Ira B Melton

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.06 out of 5
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Intermediate
3.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 700 ft
905
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
IRA is meant to be ridden in a counter-clockwise direction. There are two rock gardens and a few tricky sections right away, but then it levels out. Once you get near the creek, there is a crossing that leaves IRA and heads into Waterworks/Mason Mill. For the real thrill seeker, there is a section called the highground that can be accessed from IRA near the RR bridge. You will need to cross the creek and get under the trestle, where you will see a switchback going up and away from the trestle. This section has some serious drops, jumps, and climbs. Do not go in there if you are not familiar with extreme 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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Q: Are dogs allowed to be off-leash on these trails? -Jeff Barber

A: Technically... no. But a lot of people do walk dogs off leash on these trails.

Jeff Barber answered on November 17, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Parking -Jeff Barber

A: There is limited on-street parking. However, you can park at Medlock Park and ride the path into Mason Mill and cross the creek from there. This is actually a great option because you can ride a lot more when combined with the trails in Mason Mill. https://goo.gl/maps/Y7djBmtVGg62

Jeff Barber answered on May 4, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (17)
 

Bunny Hop

September 3, 2017
BillBB Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I would love to ride this trail and all of those in the South Fork preservation area with a local expert guide. I might be able to better enjoy. In this area I literally have to pull out my Kukri bush knife to clear trail. I work at the VA hospital across the street and would love to have trails worth riding nearby. Anyone want to accompany me?? Bill

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Doubletrack


May 30, 2016
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: It may be better to ride this trail in the winter when all the plants are dead. The brush was way to thick to get a consistent ride. I am not even sure if I found the trail or not. There were so many break offs from the main trail. The trails I rode on split and many directions like a web and then met all back up to put you back onto the mail concrete path. There were hikers and dogs everywhere.

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Bunny Hop

February 29, 2016
 
Review: Looks like this trail is under construction. When you follow the directions on singletracks.com to the trailhead, you will be welcomed by a construction side. Looks like the Path Foundation of Atlanta is trying to connect the Ira B Melton park with the South Peachtree Creek Path.

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Bunny Hop


February 29, 2016
 
Review: The trail isn't under construction--more like destruction. :) Some of the singletrack trails will be impacted by the new paved path but I'm sure will be re-routed once the work is done.

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Gramcounter

October 15, 2015
The Goat Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun trail to ride in the city. Lots of twist and turns very little climbing. When combining with water work trail is worth the ride. Still can not find the technical trails that everyone says they are. Will continue to explore that area.

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Singletrack


August 5, 2015
 
Review: As most of the reviewers mentioned, these are fun trails, but not worth driving to. Luckily, I live in the neighborhood! The Tuesday night Faster Mustache ride hits up these trails as part of the regular rotation.

The trails are super technical in spots and with the lack of any signage, it's easy to get turned around. They can be really frustrating to ride.

But if you live within riding distance, it's well worth checking out.

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Granny Gear

March 18, 2015
 
Review: This whole area is rather frustrating as I kept ending up hemmed in by either rail road tracks, the river or a fence. For the best ride start down where Medlock Park Pool is and ride along the river to the beginning of the paved area, then take that all the way to Dekalb Tennis Center, then on way back cut off onto the dirt trails. I rode over to public library near DTC and there were trails back there, but almost too narrow in some places to stay on bike but fun. The tech at Bicycle South said not to ride when it's wet @ Ira Melton because it messes up & ruts the trail. Ira Melton join the PATH trail back to Medlock Park (Plenty of Parking)

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Granny Gear

March 2, 2014
benbra Granny Gear  
 
Review: A great fun trail in the middle of Atlanta. It took me a while to find the second part of the trail near the RR bridge, but once I did, oh man, that is such a fun ride. And its still exactly as in the pictures! Technically challenging but always rideable, forming closed loops, creating a flowing trail with lots of technical terrain. 5 stars for it being in the Neighborhood and being nice and challenging :-). If you wanna check it out, be prepared to do some exploration, its not easy to find your way, but very rewarding once you do.

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World Champ


April 4, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: Fun trail with some pretty decent flow for an urban trail. The section across the stream with the techy whoops and drops is a ton of fun!

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Gramcounter

November 15, 2012
nohyphens Gramcounter  
 
Review: Be careful in the difficult section this time of year. Leaves provide for slippery landing on jumps and drops. Do not attempt highgrounds unless you are experienced.

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Granny Gear

October 17, 2012
bow-dog Granny Gear  
 
Review: Agree with some previous reviewers especially no parking and very confusing. It isnt a park , its just a green space or a woods in a suburban area . It is extremely small with lots of little loops. It is like a beginner trail with a couple of deceiving difficult log crossings and some hidden spots of "quick sand" that will wash out your front wheel and put you on the ground. There is also an extremely difficult rock area that qualifies as serious trials riding. It connects to waterworks trail by crossing the creek, but you can't see where to cross from the Melton side. Waterworks was 100 times better with lots of fun trails. I only gave this a 2 because if you live near it , you could get to waterworks by cutting through.

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Ira B Melton MTB Trail 3.06 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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