Windy Gap - Trail, Eton, Ellijay, Georgia

Windy Gap - Trail, Eton, Ellijay, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Combine Forest Roads, ATV Trails and Singletrack

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 24, 2017]
Larry crook
Cross Country Rider

Has everything! Steeps, singletracks, doubletrack, dirt roads. Big jumps, big berms. Will humble the best but not too much if u can handle the climbing. Shuttle from mulberry if you can’t do the loop starting from there or the bottom of bear creek. Go past the overlook above bear creek trail till u get to the T at the top of the mountain(it’ll hurt), left till windy gap trailhead, then left again onto the singletrack. This is where it gets tough for a while... trail opens onto doubletrack later and has awesome jumps and berms for a looong way. Keep goin downhill through parking lot to pavement then u can decide if u wanna ride straight back or throw in Pinhoti 1 or 2 (or both). Epic ride you won’t forget. Just imagine u are riding beside Cadel Evans as you’re out there (he rode it while here for the olympics).

Customer Service

Bear, windy, Pinhoti 2.

Similar Products Used:

Pinhoti 1,2,3,4, Tatum lead, rock creek atv trail, Pinhoti 5. One huge loop, u can bypass p1 and or 2 to shorten it...

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RATING
5
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5
[Dec 07, 2006]
suhoops
Cross Country Rider

If you are looking for a a combination of brutal climbing and fun downhills......this is your place. The initial climb is 1.3 miles and not too technical, but a lung buster. This section on the way back down offers countless awesome jumps! Later in the ride is a roughly 3 mile climb that will make most people hike because of steepness and its so technical. We didn't see a single other bike out there, but did see about 10 ATV's. They were all good folks and couldn't believe we were going to ride our bikes up those hills.

Customer Service

Picture a letter "P." Start up the bottom of the P from the parking lot and turn right when you get to the oval part of the P. Follow it all around the curve of the P and the long straight part of the P is the long downhill. Enjoy, but be careful as there are many technical parts.

Similar Products Used:

Bear Creek is always a ton of fun.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 09, 2004]
Greyeye
Racer

This is a great trail if you want a humbling experience. The combination of long climbs with no breaks and technical single track make this a very diffcult ride. An incredible workout with a great downhill run at the end. It is worth mentioning that the majority of this trail is climbing on a double track/ATV trail. Not the most pretty trail and not a lot of single track. The single track there is is very difficult/technically challenging.

Customer Service

Take the Windy gap trail till you hit the Milma trail. Take a right on Milma. Stay on Milma till it hits a T at Tibbs. Take a left on Tibbs till you T into a gravel road that is part of a park. Go left on this until you hit the Windy Gap trail head. This is when it starts to get fun. Take Windy Gap back down to Milma or the parking lot.....

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 13, 2003]
Cohuttas_Crazy
Weekend Warrior

The climb of the Tibbs ORV trail from CCC Camp is a beast, especially when started with cold legs! The counter-clockwise route has the best of all aspects of North Ga. riding; tough climbing, a very technically tricky traverse section (Upper Windy Gap cycle trail), a bombing long descent, and oh yeah, great scenery. My advice to anyone is to get the legs warmed up before the climb because there are very, very few sections to even think about recovering. Anyway, this one is top notch on the challenge scale and certainly one to bag for anyone that enjoys the true spirit of the sport. By the way, my hat's off to anyone who can clean that upper section of Windy Gap without unclipping. I ride a hardtail Cannondale and got beat nearly to death in that section, not sure what it would be like on a fully suspended bike though. I will certainly be back to try to ride the complete climb from the bottom without a push or a toe tap although it will take more than a few tries I'm sure!

Customer Service

Counter-clockwise from CCC Camp Road.

Similar Products Used:

Bear Creek, E-W trail on Fort Mountain, Stanley Gap, Bull Mountain,

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 10, 2003]
space cadet
Weekend Warrior

Homegrown, kick-@#! ride; hadn't done it in a few years but rode it last weekend and was glad I had a 34 on the back. If at all possible, do some form of warmup before starting the first climb -- even if it's just riding around the parking lot. My altimeter showed the first climb averaged 9%; the Tibbs climb averaged 11%; truly one of the hardest rides I've ever done, but in a sick way, I can't wait to get back.

