Fort Benning MTB Trail

3.96 out of 5
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↑ 700 ft
↓ 600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail combines interval climbing with flowing flat and downhill sections. The surface is mostly hard packed with several root-ier sections. Because of the surface of Ft Benning, the trail drains great and is normally ride-able with in 48 hrs of even the heaviest rainstorms.
Fort Benning MTB Trail is a hand built, 18 inch wide singletrack with 98% of the trail being covered. This trail has everything from fast flowing downhills to short interval climbs with several man-made and natural technical features, including several 12" plus log overs.

One of the main features of the trail is the downsloping bridge and a wood jump section. The two jumps are for more advanced level riders and there is a ride around.

The Fort Benning MTB Trail is ridden counter clockwise from either parking lot. Major turns are marked by red 4x4 posts with directional arrows.

If you are an MTB purist, this is the trail for you, currently (as of 03 March 2014) there are 11.25 miles with plans for 10 more in the near future.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Do u have to be in military to ride -UGAIX1971

A: No, you don't. You do have to stop at the visitor building and get a day-pass, though, which you should only need your driver's license and know your social security number.

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Reviews (25)

Granny Gear

October 7, 2017
Review: When I lived on Fort Benning, I would ride those trail four or five times a week. Loved it !!!!! :)

Granny Gear

October 7, 2017
Review: When I lived on Fort Benning, I would ride those trail four or five times a week. Loved it !!!!! :)


February 19, 2017
Review: I'd say this trail is more fun than Flat Rock, though I have ridden Flat Rock so many times that I have no clue what it's like riding for the first time. The problem is that this trail erodes so much due to both fragile soil and the fact that it gets blown off which takes off the natural protection of leaves and pine needles. The erosion is pretty ridiculous in some areas, and there is some questionable trail design. Nonetheless it's worth riding if you're in the area. The Stowers section is the least eroded section (though it's getting pretty bad in certain areas itself) and it's the most fun.

Similar Trail: Flat Rock, West Point


April 30, 2016
C-Lo Singletrack  
Review: Really nice well maintained trail system. A good mix of elevation changes. The trail is well marked in most places. The trail has a club that meets every Sunday at 3pm and the ride is at the pace of the slowest person.


March 26, 2016
lolo77 Gramcounter  
Review: Fast, flowy trail system of about 10 or so miles. I was here visiting my girlfriend on the base. I rode these trails for hours while she was at work during the day. Nothing too difficult or technical and not much elevation. A fast, fun workout regardless. There is a doubletrack that connects different sections of the singletrack so you never feel lost. Will hopefully get back to ride these fast trails some day soon.


January 6, 2016
Review: Super fun trail. First, if u park in the small gravel lot near the golf course look for the little trail in the back of the parking lot. it doesnt go far, take it to the gravel road and GO RIGHT, which takes u back to the Dixie/1st Divison intersection, look to your left to find the little trail that connects to the main trail. Once u intersect with the trail, go right. Trails are very well marked once u are on them. look for the red or blue arrows on trees. Everytime i started to question if i was still on the right trail one of the blue or red arrows seemed to appear out of no where. This is an old school trail. Lots of straight ups then straight downs. This trail is pretty rugged. All of this is great! Its way different than the new school bench cut, buff trails (which are great too). The climbs are short and punchy. The downhills are rough and fun. It was a bit wet in the low areas, and dry everywhere else. Tons of leaves so u had to look for trail markers. Good place to ride if u r in the area.


July 13, 2015
Autocrat9 Gnarly  
Review: Nice set of trails.....on the base....great climbs and decent flow.


March 12, 2015
jezones Gramcounter  
Review: Great trail system, tight single track the way mountain bike trails should be.


January 28, 2015
Review: Great trail that keeps getting better. Trail is now 11 miles long with the addition of 2 more miles(Feb15) onto stower's loop and the section of trail in the far corner. Also check out the Fort Benning mountain bike trail page on facebook.

Granny Gear

January 25, 2015
matcheslt Granny Gear  
Review: This was a fun and challenging trail for me. I am pretty new to the sport so some of the inclines were tough, but nothing that pushed my limits so far I didn't attempt them. The only issue I had is that with the fall leaves covering the trail it was difficult to see in some areas. The trail head for the single track is not marked and you have to look behind some construction equipment to find it. It would also have been nice to have a map board at the trail head, but overall a fun trail.

Fort Benning MTB Trail MTB Trail 3.96 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.
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