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Where to ride in Georgia
« on: April 29, 2010, 09:16:42 AM »
I am going to Georgia for a long weekend to visits the wifes sister, the destination is open SO, where should I go to maximize my ride time?
Dalonegha?
Bull and Jake mountain?
Unicoi?
Tallulah?
Other?

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 09:33:47 AM »
Bull Mountain, Bear Creek,Carter Lake (short, sweet and fast) and for a little drive, Ft. Mountain
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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 10:23:12 AM »
mulberrygap.com   Even if you have a place to stay just visit them for a day to park there and use their showers.  You can ride from there they will gide you.   But just ride Pinhoti, pinhoti, and more pinhoti!   You will not be disapointed.  actually you will wish your stay in the area was longer.

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 10:42:10 AM »
SP how many miles can be accesed from Mulberry Gap, I might want to do something different in the fall...

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 11:58:42 AM »
Windy Gap/Tibbs, Pinhoti 1-5, Bear Creek, Mountaintown Creek, Rocky Flats (name?) ORV, even Fort Mountain can be ridden from Mulberry Gap.

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 11:59:55 AM »
There's also a ton of riding in the Bull/Jake area. Think Fool's Gold course.

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 12:03:48 PM »
Never ridden up there, getting pisgah'ed out so i might explore it in the fall...  How's the terrain?

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 12:06:52 PM »
Just got a confirmation from my Big Sis, free room and board in Helen :) Unicoi is 5 minutes away so thats a no brainer, Bull and Jake moutain are within 20 to 30 minutes. I need to google map Mulberry gap.

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 12:48:10 PM »
Scott, a guy like you would enjoy Stanley Gap too, and Flat Creek after...
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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2010, 12:51:43 PM »
Great stuff guys, I am wearing google out :)

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 01:20:17 PM »
Oh! Forgot to mention, one of my earlier model Ellsworth Truths was severly injured(broken) at Flat Creek doing one of those "G-Out" dry creek crossings at speed.
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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2010, 01:38:12 PM »
SP how many miles can be accesed from Mulberry Gap, I might want to do something different in the fall...
You have enough miles out of Mulberry's door to do 2-3 day epics.  Pinhoti alone will keep you busy for at least 2 days.  But you gotta mix in loops with Bear Creek and Ft. Mountain.  You can hit the Fools Gold course (Bull Mountain and sorrounding areas) from a Mulberry stay but you will need to drive 45 min to 1.5 hrs to go park than ride.
 
Never ridden up there, getting pisgah'ed out so i might explore it in the fall...  How's the terrain?
Is not pisgah.  Not many or none at all hike-a-bikes.  But is the best you can get with 8-9 hrs drive or less.  There are parks around there you can camp at but you can't beat mulberry.  You don't have to buy all their food or stay at their cabins.  But I highly recommend camping there and at least one or two days eating dinner with them.  I think they ask you to at least eat with them once if you going to camp there.  You can just park there and go ride while they fix you dinner.
 
You will get the Mountain Biker King treatment there.  Harvey and Eddie will tell you more about what other areas around there to ride.  They both helped me.  Even followed their GPS routes.  Now with your new toy, it won't hurt to get some.
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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 01:49:53 PM »
Thanks SP, I'm downloading those gpx tracks and buying the Chattahooche NF map...

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2010, 01:56:02 PM »
Thanks SP, I'm downloading those gpx tracks and buying the Chattahooche NF map...
From Mulberry, if you ride up P3 > P4 > no name trail by river > Ft. Mountain, is a little tricky.  You going to want Harvey's GPX route.  I think they returned on the road back to P3.  But I ended up in the no name trail on return and had to hike my bike for about 2 miles.  Also, don't ride that trail by river before Ft. Mountain at night.  Unless you are packing or can outpedal a good'ol boy's 4x4 truck in the mud :-)

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Re: Where to ride in Georgia
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 02:38:20 PM »
I loved Jackrabbit Mountain just across the border in NC. I don't know if it will be close for you but just thought I would throw it out there. It's very smooth and lots of trails the leave and come back to the same inner loop.

 

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