Yellow River - Trail, Atlanta/Stone Mountain, Georgia

Yellow River - Trail, Atlanta/Stone Mountain, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Two loops - River Loop (approx. 3.5 miles) and Creek Loop (longer, not sure of exact mileage). River Loop is easier than Creek Loop, climb/technical-wise. Marked skill level as "all" because of differences between the two loops.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 31, 2012]
Boner Breaker
Weekend Warrior

These trails are still here and doing fine. River and Creek loops are up and tons of fun. I live in Lilburn and these are my go to trails when I'm too lazy to drive further.

Customer Service

Do the River as a warm up, then go over to the Creek for the more challenging.

Similar Products Used:

Tribble Mill, Harbins Park are others I've ridden up here since moving from flat sugar sand FL back in September. Yes, and yes.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 09, 2011]
29erDaddy
Cross Country Rider

It looks like what's left of this trail system is coming under threat again..check out this video and write an email if you feel inclined

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYMeM5exUP4

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 28, 2008]
ejasonm
Cross Country Rider

I rode here because it was the most reviewed trail on MTBR. it was pretty cool with some small climbs and decent singletrack. It was though, way too short, but better than nothing. It seemed that the better parts were the (do not ride) trails.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 29, 2008]
j. r. eaton
Weekend Warrior

GATR has convinced the county to reopen several of the old river side trails, the little train is back on its throne and many of the old single track loops have been reopened.

Customer Service

Many loops, several miles reopened.

Similar Products Used:

Blankets

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 25, 2008]
Buttery Sweetness
Racer

I have ridden YR for 15+ years. Moved away for 5 yrs., moved back in 07. Someone's been tardin' it up, huh? Whoever did that s*** should shoot themselves. Incredibly sad. What happend?

Customer Service

Riding repeatedly over the responsible partys face while attempting to spin out. What chumps.

Similar Products Used:

Rich Mtn., da' bomb.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 08, 2007]
JFEIT
Cross Country Rider

I have read all of the contributers' reviews and thoughts on this trail, and I'd like to throw my hat in the ring. I did not ride Yellow River before SORBA overhauled the trail system, and from what I hear it used to be a great ride. Now, it is not the most exciting or technically challenging trail system I have ever pedaled, but it is not nearly as bad as all the naysayers make it out to be. Bikers, we're talking about a trail system with several loop configurations offering a good workout in the burbs. Yes, Blankets Chicopee, and points north are cooler systems, but with a the price of gas on the rise with no relief in sight, I am so thankful for a local system that is fun to ride and only a stone-throw away. I love XC riding, and this is a great place to get in some miles in between longer weekend rides. And, good news, SORBA is working to open up some of the famed old trails again. Rumors have it that several miles of singletrack are going to be brought back to life. Excellent!

Customer Service

Start on the river side. Start pedaling away from the restrooms, across the pedestrian bridge and up to the trail head. Go right and follow the bike trails to make a beginner loop - great warmup. Return to the lot and go across the street. Doing a horse loop front and back followed by a bike loop front and back offers about 12 miles of riding. Cool down with another River Side loop for a 16 mile trip.

Similar Products Used:

Ft. Yargo, Chicopee, Blankets, Big Creek, Sope Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 26, 2007]
gpswayne
Cross Country Rider

I will have to agree with most.
I use to ride this trail all the time and loved it. It was my favorite. I had moved and went back to day for the first time in a few years. And I will not return. The trail use to rock. Two great loops and lot of fun with a couple of good climbs. Now it is just another trail. If you like this trail you need to get out more and try some others. I understand if it is close you would ride it, but no excuse on a weekend. And having known how awesome the trail WAS. It is mentally difficult to ride the way it is now. The river side is totaly destroyed. Once great single track has been turned into wide two way trails that have intersections everytime you blink. Yes if you ride it often you could find a nice route, but if you are like me you would still not like all of the intersections with the horse trail and so many signs of the old trail. Very very confusing. I like trails where you can ride for atleast 3-5 miles with out and confusing intersections. But 1 every .5 or less is way way way to often. And the creek side had very nice climbs and a wonderful thrill ride of a decent that you would ride it for hours. Now..........All gone. Plus you have many old timers riding the old trails which cross the new trails which cross the horse trails which you can imagine how confusing that is. Plus with my buddy following me, if we were not careful we would lose each other. With all of the forks, if I did not stop to make sure he was still following me we would split for sure. Even did one time. Unless you want your co-rider to snub times the whole way. And to top it off the freaking trail is bi-directional to add to all of the confusion. My recomendation is if you are driving to it since you dont live right next door, head north and any other trail would be a lot more fun. Unless you dont mind riding dazed and confused. But just my opionon folks. Happy riding!

Customer Service

Ride, ride ride until you are ready to go home.

Similar Products Used:

Drive north.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 26, 2007]
shwndh
Weekend Warrior

I've been riding this trail on the weekends for the past seven years and it's been the best trail for several reasons in the past. There was an easy side, a technical side, good climbs and rewarding decents, lots of great folks out to ride with, ect. Now since they've redesigned it, I can't help but HATE it! They've destroyed this trail and I'm so pissed off, I can hardly write this review thinking about it. Seems like you spend the whole time lost. Well, that's just me because I'm looking for pieces of the old trails. They're all gone. I actually rode according to the marked sections last wknd and I was not very impressed. It's an OK trail but nothing like it was. You spend too much time looking for the best route because there's a split trail every 10ft. And if you pick the wrong one, you'll end up right back where you started. Also, it's just a lot of time climbing up and down, up and down - no big rewarding down hill section at all because their's too many cut offs and sharp turns when it starts getting good.

This trail can be very rewarding if you spend a lot of time mapping out a route (even though it's well marked) but there are just so many different interruptions in the trails, it will take several hours to do this. This is a good trail for exercise but as far as the fun factor, it's been neutered. A once legendary and great trail, is now just an OK trail. Personally, it's just not worth it to drive all the way over there every weekend any more. Time to find a new spot.

Customer Service

Hell, I don't know yet. Still trying to piece together a route. Suggest you do the same.

Similar Products Used:

Chattahochee Park. Not as long but a great down hill section.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 06, 2007]
playa_lot
Weekend Warrior

I agree with most of the reviews as far as it is for intermediate riders and below. But, hey, there are a lot of us out there. I enjoyed this trail thoroughly. I live in Norhtern Indiana so any geograghy is welcome geography. I was in a bit of a hurry and wanted to ride as much as I could in about 2 hours. I cranked out a little over 7 miles in about an hour and a half. You can out right fly for a number of reasons...trails are well marked, there is a lot of doubletrack, the equestrian trails are as fun downhill as the bike trails and there was not alot of traffic on a Saturday morning. I actually got to ride this trail with one of the original pioneers of the park. He and his budiies cut the first paths in these woods in the 80s.

Customer Service

I recommend hitting a few of the equestrian trails for some of the downhill sections and riding the bike routes on climbs and switchbacks...

Similar Products Used:

Sorry, none...i live out of state.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 28, 2007]
Toler
Weekend Warrior

This trail sucks. The old trail system was much better. I will probably never ride it again.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
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