Dauset Trails Nature Center - Trail, Jackson, Georgia

Dauset Trails Nature Center - Trail, Jackson, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Our trails officially open to mountain bikers on National Trails Day, June 2, 2001. Our hours will be daily from sunrise to sunset. We will have over 10 miles of trails ranging from gravel paths to advanced level singletrack. We hope to provide a unique riding opportunity for people of all skill levels. This is a great place to bring your riding or non-riding family!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 08, 2013]
treadster
Weekend Warrior

This was my first mtb ride ever so you'll have to take my review for what it's worth. The parking lot was easy to access and had all that one might need to get started. There were several picnic tables, a small covered trail monument with map, 2 port-a-potties (clean), and parking for at least 40 cars/trucks. The trails were well defined and maintained. The bridges were somewhat new, sturdy and in several cases covered with something to provide added traction. However, this is not the case for all of them. The trails were clean. I saw no trash at all, a personal pet peeve. Fortunately, I rode with several Dauset veterans so I didn't get lost. Though I don't recall seeing any markers along the 14 miles we rode. For me it wasn't overly physically challenging but as an mtb newbie it was technically hairy at times. I rated Dauset Trails a 5 overall because I find it hard to believe that there is a set of trails in Georgia that could be more pristine than these.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 09, 2012]
jfw432
Cross Country Rider

The trails offer quite a bit of interesting stuff. Everything flows pretty well which makes it really nice for a casual ride. There are some fun downhill sections but I wouldn't consider any spectacular. However, with the lack of spectacular downhills comes a very smooth and flowing trail without any massive or long uphills. There are some areas that you can jump but there aren't any specific jumps built into the trail.

The biggest drawback, by far, is the lack of markings on the trail. Even with a map, it can be difficult to follow the correct route. I've ridden the trail 3 times now and I think on the 3rd time, I finally rode the blue route correctly. You don't really get lost but you just end up at a spot you've already been without any idea of where you're supposed to go next.

Customer Service

I've only done the blue route....at least I think.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 17, 2011]
critterstalker
Weekend Warrior

After multiple trips to this trail group It's turned into my "home" track. I started riding this trail with a group of more experienced riders and together we have all ridden most all trails multiple times. We have found all skill levels can find something for themselves . Recently we tackled Huff n Puff . The trail is what everyone had told me , great climbs with tight rocky and root infested single track , very little level ground , followed by great 4 or 5 foot drops. One tip here , carry speed into the dropoffs as most are eroded on the back side , after a few of us went head over heels , we figured out it worked better to just make a small jump off of these hills when necessary. Ohh and a few downhill runs through rockgardens . Sandy creek is a good ride as well , keeping my attention on the rocks and pedal position in the tight areas and balance on the rocky climbs. I could ride this trail set for a long time and never get bored...

Customer Service

Bootlegger to fern gully then on to sandy creek . Back track a little to pine mtn trail and over to turkey trot.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 02, 2009]
snellvilleGAbiker
Cross Country Rider

This trail is nice for a group ride. Well maintain, very flat, except for huff n puff. Not at all techinical except for huff and puff. The terrain of this trail remind me of Yellow River. It's one of those trail that "good to ride it once but wouldn't come back". I got a little bore after an hour because i was planning to ride for three. I called it quit after 2hours. There is nothing really special about this trail. Sorry

Customer Service

The route is a little confusing without the map that is provided. Some of the trails i must have ridden them 2-3 times. That's when i called it quit.

Similar Products Used:

1996 atlanta olympic horse park
yargo
chicopee
tribble mill
yellow river

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 24, 2009]
bcknthsdl
Weekend Warrior

The trail system is well maintained and fairly well marked. There are many technical sections involving rocks, roots, and up and down 3-4 foot embankments. No real climbs to speak of but that was what drew there that day (7/18).

