Mountain Biking Trails in the Southeast
MTB Project is the place to find info about our trails
Also, download the MTB Project app on your iPhone or Android device. Use the app to:
- View complete maps, vertical profiles, descriptions, and photos for every Ride and Trail
- Send a Ride or Trail to the phone, and it will be there next time you open the app
- Sync your To-Do list & Check-Ins
- Out on your ride, your location appears right on the trail – you will never get lost!
- Works with no cell signal, including all mapping and geolocating features
Interactive Trail Map
Trail Closure Status & Updates
Trails are closed when it is raining and the following day after heavy rain – thanks for your cooperation.
For example Blankets Creek, Chicopee Woods and Gainesville College trails will be closed when it is raining and the following day after heavy rain.
Only You Can Prevent Erosion!
Mountain bike trails are fragile things. Too many trails are needlessly being trashed from erosion. You can do something about it, starting with yourself. Riding in the rain–don`t do it! Whether it is raining or just rained, don`t ride the trail. I`m guilty of breaking this rule myself, but not anymore.
After driving an hour and a half to Bull Mountain just to find that the trail is soaked, it`s difficult to turnaround and go home. Check the weather before you make that drive. And, if you did make a long drive to a closed, wet trail, realize that the trail is very fragile after a rain. Riding the trail, and especially skidding, spinning, or sliding on the trail, greatly accelerates erosion. When you do this you`re not only killing the trail, but you’re also reinforcing a bad image of mountain bikers.
There are plenty of great wet-day rides that won’t damage the trail, mainly because they are not singletrack–they are fire roads, jeep roads, forest service roads, call them what you like. We have some really great ones with fast down hills and great views that you could not possibly impact by riding in the rain. Right now you`re probably thinking “Jeep roads! No way dude!” Some of these rides are really good, try them and you will see. So next time you have a rainy weekend day and don`t have the ambition to watch football and drink beer, like me… Ride some Jeep roads, they`re fun!
(An excerpt form the January 1997 Fat Tire Times article, Only You Can Prevent Erosion! by Marvin Masson)
Support Mountain Biking
Join or donate to SORBA and support mountain biking in the Southeast. Our members are more than just people who ride mountain bikes. We're passionate, concerned individuals who love the peace, beauty, ruggedness, and challenge of the trail. We are making the world better place for mountain biking.
Through our partnership with the IMBA Local program, joining SORBA is a very easy process. Just select your local chapter on the signup form, and you'll become a member of SORBA through your local chapter.
Your donations to SORBA help us carry out our mission of making great places to ride your mountain bike. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to SORBA are tax deductible.
Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, 691 Pisgah Rd, Ellijay, GA 30536