Georgia Children's Home - TRAIL

Georgia Children's Home - Trail, Macon, Georgia

Trailhead begins at the parking area at old abandoned home. Trail is very well marked by starting to the right of the pond. Trail is exceptionally beautiful is places. Approximately 2 miles of the trail flows through hardwood forests next to Rocky Creek and Wolf Creek. Trail is one for all types of riders (or hikers). The trail is as difficult as you want to make it. It is a trail that can accomodate alot of speed. However, it is recommended you take a moment to enjoy the scenery. Only thing to remember is to be respectful of all animals found on the grounds especially several domestic pigs which appear to have been released from a nearby farm. Always be respectful and mindful of the nature of the orphanage. Approximately 30 children live on these grounds. To use this facility you must be a member of P.O.W.E.R. (the Piedmont Outdoor Wildlife Environmental Resources, Inc.) This is per the request of the officials at the orphanage. Anyone is welcome to join for a minimal family fee of $15.00, and this can be done most effectively at Breakaway Cyclery or Bike Tech in Macon. If you have questions, feel free to call 912-741-9090.

User Reviews (20)

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Eric   Cross Country Rider [Mar 19, 2013]

Very surprised with how great and well marked this trail is based on the review rating. Not hard but not beginner either. Very well marked with number sequence and miles.
Great variety for a 8-9 mile trail.

Customer Service

Counter clockwise

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RATING
4
VALUE
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2
stygz1   Weekend Warrior [Dec 13, 2011]

Very nice trail. Mostly covered by pine needles. Trail are tight with low to moderate climbs. Trails could be marked better as some marking are missing. You wont loose the trail but it would be nice to know where you are going for a first or second timer. Trails are well worn in so just follow it and you will be fine. Trails are around 7 mi.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
DL33   Weekend Warrior [Sep 04, 2009]

Another update on this trail. Over this summer large portions of the trail was altered due to logging activities on the property. Although it has changed and is in a little bit of disarray the local volunteers have done a great job of getting it rideable again. I was out there this past week and its back to being a very good trail.

Although the trail is near the hood it is actually surrounded by several upper middle class neighborhoods. If you live in Macon you will know that the hood is near almost every decent neighborhood until you get up near Monroe Co. I've never heard of anyone getting things stolen from them out there but I am sure like everwhere it has happened.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Mark D.   Racer [Sep 13, 2008]

Just wanted to post a current review so anyone new will know this place is ready to ride and doing well.

Trail has a little bit of everything with the exception of elevation.A 7 mile loop yields somewhere close to 300 feet of ascent.Very beginner friendly trail but if ridden fast enough even the most advanced rider can get inn a good work out.

Customer Service

Trail is very beginner friendly and marked fairly well.The most traditional direction is counter clock wise but is ridden in both directions.To access the counter clockwise direction go to the right of the pond from the parking lot.To ride clock wise go to the left of the pond.

Similar Products Used: east Macon park.
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RATING
3
VALUE
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4
crager34   Cross Country Rider [Jun 03, 2006]

I thought it was a fun trail that allows for some nice speed in the trees on singletrack. Some tight sections, a couple steep sections, some roots, a few rocks. Great place to pick up some fast manuvering skills.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
ibismojo   Cross Country Rider [Feb 12, 2006]

Just giving some updated infor from what MTBR says here. There is no fee to ride this trail. The group POWER is no more. So feel free to com eand ride it all you want. Yes it is on the fring of the hood so dont keep anything in plain veiw in your car. That is just the best thing to do. I have been riding out there for years and have never had a problem.

Similar Products Used: Arrowhead and now East Macon is coming back!
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0
VALUE
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0
SouthGaBiker   Weekend Warrior [May 08, 2005]

Trail was nice, but I will NEVER go back there!!! Rode trails for about an hour & a half. Returned to find my car broken into. Too bad this trail is about 2 minutes from "the hood" because the trails were very nice. If you go, don't drive...

Customer Service

by foot or bike, not by car

Similar Products Used: None
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
4
CarolinaGrl   Weekend Warrior [Jul 28, 2004]

Main trail is now at six miles (but thanks to Mike Jones and Craig there is another freshly cut half mile in the pine section that needs ridden in to bring trail to 6.5!!) Wet spots mentioned in other reviews have essentially been fixed with some re-routes. Trail offers a little bit of everything -- rocks, roots, sand, tight corners and some fast flats and downhills to have fun with speed.

Customer Service

Counterclockwise. Go right from the parking lot and you will make quick climb to the right to access trail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
CarolinaGrl   Weekend Warrior [Jul 28, 2004]

Main trail is now at six miles (but thanks to Mike Jones and Craig there is another freshly cut half mile in the pine section that needs ridden in.) Wet spots mentioned in other reviews have essentially been fixed with some re-routes. Trail offers a little bit of everything -- rocks, roots, sand and some fast flats and downhills to have fun with speed.

Customer Service

Counterclockwise. Go right from the parking lot and you will make quick climb to the right to access trail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
oldguy   Weekend Warrior [Jul 22, 2004]

Wicked fun ride! Well maintained and intuitively obvious where the trail is. The trail can truly be as easy or difficult as you want it to be. If you're a raw beginner, it's easy to bypass the most technical parts of the trail. I didn't and had a good time even though the trail kicked my butt a couple of times. (If the trail doesn't win once in awhile, where's the challenge?) A good map is available at http://pages.prodigy.net/bikemap. (Other maps of trails in the Middle Georgia area are available there also.) Come out and ride this trail. Please remember to bring a few bucks and drop it in the donation box in the parking area. The Georgia Children's Home is a worthy charity and they don't have to open their lands to us. (I'm done preaching now.)

Customer Service

Pick one; it's all good.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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