Customer Service

Definitely do it counter-clockwise.

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The Death March is a great long ride; start at the Windy Gap parking lot and go downhill; turn left on the paved road which turns into a gravel road; stay on this for several miles; take your first le

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 16, 2000]
Steven Gallier

Sick downhill!! I loved it death looms near on this trail and it will get your heart pumping. Numerous switchbacks, boulder fields, extremely narrow singletrack and whop de doos up the ass! Worth the climb up and the ATV trail that bisects the mountain is a blast. Lots of wildlife and great views especially in the winter.

Customer Service

Climb up windy Gap road to trailhead, climb up up double track for a few miles, take a right on the ATV trail until it dead ends. Take a left and stay left up up up up the forest roads for 5 miles or so and catch the Windy Gap trail heading down.

Similar Products Used:

Bull Mountain, Mountaintown Creek, Bear Creek, and the Best trails in Georgia Stanley Gap and Green Mountain trails - trust me I've ridden all of North GA.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 22, 2000]
Darren

The climb at the beginning triggered my dormant asthma. I can't imagine a more grueling ascent. Coming down was fun, but after that climb, I'm scarred for life.

Customer Service

Helicopter to the top. :-)

Similar Products Used:

bear creek, mountaintown. much easier.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 07, 2000]
Dino

I thought that I was in really good shape before my last excursion to Windy Gap. Now I'm not so sure. This is a trail the involves a lot of serious climbing. Begin by going up up up the double track, but don't let the steep climb discourage you because you will be coming back down this section later. Take a right onto the Milba ATV trail. There has been some work on parts of this section making some bits of it too loose to ride, but by mid-July of 2000 they should be fine. Another lengthy climb brings you to some challenging single track with some very rocky sections hugging the steep mountain side. After this comes a couple of miles of single track downhill with some steep switchbacks. The ride ends as you decend the section that you first ascended. Sometimes very steep. Lots of whoop-t-doos. I had to stop once just to allow the adrenalin overload to level off a little.

One word of warning: Much of this trail is very remote, and you may not see anyone else all day. If you go alone, especially during the week, and you get hurt and can't get yourself back to the car, it may be a couple of days before anybody comes by. Be careful! This trail is for intermediate and advanced riders.

Customer Service

CCC Camp Road east out of Eton. The road splits, but keep left and look for the sign on the left pointing to the road up to the bike and ATV parking area.

Similar Products Used:

Bear Creek/Mountaintown, and trails at Fort Mountain State Park.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 21, 2000]
JET

This route is about 21 miles - but is the sickest way to run this trail. The climb is hell, the downhill singletrack (Windy Gap) is treacherous and nail biting. Survival is key. Watch out for fall-away slopes, Whoop de doos, boulder gardens and steeps. Do it in winter for best results - when there is usually ice and snow at the high elev's including frozen water bottles.

Customer Service

Start route at the Tibbs Trail(fireroad)- climb this fireroad past the camp to the Ranger Tower(3790' & 10 miles)above. Come down from tower few 100 yds & take quick left on the hiker trail. Take this around lake Conasauga to camp & go right on fireroad(again). Go short distance to the Windy Gap Trail head and go Down(way down) to the bottom road. Take paved road back to start.

Similar Products Used:

Klemmer Trail @ Tenn/Ga border

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RATING
4
VALUE
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[Jul 24, 2000]
Michael Jones

This is by far one of my favorite and most challenging trails that Ive ridden. The singletrack on top is technical, steep, and contains some hairy switchbacks. Just when you think your forearms are rubberbands the trail opens up to some high flyin water bars and nice berms! Simply the bomb!

Customer Service

Either climb Tibbs ORV or Windy Gap itself - either way you will suffer

Similar Products Used:

Bear Creek, Lone Mtn (Wartburg,TN)

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5
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