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Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +95/ -90 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking The Ridge Nature Area

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#148 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#3,747 in the world

This city park includes a 4.1 mile multi-purpose trail system sponsored and maintained by the SouthSide Cycling Club. The trails were designed following IMBA guidelines for constructing sustainable trails for Easy-beginner mountain bike riders. This is a great local trail resource to introduce new riders including youth to the sport. (southsidecycling.com)

First added by Cameron Bowen on Aug 15, 2016. 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
Turn onto Burch Rd from Highway 54 and keep heading straight. It will seem odd since you are driving through a neighborhood, but the road will end right at the trailhead.
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  • Kburke15

    Very difficult trail, had lots of roots, vines, bridges. Definitely NOT flat like others on here say. Very wet sand luckily I have good balance because this is definitely not a beginner's trail.

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  • Kburke15

    After riding this trail, I can tell you that this is no leisurely ride like the other goofballs on here would have you believe. There were a lot of roots and vines that my bike got caught in there were bridges and you really have to know how to bunny hop to get past the potholes in the ground. If you can ride this trail, you can ride any trail. Luckily, my balance is really good from being on the balance board, it could also be the bike that I am using, but either way, very narrow parts, not "easy" at all.

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  • sammrides39

    Nice trail! It's a nice flowy park! Very flat no major obstacles. You may do some climbing on parts of purple trail. Red trail is a steep downhill if you start with it. Orange trail is very flat which follows the creek and goes around for a loop.

    Blue and yellow at this time seem to be for walkers only. Orange, white purple and red are for shared bike and walkers.

    Map is really easy to follow! Great trail!

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  • kay oh

    Very smooth and flowy. This is a great place to take a beginner. If you are seeking a challenge, look elsewhere; if you are seeking a relaxing ride through forests, bright green meadows and along creek banks, this is it.

    It's very well maintained, and looks promising.

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  • Cameron Bowen

    Let me start off this review saying that this trail is definitely for beginners. There is one switchback near the beginning of Muscogee that you have to watch out for, but otherwise it is a relaxed ride. With that out the way, this trail is well built, well marked, and has pretty good flow. It features mostly singletrack that gets narrow in the grassy sections and is comprised of easy, sweeping turns. Being only 4.1 miles, it will take most people less than an hour to ride every single trail. There is a nice stream and a few meadows to look at on your way through the woods, but watch out for all the spider webs. If you live within 30 minutes of here or are a beginner I would go; otherwise it isn't worth the drive.

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