Length: 19 mi (30.6 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Elevation: +880/837 ft
Total: 48 riders
Mountain Biking Winding Stairs Loop
#209 of 395 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#9790 in the world
A forest road loop with gnarly climbs and incredible views. Head up on FS 28 past the 4H camp and the US Army Ranger training camp. Continue up Cooper Gap Rd / FS 80 to the top of Cooper Gap and the Canada Creek loop parking area (the Appalachian trail also crosses here). Make a left on FS 42 and ride on the ridge above 3,000 feet with great views on either side. Continue on FS 42 to Winding Stair Gap and go left on FS 77 and enjoy the 4 mile (steep) downhill back to your car. Not much traffic and great views.
First added by Jeff Barber on May 6, 2020. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
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From Dahlonega, follow GA 52 north/west several miles to Nimblewill Church Rd. on the right. Go approx. 2-3 miles on Nimblewill Church Rd. and look for FS Road 28 on the right (just past the Jake Mountain trailhead parking area). Follow FS 28 about 1-2 miles to intersection with Winding Stairs Rd / FS 77. Park on the side of the road or at the game check station just up FS 77.
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