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Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +153/97 ft
Total: 132 riders
 

Mountain Biking Gainesville College

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#238 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#10658 in the world

The map is at http://data.gc.peachnet.edu/www/clubs/mtnbike/Gmap.htm. The trail is good for rides with children - if you feel too tired you can cut it short at the middle by taking the doubletrack back to the golf field. Not too much climbing, a few technical places. LOTS of animals - deer, bunnies, whatnot ;)

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
Traveling north on I-85, take I-985 to Exit 16 (Oakwood), turn left (west) on Mundy Mill Road and follow the signs to Gainesville College. Turn right, parking is located at the rear of the campus. Always call (770)718 9748 to verify trail conditions and/or possible closures.
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Q: Where is the trail head?
A: The trailhead is located on the University of North Georgia-Gainesville campus parking lot next to the Nesbitt Building Parking Deck and the GW Bailey Amphitheatre.

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  • nicomyth
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    Very good beginner trail. I recommend it for families or newbies as it's not demanding. There is an access road that runs through the middle, so if someone has had enough you can easily bail off and head to the car. Meanwhile, more experienced riders can still have a lot of fun on it just by cranking up the speed - though watch out for joggers/hikers.

    It will put a smile on my face, but if I'm in the area I'm going to ride Chicopee Woods (unless it's too crowded).

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  • mtbrJosh
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    Good trail for exercise. somewhat entraining. not something I would drive more than 15 minute to especially with Chicopee nearby. You can do a lap in about 20 minutes

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  • kenwrightjr
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    As someone mentioned earlier, if you're in a hurry & want to get some laps in with almost 100% certainty that you won't find many other riders then this is your trail. It's nice and flowy, Enough inclines to help get your heart rate going. No trail signs so when you get to the flat roads on the back side just look for trail entrances. Overall, I really enjoyed the trail.

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  • DudeBikes
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    This trail is great for beginners and if you're short on time and need a quick ride

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  • CFM
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    Neat little trail on University of North Georgia-Gainesville campus. Not technical at all with gentle grade changes. As has been mentioned already this is a good place for beginners or kids to ride.

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  • *****

    Great track for beginners. My first time today and loved it. Looking forward to going back!

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  • crp534
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    Great trail for beginners or for a quick workout. Lots of fast well maintained singletrack. Watch out for walkers and runners. Nothing too difficult and not crowded. Good trail if you're newer and intimidated by more advanced riders.

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  • MTB Crackfox
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    There are three relatively easy trails here at the College. The Red trail is what I assume is the emergency access trail for the other two. It is mainly some doubletrack and service road. Orange Loop is a windy little trail that can be fun if you really push your speed. The beginning of Orange Loop is also the beginning of the Blue Trail. Neither trail has any hard climbs or speedy DH's. They are fairly short at under 4 miles each Orange is around 2 and Blue is under 4. They are great for exercise and a change of scenery. If your in the area head over to Chicopee and have a blast

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  • Josh L
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    The single track portion was real fun. Just wish it was longer.

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  • Josh L
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    The single track portion was real fun. Just wish it was longer.

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  • bhmtb
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    Easy well-maintained trail with light ups and downs, no big climbs or descents. Great place for beginners. Not directional or dedicated- be prepared for walkers and bikers coming from both directions. Scenery is decent- mostly woods and a small pond/stream.

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  • ****

    I went yesterday and it was my first time on a single track as I am new to the sport. It's a great place for bigginers, no real steep climbs and it's got some really fun down hill areas. It's a great place to get started and practice for more advanced trails as in some places it can push a beginner. We had a great time. I highly recommend this trail for any skill level.

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  • Scotteg
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    So this is the second time I was there and I am still trying to find a flow to this trail. Every time I got going, one sharp turn after another. Not bad but could use some signs or something.

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  • BigDawgMike
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    I rode this for the second time Sunday evening. Its a great trail if you have a new bike your not used to. Its was fun both times but better the second time b/c of me being in better shape.

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  • Hardtail.Junky
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    Absolutley a beginners trail! A fun one at that! Easy to navigate and mostly open track. I've riden here four different times and it's a quick and easy way to warm up for the more technical trails in the area.

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  • Jeff Barber
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    Great beginner trail and very well maintained. Most climbs and descents are gradual and there are easy bridges over major stream crossings. Great signage and trail markings. Mostly smooth tread (just a few short, mildly rocky/rooty sections).

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  • GoldenGoose
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    Short and winding beginners trail. Watch out for the runners and animals. As a beginner trail, don't expect any challenging climbs and it's not super fast due to the winding singletrack. But, it does flow pretty well and the trail is well maintained. Great place to take a beginner and get a couple laps in.

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  • Greg Heil
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    Rode here for a second time today, and checked Jim Parham's "Off the Beaten Path" for the trail length. He listed it as 3.5 miles in length instead of the 5 listed here. It definitely feels more like 3.5. However, it is a really fun, fast, flowy 3.5 miles. Some of the turns are ridden in enough to feel like berms all along the length of the trail. Fun ride!

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