Jake Mountain Trails

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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,400 ft
↓ 3,400 ft
1,748
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Updated 7/11/13:

While the Jake Mountain trail used to be severely washed out and rutted, after the recent reroute a couple years back and some time to wear in, Jake Mountain has become one of the flowiest sections of singletrack in the region! This is a favorite trail for mountain bikers and horseback riders alike.

While Jake Mountain is now smooth and flowing, it still isn't really a beginner trail, thanks to the descent down to Jones Creek and the steep climb back out of the creek bottom.

Also, note that the creek crossing is always very deep, and you are guaranteed to get your feet wet, if not your entire leg. Consequently, I avoid this trail during the winter.
Portable toilet in the parking lot.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (17)
 

Granny Gear

August 11, 2018
schonmule Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love this trail. I got lost on my first try, so make sure you take a map with you and study the system ahead of time. It can get confusing in certain parts. The 10 mile orange loop is great with its climbs and descents , its pastures and mountain range views.. and creek crossing. Make sure you get your caveman on and submerge in the larger creek.

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Singletrack


April 21, 2017
Rebus Singletrack  
 
Review: I think I am in love with this system. I felt like I was lost in the wilderness. It was so quiet and pretty up there. Can't wait to go back. I need to remember to bring a towel for the creek crossings. ;)

Similar Trail: Tsali

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Gramcounter


February 22, 2017
 
Review: excellent trails. far enough away from the city that it gave a remote, secluded vibe but wasn't actually too far of a drive. trails were pretty fast and flowy, nothing crazy technical, great all around trail system

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Doubletrack


February 11, 2017
 
Review: If I could give this review a higher rating than 5, I would. This trail is amazingly fun and it makes you glad that you ride mountain bikes instantly. You gotta pay the piper to enjoy some of the awesome descents and flowy trails so don't get me wrong. Some climbs will challenge you beyond belief but, there's where any rider learns and grows. The scenery is second to none, the variety of trails constantly changes to keep you alert and excitement level peaking. The trail head is very easy to find thanks to an earlier review from Greg. Oh, I'm gonna be back here many, many times after today. Hands down the best trail Ive ridden.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek, Chicopee

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Gnarly

January 4, 2017
spc7669 Gnarly  
 
Review: Fun, fun ride. Watch for horses, but expect the riders to be courteous. Signage is pretty good. You Ann pick up a map at Cartecay Bike Shop in Ellijay.

Similar Trail: The

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Granny Gear

October 11, 2016
Ninermd Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trails with reasonable climbs. What's up with the old guy in the red van that hangs out all day in the parking lot?

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Gramcounter

May 19, 2016
ktx Gramcounter  
 
Review: sensing a trend here - so many mentions of horses on the trail. And for good reason ... I was there Sunday and there were 11 horse trailers in the Jake camping area (not visible from the day lot), so yikes! watch out for horses.

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Singletrack


March 15, 2016
 
Review: These trails are such a blast! Less demanding than the Bull Mountain side, but tough in its own right. The trail markings are getting better, but still aren't awesome. I typically start at the Jake Mountain parking lot and take the first hard right onto the Jake Mountain Trail. It's a fun, swoopy start with a couple of punchy climbs. For the most part I just keep taking right turns. Even thought I've been out here a bunch of times, I regularly get turned around. That's part of the fun though. Ride the Jake trails and then head over to Bull for a long day in the saddle!

And yes, lots of horses and horse shit. The vast majority of my interactions with equestrians have been friendly. I always stop, say hello, and offer to walk my bike by if needed.

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Gramcounter

December 2, 2014
Krash Bar Gramcounter  
 
Review: The trail was good although it was covered with leaves. There were a lot of downed trees, but they have been removed from the trail path. The worst part was trying to dodge all the horse crap that covered the mixed-use trail.

Tough up hills, and fast flowing down hills, with some tight twisty switchbacks. Great weather (60's) made it even better being it was November 30th.

Similar Trail: Bull Mountain MTB Trails

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Singletrack

August 6, 2014
 
Review: Never a disappointing mile at Jake or Bull. The hard uphill climb is always rewarded with an awesome downhill. Got to get up here and ride more to get ready for the Fools Gold 50 mile race

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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Jake Mountain Trails MTB Trail 4.73 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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