Georgia International Horse Park

4.21 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The GHIP mountain bike trail was built for the 1996 Olympics. The trail was built to race not for sustainability so in the past 14 years there has been a lot of wash out. However SORBA Atlanta has been hard at work. They have been doing reroutes around badly worn areas and have more planned in the near future. The trail is a great technical trail with fast, fun downhills, some gut busting uphills, a few rock gardens and a new ladder bridge over a fallen tree. There are two sides to the trail: the dirt side and the granite side. The trail does cross horse paths so keep an eye out for them. SORBA also has some beginners trails in the works. It is a great place to ride with great scenery and nothing but the sounds of nature, once you get back into the trails.
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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
Rider Questions


Q: can I rent a bike? -Dani Ivakh

A: You can at a nearby LBS. C-town bikes is south on 138, on the left.

awilzman answered on July 21, 2015. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: How crowded is this trail? -FarmerDobes

A: Depends on the day. Weekends have more people but it is not overcrowded. I rode during the week and ran into about 4 mountain bikers and about 3 hikers. Weekends you can multiply that by about 4 depending on the weather and if there is an activity planned with a LBS.

C-Lo answered on September 28, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Reviews (84)

Granny Gear

August 31, 2019
sadkata Granny Gear  
Review: An overall fun ride. Not terribly technical in any spot. I ride a fully rigid bike with 27.5-plus tires and was fine but would have liked some suspension or a dropper to spare me of some of the rocks/roots/ball busters. Plenty of short, steep climbs to work the heart and lungs. Trails are well marked but a bit confusing to follow as they intersect (or maybe I'm just easily confused). But there are maps here and there. Some parts were washed out from rain when I rode it. Entering the trail, I came upon three folks on horseback and one of the horses got spooked. So, be mindful of others. Plenty of free parking. A few other riders were there but I never saw them on the trail. So, you'll be at your own pace even when other folks are around. I'll definitely be back.

Granny Gear

March 23, 2019
Review: Fun trail. A couple of climbs will get your heart racing


September 28, 2018
C-Lo Singletrack  
Review: One of my favorite in the Atlanta area. Riding on a piece of history. This is where the Olympic race was held in 1996. Good diversity of features and terrain. Everything from loose dirt to granite rock is available on this trail.

Bunny Hop

May 3, 2018
rue_REPTAR Bunny Hop  
Review: This is a great trail system for what it is. I only found 2 loops (some people mention 3) and I love the dirt portion. It is very fast and flowy without many difficult climbs. This trail is one directions only so I could see it getting boring compared to other true trail systems. The granite side to me was not worth the effort and I got lost quite a few times (even with my MTB Project GPS on). Definitely worth riding if you're in the area.


January 20, 2018
mtbrJosh Gnarly  
Review: Great trail. I'd consider it a must ride, especially because it was the first Olympic mountain bike trail. A little more technical than some of the surrounding trails. The Steeplechase Side is faster and the Granite Side is significantly more technical. The trail has some good climbs, fun quick decent, and a decent number of challenging sections.

Granny Gear

July 8, 2017
Review: First time on trail, lived nearby since trail was made for the Olympics imagine that. Lots of bridges well laid out but beware the climbs are at the end of the loop 3 steep ones and watch out for the kung fu tree crossing.


April 26, 2017
Review: I have been riding this trail since it first opened after the '96 Olympics and it just keeps getting better. The trail crew out there have changed it so much that probably only 30-40% of the original Olympic trail is still used, but the changes they have made make the course far better with much more flow, at least on the parking lot side (which i ride most of the time). The 6ish mile loop on that side is pretty fun but will also give you a good workout if you hit it hard, so you can choose your fun or pain. I find the parking lot side more fun than the granite side

Bunny Hop

April 16, 2017
Review: Much improved since last ride 3 years ago. Better flow, some steep climbs eliminated by gradual switchbacks (but not all for you advanced intermediates) not as many washed out sections. 8-10 wooden bridges help to keep your speed up by ramping you over dry washes. Overall a fun experience, will ride again whenever I'm in the area.

Bunny Hop

January 20, 2017
GeorgiaBoy Bunny Hop  
Review: Rode what's left of the Advanced side today. Because of the Solar Farm that Rockdale County had installed there is a significant chunk of the trail missing after the steep granite climb now but if you know the trail you can find your will have to hop over some silt fencing, though. I hope there is a plan to piece together the portions of the original trail so there is a flow to it again. It's a shame they couldn't put the solar farm somewhere else.

Similar Trail: Heritage Park

Granny Gear

December 16, 2016
jpedrazzi Granny Gear  
Review: Parking lot loop in good shape, grants side is still closed. They have done some recent maintenance and changed a few of the corners on the lower loop.

Georgia International Horse Park MTB Trail 4.21 out of 5 based on 84 ratings. 84 user reviews.
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