Oconee Forest Ocmulgee Trail - TRAIL

Oconee Forest Ocmulgee Trail - Trail, Macon, Georgia

Nice riding. Trail is pretty wide due to the years of horseback riding. There are several well made bridges on this trail over sizable creek crossings. You can take a climb toward Hwy 83, and loop back around, or head toward Wise Creek. The Wise Creek route has several tough climbs due to the railroad ties being utilized. Well worth the ride out of Macon. Be careful during deer hunting season.

User Reviews (18)

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Mark Wooley   Cross Country Rider [Mar 13, 2008]

Pretty muddy up front, stayed on the river side of gravel road. Go right @ river and you'll encounter many downed tree's. Left seemed much cleaner. Hope you like the smell of fresh horse patties. Overall nice ride, beautiful hardwood river bottoms

Similar Products Used: Arrowhead Park, Mable White, Dauset Trails.
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J. Dixon   [Mar 19, 2000]

Suprised I have not heard any more about this trail before today on this website. POWER has done a super job of maintaining this trail from where it was years ago. Trail is not difficult in the slightest, and I would recommend this place to anyone, beginner or expert. POWER should continue to work with the Oconee National Forest to make additions to this trail. Great job !!!!

Customer Service

Both ways. Go toward 83 and return to the other direction toward Wise Creek. Trail is good anyway you ride.

Similar Products Used: Indian Mounds at Lake Oconee, and other roads in Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge.
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Cal Till   [Mar 21, 2000]

I'm not sure who has told you POWER has been doing work on this trail, but they are badly mistaken. The Ocmulgee Mountain Bike Association has done ALL the trail work and has been working very closely with the forest service for the past year on the layout and construction of new trails in this area. We just had a work party out there on the 11th of March. You can visit our web site at www.sorba.org/omba to see what we have been doing. Click on the What's Happening button to get a little info on our work at the Oconee National Forest and then click on the link for volunteer hours and see who's really been doing alot of the work on trails around here! Sorry but this area is one of the main reasons our club was started last year, and I resent someone trying to take credit for all the hard work our organization has put forth.

Customer Service

Start at Ocmulgee Flats campground on FS 1099 and take a left for a 3 mile ride or take a right for up to a 25 mile ride!

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Jamie Brantley   [Mar 22, 2000]

This is a great trail. To the right is a fast, rolling trail with a few large trees in the trail (some will be notched or removed, but a massive tree removal program will not be permitted, as has been done to other local trails), eventually leading to a long climb. To the right is some of the best singletrack you will find in middle Georgia. Note that this trail was originally started by the local horse riders, but OMBA (Macon chapter of SORBA), working with the U.S. Forrestry Service, has done a lot of maintenance and new trail layouts around erosion prone areas. This trail wasn't mentioned on this site yet because we wanted to make sure that the trail was blazed properly to keep people from getting lost, especially on the right (longer) loop. The Forrestry Service is supposed to blaze it within the next few months. To the best of my knowledge, P.O.W.E.R. hasn't done any work out here, but that's okay, 'cause the trail is open to all riders. I do have to admit, however, that after putting in a lot of hours work out here, that I'm a little upset about someone else is claiming credit for it. Oh well, we who actually did the work knows who we are, and the trail is still just as fun to ride.

Customer Service

Park at the big camp site (identifiable by the trail marquee and probably some horse trailers). Trail head is at the right side of the parking area, in the back. (This refers to the parking area on the left of the road). When the trail splits, go left for a 5-6 mile loop, or go right and ride until your legs fall off.

Similar Products Used: East Macon Park
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Bill   [Mar 23, 2000]

This is a good trail.It's not very hard,so it's good all skill levels.I know for a fact that both clubs work on all trails they ride even if it is very minor.Power members do work on this trail.Please don't asssume no members ride this trail.I rode this trail a week ago and fell down, so took a break and began too clean some debris from the trail.To some people that may seem like nothing,but to me it means a lot.Anything I can do to better any trail makes me feel good.So don't step on feelings.I am a power member now,but not yet a sorba member.Selfish comments make me feel like I don't want to be a member sorba,even though I was planning to join.We should all help each other,not choose sides in some kind of personal battle.All this work is for everybody.


Customer Service

Go out fast and have fun.

