Amicalola Falls - Trail, Ellijay,Dahlonega, Georgia

Amicalola Falls - Trail, Ellijay,Dahlonega, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

All doubletrack, gravel road, and ATV trails.Some nice views.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 26, 2009]
kent
Cross Country Rider

This trail is functional again. Use the directions in Off the Beaten Track book to ride, with the exception of the turn off past the church. Just continue straight on High Shoals Rd until you get to the baracade. Follow 4 wheeler tracks around this and the brushpile. the trail is easy to follow after this. It has eroded quite a bit which just adds to the fun. It is not the simple FS road ride it once evidently was.

Customer Service

Clockwise. Start at Nimblewill Church to take the ride over 27 miles and add a nice climb/downhill.

Similar Products Used:

Bull/Jake Mountain

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RATING
4
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4
[Aug 25, 2006]
supshaw
Weekend Warrior

As of August of 2006 the ATV portion of the trail is closed and is inaccessible. Currently do not ride it unless you don't mind walking the ATV portion (about 2 miles in length). Otherwise its a great trail to ride after a rain as an alternative to your favorite singletrack

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 05, 1999]
Alan Templeton

I will not go out of my way to ride this trail again, not when there are so many better trails close by.The park is for picnics, not biking. They have ruined the trail. All the doubletrack downhills have been filled in with gravel(no more whoop de doos). It is still challenging with its long, rocky climbs but it is no fun. Take your dog and your girlfriend, not your bike.

Customer Service

Ride it backwards as detailed in the Off the Beaten Track Volume 3.

Similar Products Used:

Bull Mountain,River Loop

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2
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[Aug 30, 1999]
lidarman

A supposed 15 mile trail, most of it was closed Spring 1999. There is apparently about 3 miles of this trail left.

Customer Service

Forget it. They closed most of the trail.

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 08, 1999]
yancey

No good. Way too much gravel (the big unruly type) on the downhills. Its a shame too, because the long climb is somewhat challenging and can be kinda fun if you want to work on some technical uphill maneuvers over rocks. Scenery is decent too. Oh well.

Customer Service

None

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 09, 1999]
Mimi

It is a shame that much of this trail is composed of gravel instead of double track, else it could really have been a fun ride. The distance is still 15 miles.
I would not recommend this ride to anyone unless you are an avid gravel rider in which case what the heck are you doing riding mountain bikes??!!

Customer Service

Simply don't go.

Similar Products Used:

Go to Bull Mountain instead.

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 29, 2000]
Klaus Gross

I like this trail; very much, graet views, fast downhill and difficult stony uphills,
overall a trail what you have to make

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 06, 2000]
EDWARD

A GOOD WORKOUT 15 MILES/ THE BEST PART IS THE ATV TRAIL AND THE JEEP ROAD. THE REST IS ALL GRAVEL ROAD AND ROCKBEDS. IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO TRAIN FOR SOME OF THE MORE TECHNICAL RIDES IN THE AREA

Customer Service

CLOCKWISE / GO PAST THE CHURCH AT THE START

Similar Products Used:

BULL MOUNTAIN

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 03, 2002]
lefty

I guess things have changed here since some of those cruddy reviews below. Its a great off season bad weather ride, or a great scenic fire road ride in the summer with some great scenery. The downhills often make you choose a line, which doesnt make this ride a dirt road sleeper. Yes, you still are a mountain biker if you ride dirt roads. It just means you enjoy the outdoors and being on a bike in the remote wilderness, and that you ride for the fitness, not for the 2 double cheeseburgers at BK on the way home.

Customer Service

Park at the top of falls lot and go through the wooden rails to the gravel road. Cross the two streams, headed clockwise.

Similar Products Used:

not bull mtn when its raining. Use amicalola on wet days.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 13, 2003]
Lefty

I can't believe there are only 7 reviews. This is the best ride in GA, and if I am the only one who knows about it, its a shame. Its rough forrest service roads, double track, and single track. The downhills are fun as crap with berms, and the rut at the bottom of Springer Mtn. is so fun that you'll walk up it to ride it again. Its National land, so its apparently not a problem to ride there. I see ATV'ers there, so go in the winter when all the 'necks are hung over and wont come out on their 4 wheelers, and even if its sloppy, its ok because its doubletrack and forrest service roads.
Take High Shoals out of the State park, past the church, cross two creeks, turn right on the single track just after the second stream, come out on the clearing, follow the road down the hill, at the second clearing go straight up into the woods through the rooty stuff, down the "Hill of Cathead death cookies", through the rut (praise God that you are still alive), right turn on the pavement, right turn on the gravel road, and get comfy, sit in on the 6 mile climb ahead of you to airplane crash hill. At the top of the hill turn right (parallel with the A.T.) and continue ahead on the dirt road. Left turn at the giant puddle, zoom back into the state park.
Its that easy. Or, give me an email and we'll go ride it.

Customer Service

Left at High Shoals FS road. Go clockwise, find the "rut"

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5
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