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Level: Intermediate
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,124/1 ft
Total: 113 riders
 

Mountain Biking Stonewall Falls Loop

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#61 of 401 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#1,479 in the world

The Stonewall Falls Trail now offers more challenges and greater distance than before. The trail is now considered by bikers as a true mountain bike trail and mountain bikers appreciate its challenge and the enjoyment it provides. In 2007 we completed nearly 7.5 miles of new single-track, which results in the best mountain biking has to offer in northeast Georgia. By design, it is not the easiest trail in the area, but it is considered to be what a true mountain bike trail should be. This trail is challenging, has a worthwhile distance with optional exits, somewhat technical, and scenic.

The trail is best traveled in a counter-clockwise direction. The trail begins at the parking lot and goes past the gate on the power line access road. From the parking lot, go 200 yards and turn left onto the single-track trail. At mileage 3.4 miles there is an optional exit to allow bikers to exit and return to the parking lot via the power line access road, rather than continue on the trail. There are optional routes along the trail with different difficulty levels. There is a good possibility of seeing wildlife in this area. Wildlife ranges from squirrels, grouse, deer, bobcats, and even wild bear.

First added by alvin.santoy on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 11, 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 Clayton travel South on Hwy 441/23/15 and turn right onto the Tiger Connector. Continue for one mile and turn left at the 4-way stop. Go 2-1/2 miles and turn right onto USFS Road #20. The parking lot is 1.25 miles on this road.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Clayton, Georgia

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Intermediate | 3.2 mi

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Q: Has anyone ridden this recently? I'm heading up next weekend but I'm guessing it's going to be pretty overgrown.
A: Did you go ride this trail? I'd like to go try it out but want to make sure its rideable before a long drive.

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  • Allen Tucker   ✓ supporter
    *****

    Stonewall Falls is fun ride and a great workout with its long sustained climbs and ear popping descents. Usually a few downed trees on the trail, an abundance of spider webs and tics but that goes with the territory. This trail has some great flow with some large rocks and roots in places but nothing too technical. There are several spring crossings and 4 creek crossings which are usually rideable but deep enough to soak your bottom bracket. Stonewall Falls is truly the gem of NE GA!

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  • auntshawn
    *****

    Awesome trail with a waterfall I rode right up to (in the water) with Kathy

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  • Mototrippin
    ****

    I rode this trail on Monday 8/3/18. It isn't terribly easy to find, the road to the trail is very rough and the trailhead sign is off in the woods a bit. I'm pretty sure there were one or two other people out riding that day, but I never saw them on the trail. I was solo for the whole ride. Just got to say, I had a great time on this trail! It's an adventure for sure. I did about 14 miles according to Strava, starting from the trail head. You m sure there are more miles to do because I decided to take a short cut to the gravel road due towards the end of the trail to time constraints. The trail was very raw, several downed trees, ridiculous amounts of spider webs, but all said a very good trail. One climb in particular was about 2k feet, it's all doable stuff it you have the legs for it. Not that much tech, but remote and fun. I clocked a top speed of 32 on one of DH and I'm sure better riders could do way way faster than that.

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  • Taratheappraiser
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    The trails were mostly clear with 2 downed trees. The climbing was a good workout. Don't go too fast down the hills because you have to stop to cross the creek about 6 times and I did not feel like the crossings were rideable. The fall is really cool. Slow down as you hear it unless you want to ride over some rock obstacles at mach speed.

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  • PBrock
    ****

    Great ride. Not very technical but narrow in many places. Very wet from much rain made the climbs difficult due to slickness. Water flows on several crossings were to high to ride...wading across. Waterfalls were spectacular and roaring. Several uncleared obstacles but not too bad. Soft Vegetation is leaning over the trail so visibility is limited in area. Rode on a Sunday morning with my 17 year old son. Remote. Didn't see a sole. Recommend riding with a partner.

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  • Billy Burton
    *****

    Truly a beautiful trail! We went on a Tuesday and did not see anyone until we were all loaded up and on our way home. I really enjoyed the stream crossings and rhododendron. There is a great downhill to the waterfalls at the end where we saw trout in the pool and enjoyed some lunch. One of my favorite trails!

