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Level: Beginner
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +54/ -34 ft
Total: 95 riders

Mountain Biking Morningside Nature Preserve

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#125 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#3,060 in the world

Well built trail with surprising elevation changes. Professional and sustainable design make these trails fast, too bad there's really less than a mile here. Watch for hikers and dog walkers as well, this is a popular neighborhood spot.

First added by Jeff Barber on Oct 11, 2007. Last updated May 10, 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 downtown take Piedmont north past the park. Turn right on Cheshire Bridge Rd., then right on Wellbourne Dr. after about a half mile. Trail starts on the left, on street parking only. Address is 1941 Wellbourne Dr. in case you miss it.
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  • Jeff Barber

    Some big trees down as of November, 2020.

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  • NoahWeimann27

    A simple trail in the neighborhood, not too special, great intro to the sport for kids

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  • Jeff Barber

    Fun but short trail. This is one of the few MTB legal singletrack trails in the city of Atlanta. Not only that, it's open for night riding until 11pm each night. Nothing technically challenging.

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  • ****

    About one mile of trail. If you come at an odd time (when most people are at work) the trail should be empty. Don't come here during busy hours there will be people everywhere and won't be much fun. Trail is good for what it is fast easy flowy

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  • ***

    This place is in the neighborhood so I've been a few times. I usually just ride over there, which is more of a workout than the trail itself. It's a fun trail but you'll be done with it all pretty quickly. I'd rather hop in the car and drive a little ways to get to a bigger trail system.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    One of the flowier, nicer in-town singletrack trails. It's not very long, but do some laps, combine it with others, and you can get a workout in!

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  • icerc

    It's not a bad trail just short simple and easy. Floods lower part when rains (even a sprinkle)

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  • Gike

    For an ITP trail, this one is very nice. Just a few tricky hills, but otherwise this is just a small fun singletrack. Not worth the drive, but riding to it worthy. Loop it both ways and it kick your ass.

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  • GoldenGoose

    ~2 miles of intown riding in a small nature preserve. Watch out for flooding in the area, it can get bad when it rains. Trails are in good condition when they are dry. Watch out for hikers and their pets. With a little more mileage it would be a 3-4 star rating.* Review edited 2/24/2010

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  • kbrown46

    If you live more than 5 min away than it is not worth the effort. This is basically a small (couple acres) park for a neighborhood. You will be finished riding the whole place twice in 10 minutes.

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  • Jeff Barber

    They've added a new loop out here which pretty much doubles the size of the network. The new stuff is almost entirely flat but hey - it's singletrack ITP! Another new spur ends at a super steep gravel downhill, seems like this might just be a connector for neighborhood access. Fun times, wish I lived just a little closer - then I'd be here all the time...

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  • RunandBike0519

    This trail, is really the only option in the area, and it is surprisingly fun, however short, about 1/3 mile has been recently added on with the construction of some new bridges. Watch out for walkers but you can actually get some decent speed on this short trail. Give it a four considering where it is.

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