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Bull Mountain
« on: September 01, 2009, 06:30:41 PM »
I am heading up to Bull Mountain in Dahlonega, GA Sept 26-28 for some Mtbing and was wondering who has been before and could recommend some good trails/ routes?  Also are the trails well marked, where to find a good map so we dont get lost.

Any other feedback is much appreciated.

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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 06:45:15 PM »
I haven't ridden there, but I have ridden Big Creek which is just south of Cummings, Ga.  Nice place...xc trails in the front and some dh/freeride stuff in the back with a little bit of elevation.
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 07:09:22 PM »
I haven't ridden there, but I have ridden Big Creek which is just south of Cummings, Ga.  Nice place...xc trails in the front and some dh/freeride stuff in the back with a little bit of elevation.

last I checked Big Creek is closed right now.  We are staying in Alpharetta.
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 07:15:11 PM »
I rode Bull Mountain a few years ago. As far as a route I couldn't tell ya, if I was there I could retrace my steps though. It was a good ride back then, and there are some other good riding opportunities around that area.
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 07:46:38 PM »
bull mountain is a fun trail system, but i cant recall any special routes.so you will have to ride them all!

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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 07:50:01 PM »
RAMBO says Big Creek is open, but it may not be 100% up to date - http://rambo-mtb.org/trails.php
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 02:56:01 PM »
Park at the Bull Mountain trail head.  From there ride up Bull Mountain and come donw on Baire Haire.  Both Moonscape/Gatorback equivalent type of trails but more gradual climbins instead of up and down.  From there you can ride over to Jake Mountain.  No Tell Trail, Turner Creek and moss Creek are reall good.  I have only riden there once during the Fools Gold race.  I hope to return one day to just ride the Single tracks.  Tons of other fire roads with a ton of climbing from that area.  Here is a map.
 
http://www.sorbachattanooga.org/trails/Perm/Georgia/Chattahoochee_National_Forest_-_Bull_&_Jake_Mtns/maps/map0.gif
 

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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 03:01:22 PM »
I am there for this weekend

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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 03:03:42 PM »
I am there for this weekend
Becareful... Bull mountain (south to north) is mostly climbing over big roots.  But Baire Haire (north-south) is similar roots but with 6-12 in (or more) stair type drop... scare the crap out of me.

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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 03:20:51 PM »
Wow, this basically looks like what I just rode for the fools gold.  Bare hare for me was brutal.  Overall most of the trails seemed like they would be fun on a leisure trip (as opposed to a race)
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 07:40:32 PM »
Park at the Bull Mountain trail head.  From there ride up Bull Mountain and come donw on Baire Haire.  Both Moonscape/Gatorback equivalent type of trails but more gradual climbins instead of up and down.  From there you can ride over to Jake Mountain.  No Tell Trail, Turner Creek and moss Creek are reall good.  I have only riden there once during the Fools Gold race.  I hope to return one day to just ride the Single tracks.  Tons of other fire roads with a ton of climbing from that area.  Here is a map.
 
[url=http://www.sorbachattanooga.org/trails/Perm/Georgia/Chattahoochee_National_Forest_-_Bull_&_Jake_Mtns/maps/map0.gif]http://www.sorbachattanooga.org/trails/Perm/Georgia/Chattahoochee_National_Forest_-_Bull_&_Jake_Mtns/maps/map0.gif[/url]
 



are the trails well marked? another words do they coincide w/ the map above?  Or am i gonna have a problem getting lost?
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 09:24:22 PM »

are the trails well marked? another words do they coincide w/ the map above?  Or am i gonna have a problem getting lost?
Looking at that map, I don't think you'll have a problem getting lost .....I imagine it would be quite easy  ;D
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 11:24:53 PM »
We liked Jake Mt more than Bull and got lost many times due to poor maps.
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 11:42:01 AM »
I went just 2 weeks ago, i STRONGLY suggest riding fall creek falls then stanley gap & just missing bull mountain all together. Bull mountain was in hurrendous shape, the rain just killed the trail completely so every 5 feet their is a root with a 6 inch drop off, & just continuos roots & rocks its in horrible shape, fall creek falls was the best ride i ever had ill be going there again. Once you get to fall creek falls its about a 2 mile straight climb to the loop, then you can choose to go right or left once you hit the loop, DO BOTH, you will be walking your bike alot regardless but its so worth it.

If you go right its another 2 or 3 mile climb then a HUGE DROP, im talking 5 or 6 miles straight downhill nonstop brakes burning a fullface would be recommended but if you go this way their is alot more rocks on the downhill but nothing serious, its amazing with a little bit if jumps thrown in, i mean 20 minutes or more of straight downhill.

If you go left which i kinda thought was better, you hit a 3 or 4 mile singletrack downhill, now be careful on this the drops in the beggining are STEEP, youll see its scary, there are no roots or rocks on this part of the loop but youll be going at high speeds flying by trees & ridges, my specialized enduro 05 (one of the best downhill bikes alive) made it that much better, its amazing best track ive ridden alltime, ive ridden all over FL/GA/NC/TN this one takes the cake. Another cool thing about going left is the ramps they have that are optional along the way, you hit them going about 40-50 or more & you fly literally.

Bull mountain isnt worth it until they fix it up im sure it was a great track before the rain ruined it.

Also fall creek falls is about 30-45 min away from bull mountain its on aska road
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Re: Bull Mountain
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2009, 04:22:35 PM »
do you mean Flat Creek Loop? Fall creek Falls is in TN....
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