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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +188/ -201 ft
Total: 110 riders

Mountain Biking Peavine Creek

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#116 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#2,832 in the world

Once on the trail take first left onto a mile long flat single track that follows Peavine Creek (recently widened by city sewer planners). There are three possible lefts to take but for the longest most enjoyable ride go to the end of the trail (ends at Old Clifton Rd) turn around and go back taking your first right. This begins the true single track ride in the small mountains between Fox channel Five and Emory Campus/Peavine Creek). Go over a foot bridge up steep and take every right that seems to be going up hill. You eventually will go down into the first gully over a tough stream crossing follow the trail up a tough steep taking a left once on the creek washout and look for the trail that continues up the mountain. Next is a pretty good down hill and a very dangerous steep section with cut logs and stumps at the very end. Take a right and your back at the beginning. Now do the loop backwards taking a right up the very dangerous steep (with the cut tree stumps) for a great single track ride. This trail is seldom used by mountain bikers because it's more setup for walking. Do not try it in wet conditions because the trail is very steep in places and you'll be pushing your bike up the whole way. This is a short trail but very technical and not a beginner trail. The river crossings and up hills are technical. You'll be huffing ands puffing for sure: 1.4 mile loop several variations. If you live in the Highlands. This trail and Waterworks are your best options for in town riding.

First added by searsandrewj on Oct 9, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 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 Briarcliff Road/North Decatur Rd go north and take right on N. Emory Rd go about miles or till house numbers 1440 Emory Rd. NE and look for trail on left.

From Briar Cliff Road and North Druid Hills go south 2 miles past Kroger shopping plaza on left and past Fox Channel five take left on N. Emory Rd go about miles or till house numbers 1440 N. Emory Rd and look for trail on left.

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  • Aaron Chamberlain   ✓ supporter

    Fun little intown trail. Not worth traveling great distances to get to, but good for putting around town.

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  • C-Lo

    Short trail next to the Emory campus. Nothing extravagant but will satisfy a need to get your tires dirty without leaving the city. Trail looks like no one maintains it regularly (overgrown in a few areas.)

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  • jpedrazzi

    Fun single track, not a ton to ride. Wasn't as steep as people make it out to be.

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  • ***

    First ride in town. A bit wet and overgrown in areas but not bad. Recommend taking the first left up the hill and following it back down (clockwise loop) but should do it both ways if you have time. It's a bit dark with all the foliage so go early evening at the latest.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Surprisingly steep singletrack trail in town. Easy to combine with others.

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  • Gike

    All trails lead up when you start on a creek. PV has some "on your toes" trails. There is quite a maze of options from road to road, so just get in there and mix it up. Some of hills are a bit tough to get up, but the descent will be better.

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  • Jeff Barber

    Not a bad little trail for in-town riding. Sustained climbs, twisty singletrack, and "skinny" bridges make this a decent ride. Definitely wish it was longer...

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  • GoldenGoose

    These trails are a bit hard to find. You can access them off of Emory Rd as mentioned or just go down Old Briarcliffe and look next to the bridge over the creek for an easier access point. 1.5-2 miles of single and double track tucked in behind Emory's campus and Fox 5 television station. As mentioned, designed for hikers and their dogs but the tell tale signs of bike tire tracks and front cogset sc***es on downed logs are all there to prove that bikes have also moved in on the territory. Link it up with the Emory Recycling Center trails on the other side of the creek for about another mile of riding.

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  • RunandBike0519

    Peavine Creek is a nice little trail tucked away in a neighborhood with no advertisements, all the trails are located on the same hill which slopes towards Peavine creek, It's not bad for in-town riding just not a lot there, to make the best out of it go up and down the hill taking slightly different routes each time, to access the trails enter trail and take a left at the creek, and they will be on your left continuing on in front of you up the hill.

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  • rmurph4

    Tight twisty trail tucked away in the Emory area. VERY STEEP in some places. Takes about a 1/2 hour to ride the whole trail network, but loop, swoop and backtrack for a great ride. Just wish there were a couple of longer stretches to get some speed...

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  • smennor0310

    This trail doesn't seem to have been ridden in quite some time. There are some trees down over the trail...this could be a VERY good place to ride, it just needs some work.

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