Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails At Olde Rope Mill Park

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Intermediate
14.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft

Network
1:32
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
Currently, 3 loops of varying difficulty amounting to 14 miles of riding. Loops are all beginner to intermediate in difficulty. Loops are stacked, so it's easy to shorten or lengthen your ride as needed.

Avalanche is the longest and most difficult trail with few technical features. Punchy climbs.

Explorer is more open and flowier than Avalanche, but still very XC.

The Mill trails are new-school flow trails with lots of jumps and berms. Jumps are mainly tabletops, but the few that aren't are rollable.

Trails are directional. Sun/M/W/F: CW or left; T/T/Sat: CCW or right.

Room to expand on the north side of the river will probably produce one last loop. Future plans also include connecting these trails to Blankets Creek for over 30 miles of continuous singletrack riding.

Night riding allowed, but park closes at 11pm.
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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: Which trail the beginners? -Guest

A: The explorer trail and the mill trail both have beginner loops and are well marked. Also there are maps in the parking lot.

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Gramcounter


July 7, 2019
 
Review: Parking was a little challenging (Sunday after 4th of July though)- but nice facilities, well marked, fast & flowing trails and well maintained. We will definitely be back. I will say even though parking was busy- trails were not crowded.

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Trailblazer

June 15, 2019
Slee_Stack Trailblazer  
 
Review: So bizarre that the below review complained about these trails so much. I wonder how they haven't been to a true 1 star trail system before. Try The Beach or Silver Comet side trails and get back to us on a real 1 star. Its just plain wrong to rate Rope Mill lower than a 3. I personally prefer Rope Mill to Blankets Creek across the road. Act shocked! Blankets is often a tad too busy and I'm just not in love with any single trail there. The Mill set of trails provide FASSST fun flow and berms and tables and a few techy alt lines. Frankly, it makes VM at Blankets feel meh. Turbine just rocks! The Mill alone is reason enough to visit Taylor Randahl. Avalanche loop(s) provide a workout with all its ups and downs as well as plenty of roots and technical sections. Yes, it requires effort to maintain momentum on Avalanche and there are lots of roots, rocks or turns that will sap momentum. Some people won't like that. I actually like getting a workout, at least for part of my ride and Avalanche gives me that while still providing a challenge beyond a straight climb. Explorer trails are a great, mostly moderate warm up. They are the most Vanilla at Rope Mill. All in all Rope Mill is one of my personal top 5 trail system around Atlanta.

Similar Trail: Blankets

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Bunny Hop

May 29, 2019
jdbakin1 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: It's uphill in both directions. Not sure how the trailbuilders did that. Avalanche just sucks the entire time and Explorer is still sucky, but not as much as Avalanche. Both have 3 seconds of downhill and then a 1 minute climb followed by 3 seconds of downhill and then a 1 minute climb. Occasionally you'll get a 10 second downhill followed by a 5 minute climb. Rinse and repeat. Come here to get in a workout, but not to have fun. Raceway and Powerhouse are the only two fun ones but they do not have any technical sections - just paved and flowy.

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Granny Gear

May 27, 2019
theleggett Granny Gear  
 
Review: Super fun trails! Great riding for beginners and experienced folks. Having a blast switching between the trails here and Blankets Creek.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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Gramcounter

April 30, 2019
raaiken Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trails especially to bring an occasional mountain biker to. Don't use the directions from the app took me about 20 minutes in the wrong direction and ended in a neighborhood

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Gramcounter

February 2, 2019
 
Review: Great trails!

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Gramcounter

May 21, 2018
 
Review: Just rode out here for the first time today. 2 words - awesome and FUN. I met some guys there and we rode Explorer first. This trail has combinations that exist on all the systems - short climbs followed by really fun downhills. Afterwards we did the Mill. It was hard to imagine the trail could get more fun but it did. The Mill reminds me a lot of Thompson Loop at Tsali. I didn't have time to do Avalanche but definitely going to ride out here again - soon. Excellent trail design and rides more like rollercoaster than a mt bike trail.

Similar Trail: Blanketts Creek, Tsali

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Gramcounter


April 1, 2018
BillBB Gramcounter  
 
Review: Raceway is Hors Categorie....not rateable.... It is just way too much fun to quantify... Ride On!

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Granny Gear

March 15, 2018
AUHansel Granny Gear  
 
Review: Love these trails. Ride Avalanche if you want to "work". It's not too bad, but it is the "toughest" out of the 3 areas. Explorer is pretty fun with a couple slightly technical spots, but mostly simple stuff. The Mill is super flowy with lots of bermed turns, but is really most fun on Tues/Thurs/Sat (although Turbine is a single direction trail). Parking is a bit nuts there now, as the park has become very popular for kayaking, SUP, hikers, and MTB. There is an auxiliary/overflow lot up the hill from the park that I've never seen completely full.

Similar Trail: Blankets Creek

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Gramcounter

November 5, 2017
CaribMtb Gramcounter  
 
Review: The trails are short with good flows. Nothing too hard. Worth doing if you add Blankets & Big Creek into a day's riding

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