Q: We rode here today, and found the trail thick with leaves and no sign it had been ridden in a while. Is Ridgeway closed, or has it fallen into disuse because of the development of other trails in the area? -mrsunshades
A: Ridgeway is closed for the majority of 2016 due to the construction of overhead power lines that will serve the Ellijay area. Portions of the trail will be re-designed after the power lines are completed. I'm not sure of the exact time frames, but expect it to re-open in 2017.
A: Apparently The downhill trail is the only one maintained. "The easiest place I know of to access them is from the gated forest road to the right just before the road forks to go to the boat ramp."