Arrowhead Park - Trail, Macon, Georgia

Arrowhead Park - Trail, Macon, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Technical & tight. The trails wind around the hills of Lake Tobosofkee. Continuously going up and down, this trail is sure to exercise the lungs, especially if multiple laps are run. Whoop-de-doos and slalom-like twists and turns will give your arms a full workout. There is a total of 640 feet of climbing. Entry is free into the Arrowhead Park for mountain bikers. Signs are currently up on the trail, but they are made of paper and will likely degrade. My best advice is to stay on the worn part of the trail, since there are forks and alternative routes. Construction of the trail is excellent, and allows for great "flow".

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 20, 2018]
Borobiker
Weekend Warrior
Model Reviewed: Arrowhead Park

We chose it because of the proximity to the interstate and were very happy with our choice. The first part was an extremely hard climb but eased up after that. We took the beginners course and found it very satisfying. Go for it!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 10, 2012]
stygz1
Weekend Warrior

Trail (blue arrow route) starts out with a few climbs but after the first mile the trail starts to flow better. Climbs are mostly short. Not a rocky trail but mostly nice single track. Not many flat spots, the trail mostly flows up and down and twistly through the woods. Blue trail is about 7 miles and the green trail is about 5 miles. Trails are very well marked. Overall trails seem to be very well maintained. I could see the trail would take some time to dry out if we had a recent rain. I rate this trail alittle better to as good as the pig trail due to trails are better marked at arrowhead. Trail could use a few sections of no climbs or decents. I still give it a 5 due to how well it was maintained and marked at the time I rode it.

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

Trail is a lot better than it used to be since the SORBA guys came in and revamped the trail. They've done a lot of work and really cleaned up and extended the trail system that was there. In the last couple months, the trails have become well labelled. However, the trail does not flow at all. You're either going uphill or you're going downhill. There isn't much in the way of flat sections. Lots of nice downhill sections are unfortunately ruined by off camber turns and sharp corners. Most uphill sections have a sharp corner right before them too so you can't get any momentum. On the flip side though, if you want to learn to ride smoother, this is the trail for you. In order to prevent blowing your heart up, you need to carry as much speed as possible around the turns.

The technical sections on this trail primarily involve a series of dips and steep climbs. Not too much in the way of roots, rock gardens, or tight and fast sections. The trail does not drain water very well so if there has been a big rain, the trail will be a mess. No jumps at all in this trail. Occasionally you can find something to jump but again, it is ruined by a sharp corner immediately afterward.

There are some really nice views from this trail and you get to bike along side the lake in a few places.

Customer Service

Blue is longer and the main trail. Green cuts out some of the more difficult climbs and is a little flatter but a lot shorter.

Similar Products Used:

Pig Trail, Thomson, Dauset

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 17, 2011]
chris1911
Cross Country Rider

The trail is now open. We have just over 7 miles to ride right now, but will be adding more.

The trail is more flowy now with constant elevation changes that will give your heart and lungs a workout.


Customer Service

Clockwise, following the blue arrows. Start at the entry to the left of the bathrooms.


Similar Products Used:

Dauset, Pig Trail, Thomson.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 03, 2010]
dirtywill
Weekend Warrior

The trail was largely destroyed by a tornado in May of 2008. The local club (OMBA) has raised funds to build an entirely new trail system at the park and we have started work on the first loop. The trail is still closed for riding but part of the first loop should be open in late 2010.

Customer Service

There isn't any ride-able trail yet but signs are there to direct you to the trailhead. Enter the park and follow signs for Bike Course.

Similar Products Used:

Dauset, L.H. Thomson, GA Industrial Children's Home (Pig Trail)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 11, 2008]
1reddawg
Weekend Warrior

Just a heads up,Arrowhead park will be CLOSED for Quit a while,cause the bad weather that came thru Macon on Mothers day has wreaked Havoc on the whole Park..Most of the trail is unridable..

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 10, 2008]
Andy Black
Weekend Warrior

Sorry folks. I e-mailed the park manager, and from what I understand, Arrowhead Park was pretty much devestated by the tornado last month. I read in the paper that hopefully the campground part will reopen by the end of the summer. Haven't heard about the trail though.

Similar Products Used:

Georgia Industrial Children's Home "Pig Trails," L.H. Thomson factory trail

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 09, 2006]
crager34
Cross Country Rider

I agree with the last review, as it is not very technical, but it will work the legs and lungs a bit. Nice scenery, nice singletrack, great flow. It's a local trail and not a destination like Moab or Fruita. Get out and ride.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 30, 2006]
MtnSpectre
Cross Country Rider

Not a bad trail at all. Gives me something I am missing down here in Savannah and haven't had since I left Colorado...hills. It's not that technical at all though. More of a cardio workout if you ride a couple of loops. None of the climbs were sustained or that bad.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 29, 2005]
GrantB
Racer

Close to a 5 mile loop. The first two miles is characterized by a good stiff climb and lots of BMX style rollers/compressions. The second half has some doubeltrack descending, some weird climbing chop, and is finished by a steeper than steep crawl which you descend on a sidehill trail immediately after. It's technical in ways you might not have encountered much. It is short, so riding it both ways can become a must if you want distance. Great workout. I'm a local, part of the crew that helped build the place, so I'm partial to it. I think it stacks up nicely against most of the other places around the state we race. In fact, despite the short length it is one of the more demanding race courses we have. It'll lick ya good. For the second year it will be a stop on the SERC series. It's a workout, that's for sure. But it isn't punishing in any sense if you think about your pace. As for maintenance, which an earlier post addressed, well, we haven't been grooming it this fall, that's true. That being said, the leaves just make for a new and challenging trail surface, and I can still see the trail very easily. No worries. Arrowhead is my favorite place in town.

Customer Service

Go straight down the entrance road until a Y, bear left. Take your next left and park near the bathrooms at the bottom of the hill. The trailhead for the race direction is to the left of the bathrooms. Go once clockwise, then counter, rinse, repeat.

Similar Products Used:

Dauset, Pig Trail, Thomson.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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