Waterworks / Mason Mill

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Intermediate
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 800 ft
923
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
The trails here are some of the best, truely intown riding, that Atlanta has to offer. Be prepared to get muddy though; almost all the times that i have been here i have ended up extremely muddy. There is great single track for all levals of riding, including some pretty hairy down hills and a section of great whoop-to-dos. If u r the rider who loves the technical side of mountain biking and the great single track, then the waterworks is for u.
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Granny Gear

September 17, 2016
Bryanttiff Granny Gear  
 
Review: Beat the traffic. Park at Mason Mill Park 1340 McConnell Drive Decatur 30033. Drive past tennis courts on your left, paved trail to the right. After long wooden board walk unmarked dirt trails skirt off to the left and right past the bridge. Similar to Yellow River, just go explore, it's fun. I did about 5 miles but there are so many options you'll just have to try it all out. I walked my bike, carried my bike over creeks....but it was really cool!

Similar Trail: Yellow River

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Doubletrack


August 16, 2016
C-Lo Doubletrack  
 
Review: If you can't go anywhere else this is the place. Not marked at all.

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Granny Gear

August 2, 2016
Strelok Granny Gear  
 
Review: Definitely the best intown riding, especially when combined with Ira B. Melton. Nice combination of technical climbs and descents, and you can easily do 7-8 miles if you know the trails well. My personal favorite is the rooty descent next to the train tracks. If you fly down this while the train is going by, you feel like you're in an action movie! Some trails here have gotten very overgrown lately though.

Similar Trail: Ira B. Melton

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Bunny Hop

February 29, 2016
 
Review: I am writing this review as someone who tried to ride the trail for the first time. I was following the directions on singletracks.com to find the trailhead. The directions guide you close to a parkinglot at some tennis courts. From there you have to figure out things on your own. Nothing is marked, no trailmaps or anything. This track is good for locals who have time and patience to explore. If you are looking for a quick and easy accessible track, try somewhere else.

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Granny Gear

December 14, 2015
gbasto Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trail, hella close to intown :)

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Gramcounter

October 13, 2015
The Goat Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice place to wonder around. Best place to ride itp. If you live in Atlanta. And want to due a quick ride with out having to sit in, traffic this is your place. One can put together a quick 4-5 mile loop. With one riding the sane trial twice

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Trailblazer

September 7, 2015
endobiker Trailblazer  
 
Review: It's messy but you can stitch together some pretty challenging singletrack with tight switchbacks. The Ira B trails are cleaner but its basically the same trail system when you find the connections along the tracks. Some sketchy slopes and a couple foul smelling stream crossings but overall a decent inner city ride.

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World Champ


April 4, 2013
Greg Heil World Champ  
 
Review: IMO, not as good as Ira B Melton, but I'm giving this 3 stars as well. If I could go 3.5 on IBM without going 4, I would.

Waterworks/Mason Mill is very tight and twisty, with trail that doubles back on itself quite frequently. It's easy to jump onto a different trail or miss a section of trail if you don't know where you're going or not paying attention. However, there's some decent in-town singletrack riding to be had here if you know where to go!

Similar Trail: Ira B Melton

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Granny Gear

December 17, 2012
tjh2y45 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Convenience is key here. If you live inside the perimeter than this park should not be too difficult to get to. For me it is the only MTB trail I know of within 30 minutes of my house.

Don't go to these trails expecting a full trail system that flows and is well marked. This trail, to me, is about exploring and just riding whatever you choose. The part that I didn't like was that I came across about three areas that turned out to be pretty dangerous. One of them was a trail that leads to about a 2-1/2' drop. The landing area was only about 6' long and ends in another 20' drop into the creek. The trails I rode were on the mason mill side.

I highly recommend the first time you ride this trail, go slow and dismount on areas you are unsure about. The trails are covered in leaves and pine needles which makes them slick and uneasy. There are somewhat random drop off's and dangerous areas as well. It doesn't appear that this was designed as a MTB trail, however it is still a very fun trail to ride.

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Bunny Hop

August 28, 2012
iRieEYED Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Had fun here, but defiantly wouldn't seek this place out if it wasn't so close. Nothing is clearly marked...kinda felt like I was exploring on my own trying to make something out of nothing. TONS OF ROOTS here and a few gnarly drops/climbs but be prepared to get dirty as others have mentioned.

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Waterworks / Mason Mill MTB Trail 2.97 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
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