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  • troutin
    ****

    Had a blast riding this trail this weekend. It was a bit hard to find, but that's just because it was my first time riding here. The parking lot is at the end of the dirt road. Ride "up hill" and keep your eyes open for the trailhead. Once on the trail, it's narrow and quite overgrown. The local fauna tried to take me out a few times but it wasn't bad enough that would keep me from coming back. It was probably worse for me than it normally would be due to the rain the night before (I was soaked from the rain on the leaves) Lots of climbs and descents. The last couple of miles were a super fun downhill ride with 4 creek crossings. It's was a great way to end the 11 mile ride. Will definitely be back

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  • brliii
    ***

    Fun trail that does not appear to get a lot of use. Trailside vegetation hangs across the trail in many places. There are no real technical sections.

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  • Brian Cayce
    ***

    Fun trail, and the creek crossings (all four of them) are a nice blast on a hot day. Good elevation change over the course of the ride. It does get overgrown, so where glasses to protect your eyes. Also, always feels like a place I would run up on a black bear, so that might not be beyond the realm of possible. The waterfalls near the parking lot are a great way to cool off, though they are fairly heavily used by non-bikers for recreation.

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  • bikezilla
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    Over grown! Someone has tried to clean it up some but it needs a good trim.

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  • ***

    Love the trail. Been riding there on and off since 2008. Yesterday was the worst overgrown I've ever seen there. If there is a trail maintenance group, count me in. I'm going today and buying some branch clippers. Please contact me on FB, e-mail: [email protected], cell# 706-244-8023, or.here.if there is going to be any work going on. Thanks and hope to hear from someone soon.

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  • walnut
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    I really enjoyed this trail. It has a nice backcountry feeling, the climbs aren't too bad, there are a few fun technical sections, in the last downhill along the rhododendron-banked stream is really beautiful. Most of the trail is pretty smooth and flowly. We walked all of the stream crossings at the end, which slows down a bit because we took off our shoes so that we didn't have wet feet. I definitely recommend driving this channel in the counterclockwise direction.

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  • OCFry
    *****

    Wow great trail just did this for second time and it is a classic. 11 miles of great biking, the last 2 or 3 miles downhill to and along the creek is a blast. 4 creek crossings and you can try to ride them all, good luck to you...

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  • dustinmartin
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    Had a great time on the is trail the other day. Some fast down hill, with some heart pumping climbs. I would advise to go when it is warmer out because there are three creek crossings that you will get wet crossing.

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  • MTI
    ****

    Great singletrack with a little of everything. Lots of ups and downs but no long sustained climbs which are my favorites. Some rocky techincal areas. I actually walked one particularly steep rocky section due to a severe bout of vertigo today but normally i would ride it. Overgrown bad in some areas where there is not more than 4 inches of trail and my handlebars kept getting tangled up on the vines. Tight and twisty in some areas. The last few miles of the singletrack is the best going thru rhododendron tunnels and stream crossings which reminded me a bit of Dupont. Definately worth the ride I can't believe I never drove the 45 minutes down there before. I could have added the White Twister Trail for an additional 4 miles but I was was having a problem with my shoes one of my cleats was loose and I forgot my multitool so I'll just go back.

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  • KleinGuy
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    I enjoyed this trail even though the climbing took a toll on me. But I'm not in great shape, so that's my fault, haha. Has some good technical areas, some stream crossings and some downhill. It was a little grown over in spots but not bad. I agree with the previous poster about this being out there. I felt like I was WAY out, which is good, but I'm glad I told some people where I was going. I'll definitely be back.

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  • HiFi1981
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    Lots of downed trees and overgrown areas. A few creek crossings that were just too deep to ride. This trail is pretty remote so tell a friend where you went. The climbs were steady and the trail itself is not packed really hard. Soft trail grips well in the descents but is extra work on the climbs. Lots of fresh air!

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  • suppo165
    ****

    Great fun! It was a little grown-over in places on my last ride, but still a blast. Not too many technical challenges- just a couple of small rock gardens and a couple of sweet creek crossings. Fast, flawy single track and long, slow climbs. The first 1/2 seems to be mostly uphill, but there is a pay-off

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  • OCFry
    ****

    Very nice 10.8 miles of single track, ranks high on my list. Well marked, nice water crossings, a little bit of technicality, and a lot of up and down.

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