Flat Rock Park - TRAIL

Flat Rock Park - Trail, Columbus, Georgia

a couple of trails that seem to be dispersed throughout the park. Not real physically challenging, but lots of fun and some really creative trail design built into a really neat park.

User Reviews (14)

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Kent McMullen   Weekend Warrior [Apr 21, 2013]

Great set of trails! I am an intermediate biker and really enjoyed these trails. Most were smooth, fast and flowing, however there were other trails that had plenty of roots and rocks. I would definitely recommend these trails.

Customer Service

These trails consist of several loops. We did about 3/4 of the trails and honestly, it really doesn't matter which way you go.

Similar Products Used: Lakeside Trails (West Point, GA)
Stinky Trails (Peachtree City, GA)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
West Martin   Weekend Warrior [Apr 22, 2012]

Lots of fun and great scenery around the lake. Varying degrees of difficulty based on section allowed to start off easy and finish strong on the red. 1-2 short climbs, but overall, rolling hills with open field connectors. Would recommend. Can't wait to do this one in the fall.

Customer Service

All of them. By difficulty, there's orange, blue, green and red.

Similar Products Used: Fort Benning, Chawacla, Cheaha State Park, Dothan Campus Trails, Eufaula Rails to Trails, Swayback Bridge and Oak Mountain.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
rlucas   Cross Country Rider [Aug 17, 2009]

The total length of the trail is around 9.8 miles if you take the "red" arrows. The trail winds through the park so there is now way to get lost. I've ridden several trails in GA and Flat Rock is fast with a few climbs, but generally the faster you go, the harder it is. If ridden slowly, there are very few areas that anyone wont be able to ride. Once you figure out how to go one way on this trail, it is actually a little more challenging riding it backwards.

Similar Products Used: Trail of Tears- Phenix City Ala.
Ghost Town-Salem Ala.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Leonnolen   Cross Country Rider [Aug 17, 2009]

Cool trail system for a small park. I rode a rigid ss 29 DEAN and had a blast. Several trails not mark very well but it dose not matter. Your speed determine the intensity.

Customer Service

Just go flat out and make decisions on the fly. Not getting lost here.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Leon Nolen   Cross Country Rider [Aug 17, 2009]

Cool trail for a small park. Actualy several different trails. But you can't get lost. Well maintained. It is a s hard as you make it ie speed etermines intesity. I rode a 29 full rigid single speed and had a blast.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
grant4406@yahoo.com   Cross Country Rider [Dec 28, 2008]

I really enjoy this trail has a little of everything. Wide open areas, very tight areas, tight technical, fast and flowy, its all hear wrapped into one trail. This is my favorite trail to ride it is not a long drive from my house,(Opelika) and is tons of fun and well maintained. There was two sections of the trail on the red loop that were not marked very well and I got a little turned around but I managed to find my way back. I would recommend this trail to anyone from expert to beginner. I can't wait to go back again!!!!

Customer Service

Red loop

Similar Products Used: West point as long as it hasn't rained
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
srwings   Racer [Dec 22, 2008]

Nice trail. I was in the Columbus area and had my 29er hard tail with me so I thought I'd check this out. The park is easy to locate and the trail head is clearly marked. I recommend this trail and will probably try to get another ride in before I leave. Notes:
- trail goes through open areas and pine forest. Some of the turns are tight but no complaints.
- not all the trail is clearly marked. I would have missed some of the better sections if I hadn't of latched onto to a local.
- the trail drains well and it only needs 24 hours after a rain to be ridable.
- mud is negligible.
- check out Mike's Bikes about 10 minutes down the road. Friendly staff.
- not much in the way of long steep or technical climbs.
- apparently I missed the rock garden.
- trail is well suited for hard tails and single speeds.
Hope this helps.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
jomammaz   Racer [Oct 25, 2006]

Started at the trailhead. I think that the open stuff flows awesome! Fast with some roots, nice flat rock riding. Most is well-marked, although I missed a turn after the rock garden hill area by the lake...

Lots of twists on the trail as it dives into the woods. Sometimes too many twists. When you have to slow down from a good cadence to almost a stop to make some of the near 90 degree turns, there is a flow problem...An option would be to cut cut some of the saplings on the inside of these turns and widen these just a bit. That way you have a better line for carving....

Riding after a rain, huh? Yea, it make roots more technical. It also accelerates erosion too, not to mention tears up your drivetrain... Ride dirt roads instead. Give trails time to recover. This way the trail are sustainable and last...Don't be an @$$!.

Customer Service

Red loop is fun. Widen a few of those near 90 degree turns. It ruins the flow. I like tight track, but this is overkill. My 2cents...

Similar Products Used: Pleasant hill (Auburn), is there anything else between Montgomery and Middle GA? (Oh...there is the trail of tears in Phenix City....haven't done it though...)
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
dennis reston   Racer [Aug 20, 2006]

This trail recently held it's first race as part of the NORBA series. The local cyling club did a ton of work and expanded the trail to include sections for increased technical difficulty. This is one of the most varied tracks never becoming booring for frequent riders. This track is flat out FUN and received great reviews from all race categories... especially the pro and expert levels. The trail is in perfect condition and is maintained by the local cycling club. A trailhead kiosk provides a user friendly map and the course is well marked with arrows for all levels of riders. The course is now up to almost 10-miles for the advanced levels.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Euphorium   Cross Country Rider [Mar 14, 2006]

first time riding this trail was bit confusing,but once figured out it's very quick. it's a great little trail to get back in the groove if you've been out of riding for a year or more. some fun tight switchbacks, one pretty cool mound, and really fast single track. my only complaint would have to be the morons in the area who like to go trucking ON the trail. i lost the rail twice due to destruction wraught by 4x4's. and almost hit by car on the same day. the rock bit was enjoyable. but all in all i'm used to a more secluded ride. recomended, just make sure you take your redneck repellent.

Customer Service

route pretty clearly marked with the exception of a sign post or two being turned or removed entirely.

Similar Products Used: i hear trail of tears is fun.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
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