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Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +78/73 ft
Total: 21 riders

Mountain Biking Ben Burton Park

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#309 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#11723 in the world

Take the trail up to the powerline. Once you get to the top, turn right and follow the semi-clearcut until you see the trail to your left. Network of trails so ride them all, the all spit out at different parts of the park.

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
Take the tallassee road exit on loop 10. Turn away from athens (west). take first left, mitchell bridge road. Ben Burton park is down on your right.
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  • ACC Trails and Open Space

    This is Athens-Clarke County Trails and Open Space Supervisor, Rose West. The 1.4 mile nature trail at Ben Burton Park is for pedestrian use only and bikes are not allowed on that property. They are not maintained as bike trails and we have gotten several complaints recently of people riding bikes there. Please use the near 5 miles of bike trails at Trail Creek Park instead if you wish to ride your mountain bike on Athens-Clarke County Property at this time. Thank you!

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  • MarinePeanut

    A new trail was built recently that spits out at the end of the gravel trail, and this trail and the existing one (accessed from climbing up to the cul-de-sac area) are now marked with signage similar to that seen in Trail Creek Park. You aren't supposed to ride bikes on these trials (the new signage indicates this) but they can be fun if you like tight switchbacks, and they don't flow as well as those at Trail Creek.

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  • David Kaye

    Ok trail system. Starts out really fast along the river. Stay to the right all the way up the power lines. There will be a sharp right again at the top. You will come out at the end of a street. Stay sharp right and the trail picks up again. My cateye computer logged in 1.7 miles. NOT the 5 it says. There are a lot of cut throughs and ALOT of down trees and nothing is marked.

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  • dpnelson31

    Fun stuff, hard to find everything but a few runs back and forth on the powerline and you find the heads. Lots of big trees have fallen over time, some of them you have to get off the bike and climb over.

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  • Greg Heil

    this trail is Also Known As Ben Burton park. Wet/sketchy rating for a lot of downed, impassable trees.

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  • Greg Heil

    You have to look around to find all the singletrack... but it is worth it! There has got to be more than 5 miles of trail here. The best single loop may be 5 miles, but if you count all the connectors and the stuff under the bridge, its gotta be more like 10ish.

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