Selma Erwin Nature Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.33 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
270
elevation (ft)

Lariat
1:27
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is a blast!!! It's fairly technical, and i promise you won't leave unsatisfied. There are abundant climbs and decents. Get you a good set of grippy tires, the trail tends to get muddy after rain, and has parts that are covered with roots. There are a few spots where you ride the side of a small ravine, and a few stream crossings. Plenty of hard turns and technical spots. Two or three big decents (fast as s#@!) It's a great time. Be careful, and be sure to stop by and see the guys at Oconee Outfiters. They're super helpful, and will be glad to make sure you get to the trail.
UPDATE: A new trail head has been built at the intersection of Vinson Hwy and Laying Farm Road. It has a kiosk (with map, history and flora information) and a 2 stall changing room. The new 0.75 out and back connector trail gets you to the original trail which has now grown to just over 5 miles. With the connector trail, you will be riding about 7.5 miles to finish a lap at Selma and will be experiencing almost 1,000' of climb. It is still a BLAST!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (13)
 

Granny Gear

October 2, 2018
Stayert Granny Gear  
 
Review: I parked in the lot with changing stalls in between Vinson road and George Lake.

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Granny Gear

October 2, 2018
 
Review: Thanks. Also, how bad is signage..? I wanted to ride both Selma & Bertram w/out getting lost.

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Granny Gear

September 23, 2018
Stayert Granny Gear  
 
Review: Early day break ride. Trail was in okay shape with numerous small trees laying across with lots random limbs. Very thankful to the trail's caretaker for clearing the larger downed trees. Most straits and downhills are full of roots and loose rocks robbing you of any big speed fun. I didn't see any markings so i must have cut a section out somewhere as my loop was only 5.1 including the parking lot connector. Roots make Selma a technical focus workout. Not so good on flow...

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Granny Gear

October 2, 2018
 
Review: Where did you park?

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Gramcounter

December 20, 2017
scgpro Gramcounter  
 
Review: I took the day off and drove from Augusta to Milledgeville today. I was really hoping this was going to be a hidden gem. The trail was covered in slip and slide leaves. I thought it was tedious and aggravating. There are several prisons that surround the area. I was not comfortable leaving my jeep unattended for very little long. Next day off I'm going to FATS.

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Gramcounter

January 5, 2018
tegang300 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Sorry to hear that you had such a bad time sgcpro. The trails were all blown clean just over a week after you came over. You should definitely come back and give it another try. While you are at it, ride south across the field to Batram Forest and enjoy 8 more miles of single track with some technical sections and lots of fast and flowing sections that will give you a needed break from Selma's roots and rocks. With both trails you can get in close to 20 miles if you take the Red loop at Batram that includes some of the double track.

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Granny Gear

September 27, 2017
jparke Granny Gear  
 
Review: Selma is now back open after Hurricane Irma. Trails have been blown of all leaves and debris. All down trees have been removed. Selma is currently up to roughly 7 miles of trail with the new trailhead connector. Selma provides some of the most technical trail in the Central Georgia area. Most intermediate riders can finish a lap from the new trailhead in under an hour and a half.

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Granny Gear

May 21, 2017
GrantB Granny Gear  
 
Review: Still the most technically rewarding trail in this part of Georgia. Makes your heart 'splode. Some of the old straight up climbs have been re-routed into more sustainable switchbacks to the larger benefit of the trail. Still a favorite.

Similar Trail: Oconee Heritage

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Bunny Hop

February 12, 2015
GeorgiaBoy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I would rate this trail as a Difficult Intermediate owing to the challenge of balancing on the abundance of roots and rocks on it. Challenging climbs, lots of turns, fun downhills, and a good workout await you at Selma Erwin. I usually ride the trail counter-clockwise first, then turn around...a real workout! Have only seen a couple of other bikers there, mostly hikers.

Similar Trail: Conyers Horse Park advanced side

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Granny Gear

October 10, 2012
l4bulldog Granny Gear  
 
Review: Party on! The trail is awesome and a perfect mix of technical riding!

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Granny Gear

March 14, 2011
 
Review: Used to ride this trail in college. Last time I rode was in 2005 but I still remember how awesome this place was. Would highly recommend this track to anyone daring to make their heart explode. Very tough work out there!

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December 3, 2010
Guest   
 
Review: i ride a hardtail and i dont recal my back tire ever touching the ground. will beet the crap out of you. cant wait to come back. also stop by oconee outfiters while your up there.

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Granny Gear

November 15, 2010
bigjules74 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Very technical trail. All other reviews are spot on. This is a pretty tough trail but I enjoyed all of it. Bartram Forest is down the road, so be sure to ride that to. And if you can't find the trail go to Oconee Outfitters! Thanks Adam.

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Selma Erwin Nature Trail MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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