Yellow River

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.47 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
793
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is well maintained by Gwinett County Parks and Rec. Mountian bikers and equestrians cross paths in a few places but the trails are seperate. Please respect the privillege we all share in using this trail. The "River" loop starts with an easy winding single track then runs along the river before begining to climb. The trail gets somewhat technical at this point with several short climbs and descents before returning to the easier flat single track sections. The "Creek" loop is much more difficult and technical. You cross Juhan Rd. and begin to climb the first of two difficult, long climbs. This is rewarded by a fantastic descent with several 2'-4' drop-offs in rapid succession. You end up at the creek, follow it for a senic while before heading up again, then down a straight fast single track with three big drops the last of which you should survey before you try. A fast single track with some short climbs,descents and a couple of stream crossings leads you back to the base of the first climb or your return to the easier "river" loop, Juhan Rd or your car.

Night riding at specific times, with approved leaders only.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (123)
 

Granny Gear

November 4, 2018
jdbakin1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really fun spot. There's trails for both beginners and intermediate riders. Not well marked, but you can't get lost.

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Gramcounter

September 29, 2018
 
Review: I would probably give this 3.5 stars if possible. It's a nice wooded area. It's great to have this type of forest in a suburban area. I used to ride out all the time. They completely changed it and not for the better. It used to have a well defined loop on the riverside. There are a lot of flat sections along the river and a few climbs. There is not too many technical sections. The few technical sections have a lot of roots. This is a good place to go if you want to explore. I live on the other side of town otherwise I would ride this trail more often. I ended up riding 7 miles. I road the creekside. If you take the hiking trail it dead ends into a neighborhood. I rode out on the neighborhood road and came back on Juhan road.

Similar Trail: Cochran Mill

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Singletrack


July 14, 2018
C-Lo Singletrack  
 
Review: Nice trail system. It just needs a little more signs. If you are one that loves to explore this is the trail for you. If you need signs for every little turn or have problems with direction, you will not like this trail system. I kind of liked the different options this trail offers. I just didn't like when the mtb trail lead to a horse trail with no other options and I had to turn around. At one point I just rode on the horse trail for a few miles.

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Granny Gear

May 8, 2018
 
Review: This is about 700 acres of forest with lots of river and creek trail in rolling hills. Of course, you will get LOST but it's a suburban location so just head for the sound of Juhan Rd and you won't die. C'mon guys, half the fun is blazing new trails anyhow. Every inch is scenic and there's everything from very easy to pretty difficult trails. They say 12 miles of trails, but if you count the unofficial ones, it has to be 25 or 30 miles. As of 2018, fairly low usage.

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Granny Gear

October 13, 2017
mike1002 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Could be an amazing trail but it is very confusing and the map did not help at all. I felt like I spent more time trying to figure out where I was than riding. Go with someone who knows the trail system.

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Granny Gear

September 24, 2017
Teutac Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail, buuuuttttt you should come with the mentallity of solving a puzzel as far as markings go. Can be done by early beginers, just take it slow.

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Granny Gear

April 17, 2017
10boom4evr Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great ride for novice to intermediate. Beautiful day with limited interactions

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Gramcounter

November 8, 2016
DudeBikes Gramcounter  
 
Review: Not my kind of trail. Way too many instersections that are confusing. I spent more time trying to figure out where to go then I did riding. I actually ended up riding the paved trail back to the parking.

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Gramcounter

September 15, 2016
 
Review: This trail system isn't well marked and has bike-only, horse-only, and hiker-only trails. There is also no daily directional guide and many places that you could collide head-on with someone where there's low visibility. Not that a dailly directional guide would help in some spots, especially when you come to an intersection with 3 different options and no clue which one continues the loop you're on. There were a few short, but moderately challenging climbs and a section or two of fast, flowy trails, but for the most part it wasn't anything special. I went there at 11:00am on a week day, where it was fairly cool for the time of year, and I picked up every spiderweb (full spiderwebs in many places) on the trail, showing it's not ridden much. With better markings, I would've given this trail a rating of 4, but until then its not worth the 45 minute drive.

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Granny Gear

April 3, 2016
 
Review: Fairly contained and hard to get lost in. There is a creek side and a river side, and not sure of rules but sometimes can get into the horseback trails if the bike ones look daunting. Typically they're not.

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Yellow River MTB Trail 3.47 out of 5 based on 123 ratings. 123 user reviews.
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