast and flowing, but still some moderate climbing that will get your heart going. A lot of good extras with bypass options. They do close for it being wet way more often than necessary so definitely call ahead if you are unsure of the conditions. There is a parking fee and a fee to ride (though not much).

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  • Kelly Fitzpatrick

    Started on the Blue Trail and some how wound up on the Yellow Trail. Great down hills nothing real technical. Me and the kids had a blast! The trails are not marked real well, so I just made sure I kept the lake to my left to ensure we did not get lost.

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  • DudeBikes

    Fun trail. But the trails aren't marked very well

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  • Molly Robinson

    Great for a Saturday. Trails were well maintained and marked well. little bit of everything

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