Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Elevation: +211/193 ft
Total: 80 riders
Mountain Biking Fort Benning MTB Trail
#120 of 393 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#5292 in the world
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.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
If you do not hold a military/retired or DOD civilian ID, you will need to get a visitor pass to enter Ft. Benning or enter the base with someone who does.
There are two parking locations:
* The Golf Course/Fort Benning Fitness Trail Trailhead Parking area.
* Stower's Rd. Parking area.
To get to the Golf course parking area, Starting on I-185 southbound enter the main gate, stay on Dixie Hwy towards the main post and take a right at the Golf course (1st Div Road). The parking is about 200 yards up on the right next to the large oak tree.
To get to the Stowers parking area, again you must enter through the main gate on I-185, stay right on Dixie Hwy towards main post, take a right on 1st Cavalry Division road (Bouton Heights Housing area) and follow it down to the intersection of Stower's Road. The parking is on the corner at the Family Advocacy Program building. (this parking area is primary on weekends).
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