Customer Service

I attempted to ride the black arrows(advanced route) but eventually lost the way and just began to wing it. The black level trails total 17.5 mi. The intermediate was 11.5 and I don;t recall the length of the beginner trails. I think these trails are well suited for families, beginners, and generallyd anyone who is looking for ride in the woods with tame climbs but that still provides enough of a challenge to keep it interesting.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 02, 2009]
clippedandready
Weekend Warrior

This is the first time i been out there and it was awesome! The trail setup was perfect. You get a good warmup on a beginner section, and then the choice is yours on what kind of trail you want to take. The trails are easily marked, but you better take one of the free maps provided. i ended up lost for a good hour becuase i didn't take a map. Even with being lost, this trail is by far the best one i've ever taken. Hint: try to avoid taking inexperienced riders on huff and puff because they end up walking the entire course. Also, the amazing trails were topped off by some pretty interesting wildlife. I was graced by a snake, turtle, and three deer. If the oppurtunity presents itself to go here, take it.

Customer Service

whatever takes you to huff and puff because that trail was the best. its not to much to climb up, but the downhill rock slopes and four feet vertical climbs with the everpresent stump at the top make for a nice challenge.

Similar Products Used:

horse park is always fun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 27, 2009]
wirecommando
Weekend Warrior

Trails are marked pretty well with three different colored arrows for the different difficulties. There are, however, some markers missing at pretty key intersections. I had to guess at a few 3 and 4-way crossings.

Most trails are pretty rocky and rooty, but the intermediate loop isn't overly technical. None of the climbs are too steep, and the downhills are pretty bumpy but fun. The advanced trails are much more technical. Lots of steep drops, rock gardens, tough climbs, etc. Both Turkey Trott and Pine Mt have some nice long, flowing sections.

The middle of Sandy Creek Trail was a muddy, wet mess! I was there probably a week after the last heavy rain. Some serious work is needed back there.

Bonus: While on the service road just before Moonshine trail, there is a pavilion on the left with water and a hose (maybe 1.5 miles from the trailhead). My bike was nasty after Sandy Creek.

Customer Service

I did the intermediate loop (blue), plus Huff and Puff. Computer said 14.5 miles.

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I prefer Chickopee and Ft. Yargo over this trail.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 27, 2008]
Windrider
Weekend Warrior

This trail is lots of fun. Most sections of this trail are beginner to intermediate. Huff n Puff being the exception of intermediate to advanced. Well marked and excellent design. This is a trail you can take the whole family to.

Customer Service

I like to take "Bootlegger" to "Sandy Creek" . The back side of sandy creek has a rock garden with a challenging climb.(not difficult just fun) Then follow that around to "Brownlee loop" to "Fern gully" up the gravel road to "Pine Mountain" trail to "Sandy Creek" again. Then out "Wagon Trail" to "Turkey Troot" by the bathrooms to "Moonshine" back to the parking lot. That covers almost the whole place with a few exceptions.....If you want the most advanced this trail has to offer. Its "Huff n Puff". Which is going to be a side trail off of "Sandy Creek"

Similar Products Used:

Chickopee; outer loop , copper head trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 08, 2007]
Huckstarr
Cross Country Rider

Outstanding trail system...lots of trail to work with...rode my single speed for three plus hours and had a blast...great blend of flowing single track and technical single track...something for everyone...I will be back...

Customer Service

follow the black arrows and enjoy...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 02, 2007]
thubeav
Cross Country Rider

Excellent riding for any skill level. If you don't think it's technical enough then you're not riding fast enough. These trails as mentioned in other reviews go well in any direction or combination. Yesterday, we somehow were able to cover all the mapped trails in one pass. Today I took a two hour nap to recover. Just a wonderful ride.
Because of light rain and heat, the humidity was 100%. Fortunately, we did not notice any bugs to speak of. The only other time I've seen humidity like this was at Clemson one year where the forests get really deep.
Even the sections that sometimes hold water were clean and dry-ish. Some places had mud for a few feet, but you just pick the middle groove and go for it.

Customer Service

Like others have written, you just ride. It is really a well mapped combination of trails. So if you don't know the loops, you'll enjoy everything. The more you ride this park the better you'll know the trails and you can pick and chose. It's all good when you're in the saddle.

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I'm sure the Thomson Trials are still great. It's just too far to reach for me now.
I hope to hear that this set of trails gets linked up with some others nearby to make a truly epic set up for Georgia riders.

I rated these as easier in Aerobic Diff and Technical Diff because it is truly up to the rider how fast and hard they decide to take it.
Anyone could enjoy these trails at what ever level of riding they prefer.
I met a rider from Cali who expressed this feeling too. He has ridden all over with his work and says Dauset was a 5 star ride too.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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