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Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +928/ -903 ft
Total: 86 riders

Mountain Biking Pinhoti Trail: Mountaintown Creek Segment

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#8 of 404 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#100 in the world

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.

First added by FeltonS1 on Jul 13, 2004. Last updated May 11, 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 Atlanta, follow Interstate 75 North to I-575 north. Stay on I-575; it will change to Georgia Highway 515. Continue on GA 515 to East Ellijay. At the traffic light next to the Hardee's, turn left and go across the bridge. At the next light turn left and drive to the square. Go across the square and turn right, following Georgia Hwy 52 west. After 5 miles, look for a sign on your right for Mt. Zion Church then turn right onto a paved road near the bottom of the hill just before the turn. There is a small brown Forest Service sign on the left. Go about 5 miles, passing the entrance to Bear Creek Trail on your right, to Holly Creek Gap Road, Forest Roan 90, which enters from the right at the end of the pavement. Turn right and travel about 1.7 miles to Potato Patch Road, FR 68. Turm right and go to the top of the mountain, about 3.3 miles, to the junction with Three Forks Road, FR 64. Turn right and follow the ridge about 7.1 miles to the trailhead on your right.
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