Pine Mountain Recreation Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.19 out of 5
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Intermediate
4.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
898
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is open daily for hiking. Mountain biking usages is allowed only on Wednesday and Saturday. Bikers must follow color-blazed directional signs for those days, no exceptions. The trail is maintained by the City of Cartersville Parks & Recreation Department. Relatively new trail, very clean ans well maintained. Wednesday is counter clockwise (for bikes) and Saturday is clockwise. I Recommend Saturday because that route will put all the tight--get off your bike-switchbacks on the up-hill and leave the--red hot disc brake rotor rollercoaster-for the down hill. All in all, this is a good lungbusting, challenging climb and a rewarding down hill. It\'s short enough to do if you live close by and you only have 30 or 45 minutes to ride (unless you\'re just a bad ass climber) and challenging enough if you want to lap it a few times to get a good burn.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: how long does it take to get to the summit -Guest

A: 15 mins

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Reviews (16)
 

Gnarly

September 30, 2016
 
Review: Good times to be had...if your like me and don't mind climbing for an awesome decent. Climbs are straight up and to technical, there are some tuff switch backs. There's a great view at from the top you can see Atl and the mountains in ala. The ride back down is super sweet! It's a short loop, but there's plenty of other trails out there to put together a great ride.

Similar Trail: Mountain Town

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Gnarly

November 7, 2015
spc7669 Gnarly  
 
Review: Being the first to admit I'm a new guy and not very good, and I ride this trail when it was very wet and slick, I did not like it at all. I pushed more than I rode. The climb was miserable and the switchbacks were so tight I couldn't make them. The downhill wasn't much fun. Trail has very little flow. Won't be back.

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Gramcounter

December 7, 2014
acwtim Gramcounter  
 
Review: *UPDATE ON THIS TRAIL* There is now an east and a west loop. Bikes are only allowed on the east loop on Saturday and Wednesday, which is only 2.5 miles and the only access is off of Hwy 20.

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Gramcounter


January 12, 2013
greyhound Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode on Saturday and the climb was a killer!!! The downhill was fun, but could've been much more fun if all the switchbacks weren't 180 degrees! If you're in the area ride ride it. I wouldn't go out of my way to ride there.

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Granny Gear

November 15, 2012
Billy7871 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm new to mountain biking so keep that in mind. I went clockwise and the uphill was pretty bad. I had to do a lot of pushing. The down hill was fun but has to get of on some of the switch backs. Then I went up again clockwise and back down the same way. It was fast and fun. Did not go to the overlook because it said no bike on the train.

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Trailblazer

February 10, 2012
inbody06 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Brutal up hill climb but worth the view from the top , not a bad downhill but not epic either. lots of rocks lining the trail waiting to grab a tire and make a meal out of you if you wipeout . lots of very sharp switchbacks hard to matain flow . but worth the view

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Granny Gear

June 18, 2011
cliffc Granny Gear  
 
Review: Best trail within 10 minutes of cartersville. If you are at a low fitness level be prepared to take a few breaks, the uphill is brutal. I personally like wednesdays which is counter clock wise. The uphill may require getting off your bike a couple times at the switch backs but the down hill is FAST, really FAST!!! I try to ride this every wednesday and saturday since it is within 5 minutes of my home. Worth the ride

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Gnarly


February 16, 2011
topjimmy Gnarly  
 
Review: When I first rode this trail a few years back I hated it. I rode it again today and loved it. Maybe the difference between a hardtail and riding it on a full suspension. Good, hard climb to the top. Take the short ride to the top to take in the view for a few minutes. Then bomb downhill for 10 - 15 minutes. Super fast downhill. Lots of switchbacks on the way up with rocks that are impossible to ride over. But the view and the downhill make the trip up worth it.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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Singletrack


February 10, 2011
 
Review: I was really impressed with this short trail. It had great singletrack, nice views, technical challenges, hard climbs, rewarding downhills, and flow. Easily one of the most fun short trails I have ever ridden. No, the switchbacks weren't easy, but I think every one of them IS doable with the right speed and right line. I feel like this is one of those trails that you can grow with. As you get better, obstacles become passable and your speed up and down the mountain increases. Oh yeah, the overlook is pretty killer too!

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Granny Gear

August 5, 2010
mcornelia Granny Gear  
 
Review: I agree with Loonytik on his review - it's almost impossible to ride up counter-clockwise due to 270 degree switchbacks with steps. Really not made for bikes at all. And yes - this side of the trail (East) is empty during the week. You would be pretty safe to ride up clockwise and then back down the same way. Visibility is really good too - no real blind turns. The only disappointing part is you can spend 20+ minutes climbing up and then rocket down in 5. So if you want a climbing challenge and a FAST downhill after work this may be just the thing for you.

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Pine Mountain Recreation Area MTB Trail 3.19 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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