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Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +568/ -531 ft
Total: 56 riders

Mountain Biking Ridgeway Loop

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#105 of 404 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#2,683 in the world

This loop is a singltrack dream/nightmare! It's full of steep fast downhills and wicked vertical wall climbs. None of the climbs are very long but they're sheer and technical so you might find yourself walking a bit untill you get the timing and technique down. There's even a free-ride area in the park so bring your body armour.
The trail starts off sedate enough by traveling through some tall grass fields that can cause you some directional confusion but just carry on and the singletrack will start fast and furious.

First added by steeldtailer on May 14, 2007. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the intersection of GA SR-5/SR515 and US-76 in Elijay go west on US-76. Follow US-76 west for about 8.5 miles then turn left on Ridgeway Circle. You should see a sign for "Ridgeway Park at Carters Lake". Follow Ridgeway Circle about 2.5 miles (road will change from paved to gravel through private property and then back to paved again). Upon entering park you will start to see roadside carparks, follow sign to "BOAT RAMP" (right turn). Shortly afterwards you will see a carpark on your left for Mountain Bike Parkling. The trailhead is at the eastern end of this small car park.

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Rider questions

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?