Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations East of the Rockies

Ellijay, Georgia

Photo: Timothy James Photo
Photo: Timothy James Photo

Gilmer county, where Ellijay is located, is the self-proclaimed mountain biking capital of Georgia. And once you go there and experience the superb singletrack winding through the rugged Appalachian Mountains, you won’t argue with their claim!

Most of the best riding is found on or near the Pinhoti Trail, which begins just north of Ellijay and runs west and south into Alabama. Within Georgia the whole trail is bike legal, and is home to some smooth, flowy one-track, and plenty of burly rock gardens! Also be sure to add in the iconic Bear Creek Trail for some epic ride combinations.

Looking for a place to stay? Look no further than Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway! Choose from a cabin or camping, and an optional meal plan. If you want to save the legs, grab a shuttle to the top, and finish the day with some skills practice using the on-property trails.

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