Similar Products Used: All in Macon
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Cal   [Mar 24, 2000]

Sorry to feel the way you do Bill. When I said OMBA has done "ALL" the trail maint. out here I was referring to the MANY hours of work our club has done as a GROUP. (i.e. - scheduled work parties approved by the USFS) I very much appreciate any and all the trail maint. you or anyone else has done as an individual, but I do not feel the work one person does should lead to the "praise" of ANY club. It should lead to a "thank you" to the individual doing the work. I view a bike club as a means to bring people together as a GROUP to accomplish trail work, negotiate land access, and go on rides, etc.. As I have said before, I have been a member of POWER since day one, worked very hard helping them build the trails at East Macon and Mumford, and I appreciate everything POWER has done as an organization to represent cyclists in Middle Georgia. In short, if I thanked OMBA for building the trail at the Georgia Children's Home because "I" helped work on it, I'm pretty sure POWER would not appreciate it. I hope this helps you understand my point of view.

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Cannondale Man   [Mar 26, 2000]

If you all of you OMBA members are POWER members, then it is correct to say that the trail was built by POWER members. It seems that you are POWER members when making a point or trying to make friends and OMBA members when you are making trails or credit seeking, as other people have noticed. I really don't understand all of this. Beyond trail issues these clubs give many Macon residents a great form of entertainment. Before it was just biking at local trails, now it is biking with comic relief.

Customer Service

Fun for the whole family.

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2
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Secret Agent Man   [Mar 27, 2000]

I'm not from around here but I just moved to Macon, and this whole OMBA / POWER and POWER / OMBA thing is great reading. I don't know the story, but I do know that I click on the names of these reviewers to send e-mail, and this Cal guy and this Jamie guy (or girl, I don't know from the name) have their e-mails posted and nobody else has theirs posted, and I don't know who to believe but I always believe people who ain't anonymous over people who are. If you are going to slam a club or somebody have the guts to post your e-mail so people can e-mail you, unless you are full of crap and scared. So, just for kicks, I'm not leaving my e-mail, so everybody can just guess where I live, who I am, you won't know me if you see me on the trail, and I may be a 8 year old boy on daddy's computer.

By the way, I rode out here a few days ago, and it's pretty sweet, except for the horse pile I hit.

Customer Service

If I told you I'd have to kill you

Similar Products Used: I'll try them all and let you know
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TW   [Mar 28, 2000]

I live in Atlanta, but I am from Middle GA and I like to come back every now and then and ride Middle GA trails. I am actually coming to Macon this weekend to buy a bike, and I will probably ride this trail. I like to support the local community.

All I have to say is that you guys and gals from POWER and OMBA and whatever other lovely acronyms you have created for yourselves are pathetic. Take a second to go back and look at what you wrote on these comment boards.

You guys just need to remember that we are all doing this for the love of the sport. I am a member of IMBA, and I work with whoever needs the help on trails here in Atlanta including the GOVT (government) on the Chattahoochee trails. I could care less what the CLUB or organization is, I just like to do whatever I can to support the SPORT that I love including monetarily.

Maybe you KIDS should do the same.

P.S. I will give this trail a 5 even though I have not ridden it because I LOVE all trails. Ahhhhhh, can't you just feel the LOVE??? NOW doesn't that just make you guys and gals feel better. Let US all join together in a BIG group HUG!!!!

Customer Service

I have never ridden the trail. I just would like to make a comment to all the other Macon bike trail comments.

Similar Products Used: Camp Thunder - ALTHOUGH I HEAR THE GIRL SCOUTS ARE FIGHTING WITH THE BOY SCOUTS ABOUT WHO DOES A BETTER JOB OF MAINTAINING THE TRAIL!!!!
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Jim Huff   [Mar 31, 2000]

These trails are fun, great, potential to have more miles than Bull mountain. The trail heading towards wise creek is now better marked with ribbon. It has a lotttt of water bars and logs to jump (cool). Some short steep climbs, ditches and creeks to cross (super fun) and sand (way cool). If you from the parking lot described on 1099 to the wise creek parking lot turn right and head up the FS road to the first right. It dead ends to a trail (can't remember the #). You can access the FS road or the main trail (in 3 different spots) from here. Explore and enjoy. I am from another club (SMBA) and have helped Cal. Thanks to all, who ever you are for the great job you are doing on these trails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shut-up and RIDE!!!!!

Customer Service

From Atlanta take I-75 south to the Locust Groove Exit. Head towards Hwy. 42/23 south through Jackson. On the way back stop at the Open Air for great stew. At the 42/23 split take 23 south to 83, turn left go across RR and Olcmulgee river to FS 1099 to parking and ride your heart out.

Similar Products Used: The Trails at Clayton County International Park. Camp Thunder. Haven't been to Macon yet but I hear they are fun.
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