Mabel White Church - TRAIL

Mabel White Church - Trail, Macon, Georgia

Fast pace technical singletrack. Beautiful creekside riding, and overall pretty landscape. A few small hills to climb and descend. P.O.W.E.R. created this trail by request of administration of church. Ride it and enjoy, and be respectful to the church upon whose land we ride.

User Reviews (14)

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John Clark   Weekend Warrior [Sep 22, 2010]

Trail has been reworked with several rerouts that are challenging and fun. Fast run and good down hill sections. only two damp areas even right after rain so mud realy not a factor.trail was well maintained and would recomend to anyone. very close to macon for a quick fun workout, no excuse. enjoy!

Customer Service

stay right at top of hill and along creek. only veer left when at bottom and when crossing over new bridge. on the way out veer right at bench an righr again in front of baracade jump then right again at top of hill to go back to parking lot.

Similar Products Used: Cedar ridge at Dayspring presbyterian church in Forsyth.
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5
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3
gofastpops   Racer [Jan 15, 2006]

An update - Do not make plans to ride this trail; it has not been maintained (as of Jan 14, 2006) in over two years and there is no foreseeable plans in the future. Basically, all local maintenance efforts have been redirected to other trails. We're focusing on building a small number of good trails instead on a large number of poor trails.

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0
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0
oldguy   Weekend Warrior [Jul 21, 2004]

The trail is suffering badly from neglect. I spent most of the time trying to find it. In the areas where the trail was evident it eas a lot of fun but mostly just frustrating.

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1
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2
robotkiller   Cross Country Rider [Apr 25, 2004]

Give me a break. This could have been a really fun singletrack trial, but it is overgrown and basically dead ends. If I had known it was so near me, I would have been glad to volunteer to help maintain it. As it is, I would say it is definitely not worth the trip. Tick infested, FYI -- my girlfriend had no less than 10 ticks on her after this trail -- even one in her mouth.

Similar Products Used: Ga children's home -- the best in Macon
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1
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2
Chuck   [Mar 12, 2000]

Enjoyed my first ride at this new trail. Trail is still rather rough, but should be quite nice once it is broken in and ridden by plenty of people. POWER has done another good job on this trail. This group of guys continue to do a great job. Thanks.

Customer Service

It loops in several different directions. Ride in each and every direction to get full enjoyment.

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4
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David B.   [Mar 18, 2000]

See above.

Customer Service

Any which way you care. Fun and fast trail. Brand new, but already getting good wear probably because of the short distance of the entire loops. It's only a little over 2 miles around the entire course which means you can ride it several times before dark after work during the week. I've ridden it twice this past week, and I am impressed with the thought behind the trail. Good switch-backs, and pleasant riding along the creekside. P.O.W.E.R. used some good imagination by using ravines the way they did, and riding in them rather than over them. I'd recommend this trail to anyone in the North Macon area.

Similar Products Used: Hepzibah, East Macon and Georgia Children's Home.
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4
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Jamie Brantley   [Mar 24, 2000]

This trail is almost entirely tight singletrack, with lots of log crossings (many of them off-angle). It works you hard, because you can't carry a lot of speed through most sections, though this might change as the trail breaks in. It gives you a good leg workout, and helps with your technical skills. I would call it an intermediate - advanced trail because of the logs and the workout. The POWER officers did a lot with the available land, since this strip of land is kind of small. The trail is short at only 2.2 miles, but it works you hard. There will eventually be some erosion problems due to the trail's routing, and there were some very muddy spots the day I rode it (4 days since the last rain). My bike and I ended up covered in mud, but we both needed washing anyway. I suppose that the erosion-prone areas can be re-routed if need be, and time will tell.

If you have a significant other and are trying to introduce them to mountain biking, you'd probably be better off on another trail. However, if you need to work on your technical bike skills, need a solid power workout for your legs, and don't mind a little mud, go for it. Of course, it's nice if you only live 2 miles away from the trail like I do.

Customer Service

Ride according to the arrows

Similar Products Used: East Macon Park, Hepzibah Children's Home, Ocmulgee River Trail in Oconee National Forrest
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3
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Rex   [Apr 24, 2000]

This is still a very new trail. It is still very soft. I agree with Jamey that it is quite technical in spots. Time and use will make this a very nice short trail for the North Macon crowd. I would, however, stay home or ride somwhere else if it has rained at all in the last few days. At one point, the trail follows a ravine that has been soupy every time I've ridden it. Once, I almost did a track stand in this mud patch. There is another entire hillside that has some serious drainage issues. Look for this one on the climb up from the creek at the back of the trail.

I like the ride down to the creek. Good drops and switchbacks.

Bottom line, good trail for dry days.

Customer Service

Follow the arrows....but pay attention to the sticks in the fire roads....

Similar Products Used: Thunder, Hepzibah, Children's Home, East Macon
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4
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Chris   [Jul 04, 2000]

This is a nice little trail. Very tight and twisty, but fun too. There are serveral areas that need some work like sidehilling or re-routing for erosion purposes. Overall though this is a good trail. If you go riding out here, make sure to bring your technical skill! Even though the mileage is on the shortish side, the technical demands of this trail will definately slow you down. If it were a longer trail, maybe 4 tires.

Customer Service

Start to the right of Mabel White's parking lot and take it from there. It is possible to get a little mixed up out on the trails, but for the most part it's all singletrack.

Similar Products Used: Bull Mountian, Yellow River, Camp Thunder, Oconee Nat. Forest, Ft. Yargo, MacIntosh Reserve, Oxford, Newnan, Ft. Mountain, Carter's Lake, MOE, Gainsville, East Macon, LH Thomson, Hepzibah, Foodmax (ride it while you can), GA College Trails, Pig Trails
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3
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George   [Nov 07, 2000]

Very good trail. Need more like it in the area. Short trails like this that are well conceived are fun to ride fast.

Customer Service

Go from parking lot and follow route on the right. Did the loop two times this way, and one time the other way.

Similar Products Used: Camp Thunder, Hepzibah Home
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5
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