Pinhoti South - TRAIL

Pinhoti South - Trail, Dalton, Georgia

Ride up FS 205A to where the singletrack begins on the left near the radio towers. It rollercoasters along Taylor Ridge for 4+ miles on wide, leaf covered singletrack that affords some nice winter views.

User Reviews (2)

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remy123   Cross Country Rider [Dec 26, 2008]

Just a small correction to the trail description(I live about a mile from it and have hiked, biked this mountain for years): this is NOT Taylor's Ridge(Pinhoti crosses that one as well, about 20 odd miles--as the crow flies--to the west). This ridge is called Dug Gap Mountain(Dug Gap Battle Park is about 100 yards north of the access road to the singletrack). After the long ride down the ridgetop, the trail passes over a saddle to Middle Mountain for a bit, then over that to Horn Mountain. Descend Horn Mountain and you end up at the parking area in Snake Creek Gap. Thought there might be some confusion if you look at a topo map

Customer Service

There are some other lead trails to Pinhoti: One from the Hickory Hills subdivision in Dalton that goes up the old civil war era road and intersects at the access road described above. Another one that goes from what's known as the "Hurricane"(go past the access road described above, down the opposite side of the mountain, turn at the first left at the foot of the mountain, go to the 2nd paved road to the left, look for a forest service brown road sign at a dirt road turning left, follow that to the trail head. This goes past some real Appalachia-type, men-with-green-teeth houses, but I've never had my car or myself bothered here and the few people I've met on the trail have been really nice.

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thubeav   Cross Country Rider [Oct 08, 2007]

For best results see the North West Georgia SORBA web site. They have worked very hard to create these trails and make them one of the best rides in Georgia. On their site they have maps and directions and elevation profiles. Disregard the elevation profiles at your own peril. No. Just kidding. There are great climbs on these but they are part of the fun. Go. Do what you can and then drink a beer.

Customer Service

The South section has more options and is less challenging than the North section. There are a couple of forest service roads and trail choices that I don't know. Yesterday, we rode an out and back from the Pinhoti Trial Parking on Hwy #136. We drove up I-75 to #136 and turned right off of the high way. After about 11 miles we got to the parking where we started. We just did an out and back on both trails for a total of 17 miles in about 2:38. I know we didn't win the time trial but we did drink a beer. Woo hoo.

Similar Products Used: See the NWGA SORBA site for more directions.
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