Pinhoti Trail: Mountaintown Creek Segment

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5.0
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Singletrack
↑ 5,900 ft
↓ 6,200 ft
3,529
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Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a singletrack downhill on an old logging roadbed, with numerous technical creek crossings. You will get wet. The train follws Mountaintown creek down the mountain. The trail is easy to follow and ends with a two mile gravel forest road ending at a paved road. You can then bactrack up the mountain or turn right on the paved road; the Bear Creek Trail entrance is just across the bridge to the right. Follow the Bear Creek trail back to FS 68 and follow the driving directions back to the trailhead. This loop is 22.8 hard miles.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Doubletrack


July 27, 2018
 
Review: This trail is Appalachian backcountry singletrack at its finest. Plummeting down from the top of the ridge, steep, rooty trail starts of the ride right by working out those arms, legs, and brake pads. If you're truly flying down this section, it might beat you up a little, as some pretty big repeated hits are fairly regular. The second phase of the trail is winding, technical singletrack that crosses Mountaintown Creek quite a few times. Although you can try to ride them all, chances are you'll at least put a foot down at some point, so make sure to bring an extra pair of socks.

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Gramcounter

April 3, 2018
CaribMtb Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode Mountiantown trail on 3/31/18 as part of Mulberry Gap/Singletracks 32mile brutal loop, which Started with 13 mile gravel road up hill climb to the trailhead (which is also driveable). 13 miles up was rewarded by a great XC downhill trail, including several short creek crossings.

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Gramcounter

July 5, 2016
ktx Gramcounter  
 
Review: just noting that FS 64 is closed 4 miles past Potato Patch, going towards Betty Gap. This means you can NOT drive all the way to Buddy Cove Gap parking lot/Mountaintown Trailhead. But you can drive to the Three Forks lot; there's a new gate immediately after that because a section of road collapsed/closed to vehicles. Might be good to have a bear bell on this ride ... a little beyond where the road collapsed, we inadvertently treed a couple tiny baby bears. We only caught a glimpse of Mama Bear before hightailing it back the way we came.

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Trailblazer

May 23, 2016
bboehman Trailblazer  
 
Review: Loved this trail!!! The downhill was an absolute blast! Of course not knowing the area we parked at the top and did it as an out and back, the back was not so fun!! Great trail!

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World Champ


May 3, 2016
 
Review: My new favorite trail in Georgia! It's a long slog to get to the top but the long descent is worth it. The top starts off swoopy and smooth, then transitions into steep and rocky with plenty of stream crossings. Hard to find another descent this long in Georgia. Spring scenery is excellent.

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Granny Gear

February 28, 2016
inkling Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rating this a four for some cool scenery. The trail is a total disaster. I rode from top down after the long climb up the fire roads. There a TONS of down trees, limbs and over growth. The trail is even hard to see in some areas. This trail is no joke, there are plenty of areas to get hurt, so be careful. Maybe trail stewards will fix it up but again it's not even close to riding shape like Bear Creek, P1, P2 or P3. The stream crossing were deep in areas due to recent rain. If you're up for an adventure, you'll find it here

Similar Trail: Nothing I've been

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Singletrack


May 6, 2015
 
Review: Mountaintown Creek is one of the best descents in North Georgia. The top of the descent has plenty of water bars to launch off of, then it gets steeper and more technical. Lots of rock in places. Eventually the trail mellows way out and you'll cross Mountaintown Creek numerous times. Be ready to get wet. Some crossings are rideable, others are too deep.

It is tough to get to though. You can either ride it as an out and back, a shuttle, or a loop that requires a bunch of fire road climbing.

Mountaintown was in the Singletracks BrutalLoop ride which also hit up Pinhoti 1 and Pinhoti 2. If you add those trails in, the time on the gravel is worth it.

Mountaintown is remote and there are some chunky steep sections at the top. Ride smart.

Similar Trail: Pinhoti 3

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Gramcounter


May 31, 2012
wbernest Gramcounter  
 
Review: Did this trail up and down. Up was pretty difficult but down was a lot of fun. It looks like someone has recently went through and cleared the trees and stuff that had fallen.

Similar Trail: Chillhowee

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Trailblazer

November 27, 2011
inbody06 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Fantastic view of the river , fast fun down hill on the way in . just be ready to hike a bike out . there was lots of trees across trail so trail clean up in needed. condition of trail affects the fun factor

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World Champ


July 18, 2011
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: This is definitely a challenging ride both ways! Much of the uphill is steep and rocky and is hike-a-bike when climbing. The ride back down is super fun though, and the views of the waterfalls and creek are awesome! It's a challenging ride, but I definitely recommend it!

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Pinhoti Trail: Mountaintown Creek Segment MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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