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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +132/138 ft
Total: 145 riders

Mountain Biking Mt Tabor Park

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#235 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#10,483 in the world

Currently, there are three loops at Mt Tabor Park totaling about 8-10 miles. The the loops are stacked in a "snowman" formation and make them progressively harder. The trails are directional depending on the day of the week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday are clockwise. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are counter clockwise. Almost all of the initial two trails are singletrack and there seems to be a large amount of unused woods back there just begging for new trails. These are NICE tight, twisty, technical, rocky, singletrack that makes you pay for your gains but they won't totally sap your flow and keep you at a snails pace either. Many parts of these trails reminded me a lot of Blankets Creek just up the road in Cherokee county and in my book that's a HUGE compliment. Keep your eyes open for dogs and hikers but they are few and far between.

Night riding allowed, but the park closes at 11pm.

First added by GoldenGoose on Feb 25, 2010. 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
Starting from I-75 Take exit 265 (North Marietta Parkway) and head west. Go 2.4 miles into the city of Marietta and turn right onto Whitlock Ave. Go 10.3 miles and turn right onto East Paulding Drive. The park will be 3.1miles ahead on your left. 1550 East Paulding Drive, Dallas, GA 30157.
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  • Louis Harris

    Just rode Mt Tabor. I wasn't expecting much; I figured it would be similar to Lost Mt park. Counter-clockwise it starts off with a twisty decent on pine pong. Make note the blue blazes are pine pong. I connected with Rocks of Doom which had some technical sections. There is a lot of sandy/gravel on the trail which makes it good for when it's wet. ROD is green blazes so that can keep your on course. The last half of ROD and Pine pong was really fun going CCW. Overall the trail was really fun. Really nice wooded area with some creek crossings. Definitely going to ride this trail again. UPDATE: Went back again today and rode Booger. I had read this was the toughest trail but I found this to be the most fun. It does start with a bit of climbing but it has some nice downhill and some flow. The map says that Booger is 4 miles but I think calculated maybe 3. Overall doing the first part of Pine Pong, ROD, and Booger I logged 5.02 miles.

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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter

    This is a fun trail. Very rooty but will do if some of the other larger trails in the nearby area are closed. Nothing requiring a large amount of skill, just a fun time stretching the legs

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  • jtirwin27

    Very tight and very rocky. Hard to maintain flow. I ate it pretty hard on a blind 180 downhill turn on top of a rock group. Good for practicing low speed cornering and technical stuff though. Not many long descents but I did enjoy the challenge of the technical style climbs

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  • hmsolomon

    Not much flow. Good for practicing tight turns on hills and handling rock gardens. No big climbs or decents.

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  • Dvillwoc

    Just finished this ride and overall I'd say I have mixed feelings about this trail system. I rode all 3 loops clockwise, completing the course in just under an hour as a pretty average rider. Most of the elevation change is at a pretty low gradient, so combined with the switchbacks it's more-so a test of patience and endurance.

    The first half of the trail, clockwise, was pretty easy with little worth mentioning; relatively smooth and consistent, though the slippery pine straw and frequent switchbacks prevented any real speed. I found myself at the 3rd trail surprisingly quick. Still little to mention until arriving back around to the 2nd half of the middle trail. Lots of roots and little rocks cover a majority of the trail here, so be prepared for a slow, bumpy ride at some point. 2nd half (again while going clockwise) of the most interior loop was probably the most entertaining with some larger, technical features, more frequent change in elevation, and several bridges crossing back and forth over small streams.

    It was a pretty easy, enjoyable ride; it kept my heart rate up, but rarely spiked it. I'll probably ride it a second time before heading home, but doubt I'll be back any time soon due to living closer to Blankets Creek. Still it's a good ride if you live nearby.

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  • katcher42

    Not too far from ATL. Fun trail that flows well and nice rock garden.

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  • bboehman

    Rode this trail while visiting my brother and they only had two loops at that point. I thought it was a fun little trail overall. As others have said it isn't demanding but for a quick trip it is a nice little trail to get out in the woods! The trailbuilders have done a great job with what they had!!

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  • greyhound

    Ride the trail cw and in my opinion this direction is the most fun. Having said that, this trail isn't much fun! If you're into roots and rocks and no flow you'll enjoy this trail. It's one of the few options to get in a ride when Allatoona is closed. I've ridden here several times and every time I ask myself....why?

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  • endobiker

    3 chained loops with technical terrain of roots, loose rocks and sand. Relatively small hills but a good endurance trail for cross country. Only natural obstacles. Surprising number of hikers.

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  • TheFuzz1290

    I really enjoy Mt. Tabor. None of the trails are really challenging, technically, but its a fun ride either way. Booger is the most technical, probably, and Rocks of Doom isn't too bad, and Pine Pong has some quick switch backs that aren't too bad as long as you're not dodging hikers. The hikers don't tend to head down to toward Rocks of Doom or Booger, so you're pretty much alone there. The only thing that I have a gripe with is the fact that the signs for the clockwise entrance isn't easy to find for first timers. I actually went the wrong way the first time I went out there and that could've been problematic if it were on a busy weekend.

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  • wizum

    Rode this for the first time today, mainly because Allatoona Creek was not open. It was a decent change. If I could rate it in increments I would give it a 3.5 overall. I rode it CW (Saturday) and did all three loops. Ended up hooking up with other riders along the way and rode with them, which made the ride more enjoyable. The first mile or so to me has the best flow for a little speed. The Booger trail winds a lot through the pines. Some cool sections in this but also some technical riding too with rocks and roots with a lot of winding. The Rocks of Doom was pretty fun and had some technical sections as well. This also had the toughest climb, though not too tough. I'd come back here again, but if I had my choice I wish there was a few more sections that had a little more flow. But then, for that, I could just head over the Allatoona Creek (which might be why this one is more windy and technical to mix it up?)

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  • kslsmorgan

    Correction to the trail direction info - sign at the main trailhead in the parking lot says that the trails are now ridden opposite of most, CW on Tue Thur Sat, and CCW on Mon Wed Fri Sun. Not sure why but that's what the sign instructs you to do.

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  • acwtim

    The trail system consists of 3 stacked loops(Pine pong,Rocks of doom,and Booger) Pine pong has many tight turns through roots and rock. Rocks of doom has more roots and rock than most trails, although not particularly technical. Booger is the most fast flowing of the 3, but also has more climbing. Nothing overly difficult about these trails, but the solitude makes for a nice ride.

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  • rtouhy

    Nice trail system, not to difficult just a good ride.

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  • Stephen Ma

    First ever mountain bike trail I've ever ridden on. Was a lot of fun, not too hard for me, I'm active but not in the best shape. Will definitely be back to do the other trails.

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  • LStadelmeier   ✓ supporter

    I am fortunate to ride a lot of different trails from TN to LA....I must say that this trail was a bit of a disappointment to me. Alot of loose rock, sand and roots reminded me of a coastal trail with minimal elevevation change. As far as trail marking goes, I think a trail map needs to be posted at the trail head so that unfamiliar riders can figure it out, I had ro try it a few times to get all trails covered.

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  • mspecialized

    I did all 3 trails in one big loop and measured the distance at 6.5 miles with a GPS. I also measured 415 feet of change in elevation. I did the distance in 49 minutes even - parking lot to parking lot. Although this may be considered an intermediate trail by some - it is more challenging than other int. trails that I have ridden. Lots of big roots and rocks. Keep your speed up, you'll need some momentum to get over the big ones.

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