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Level: Beginner
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,256/ -1,352 ft
Total: 15 riders
 

Mountain Biking Montgomery Creek Trail

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#151 of 404 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#3,938 in the world

This is a doubletrack loop of about 8.5 miles in length. The majority of the loop is a gated forest road, with part of it being an open forest road. This ride is a great option for a shorter, easier ride in the area, and is also great when the nearby singletrack is too wet to ride. I personally find myself riding this loop a lot during the winter, and also combine it with the other nearby forest service roads for more mileage.

However, there is one very deep creek crossing that used to have a bridge over it but does not anymore, but if you head down stream on some of the unmarked singletrack you can cross a shallower spot on some gravel bars.

Route: From the church outside of Camp Frank D. Merril (the ranger camp), head left on the gravel road about a quarter of a mile. Turn into the ranger camp under the gate (not the main entrance near the church) and drop down the pavement, past the rec hall. Ride onto the grass and hang around the back side of the rec hall, and then off the back corner hang left and look for the bridge over the creek.

After crossing the creek, continue straight, past some ranger obstacles and onto the gravel. Take the quick left up the hill, and now you're on the main section of gated gravel road.

Follow that main gravel road until it T's into FS 28-1. Hang a left on 28-1 and climb back to the truck. See the GPS map for more help with navigation.

First added by Greg Heil on Apr 22, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Dahlonega head west on 52, take the slight right to stay on 52, hang
a right onto Nimblewill church road, and a right at the Bull Mountain sign.
Continue way the heck up FS Road 28-1 and the trailhead will be on your
left.
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