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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +92/69 ft
Total: 33 riders

Mountain Biking Lake Herrick

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#146 of 397 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#3,704 in the world

Start out to the left, around the lake and go crazy. Lots of trails, so plenty of room for fun. Watch out for walkers!

First added by maxmark7 on Jun 17, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Take college station exit on loop 10. Turn into athens (west). At first stop light, turn left into Itramural fields. Park in lot to the left.
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  • Ettajames5

    Lot of roots and trees are down blocking some of the course

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  • kiryu

    Nice and short track. For a quiet day

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  • Eric411

    Probably the best trails close to the UGA campus. Unfortunately, a lot of the best runs are denoted only for running. Try to find the old chimney at the top of the trails, the best runs lead to and down from there.

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  • sweetswingnlefty

    Yeah, the trail is still open. Today rode about 5 miles on the IM trails. In my opinion, they are the most enjoyable trails inside the loop of Athens. Easy parking and many different routes to try. Rooty in places but can change your route and enjoy good climbs and fast downhills.

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  • BigDawgMike

    hey is this trail still open since they built the parking deck?

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  • ebm62980

    Nice and easy trail...good for biking alone when you cant get anyone to go on some of the harder trails. Good variety too...some rooty sections and smooth sections and one really curvy dowbhill section that is fun (when people are not running up it). Be ready to dodge runners and dogs on this trail.* Review edited 7/7/2009

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  • chris1911

    I enjoyed exploring this trail a lot. The climbs were not too steep for me and had plenty of down hill runs. It was my first time here and i'm not sure if i saw every trail, but there seemed to be an outer loop with crossing trails in the middle. A few were marked with no bikes signs. I agree with the others on the runners/hikers. Makes you watch your speed around the corners.* Review edited 6/7/2009

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  • wmw0122

    High runners traffic is the only drawback. I revisited this trail after having not ridden it for a year or so and was pleasantly surprised. It even looks like someone is constructing some terrain by the old chimney.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    a lot more than just one mile worth of trails here... there are actually some really sweet, well constructed pieces of interesting singletrack here. i was really surprised, i definitely wasn't expecting the trail to be that good, and that plentiful! some spots have a decent number of roots, too. surprised i haven't heard more about this place. definitely not a green circle rating.

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  • besco

    good quick and convenient trail for most eastsiders. Not the most difficult and not very long.

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