Big Creek Park - Trail, Roswell, Georgia

Big Creek Park - Trail, Roswell, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

A 1.25 mile beginners' singletrack trail. Very well designed and maintained (by the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association--SORBA--and the City of Roswell), if not all that challenging. Scenic, winds through hardwood and pine forests.

Over the last 1-2 years, our trails at Big Creek have expanded to over 4.5 miles of beginner, intermediate, and advance trails.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 06, 2017]
ChainStrain
Weekend Warrior

Beginner, Intermediate, and Most Difficult trails. Also a Freestyle downhill course with lots of features. Most trails are directional depending on day. A nice workout if you do all the trails.

Customer Service

Clockwise days:
Take beginner trail, then Intermediate option, back to beginner, then Intermediate,then two Most Difficult loops. Ride up and down the Freestyle course. Take Pine Hill optional loop. Continue back on the Most Difficult loop, then back to Intermediate and Beginner. About a 45-50 minute ride. Some good climbing on the Most Difficult sections.

Well maintained trails, and fairly well marked.

Similar Products Used:

Olde Rope Mill (Rt 575 Ex 9), Blanket Creek (575, off Sixes Rd)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 29, 2013]
Loveriding
Weekend Warrior

Rode beginning and intermediate trails with the kids. All pretty easy for the most part. The internediate trails were just bumpier versions of the easier ones it seemed like. Rockier mainly with some extra roots thrown in. Kids had no problem with any of them. Some fun downhills to go quick on. Beware of deer crossing right in front of you. They are quite comfortable with riders being in their area we learned! All in all, it was a lot of fun and a good first ride for new riders and those with some skill. Pump track was fun too!

Customer Service

Just follow the directional signs. It is very well marked.

Similar Products Used:

Blankets Creek, Rope Mill

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 24, 2013]
El Cheap0
Downhiller

The beginner trail is a quick, easy, (but extremely fun if you go fast) and yhe intermediate and advanced trails are all boring, with an exception to a fun part once in a blue moon (I have ridden every trail there). But the downhill/freeride is extremely fun, with 2 downhill trails (one difficult, other less dificult) and a dirt jumping section above the downhill trails, again, that is extremely fun too. Every one should check out Big Creek, its worth it. All riders I have met there are very nuce (says thank you when you let them pass, dont complain ever if you are slow, etc) and the most important of all, my wallet slipped out of my back pocket on the adcanced trail and this Australian dude rode up to the trail head and saw my license and me (pic on license), and gave it yo me. hr didnt steal anythung either! So a tip here, put wallet in car or front pocket.
Also, beginners can do the easy trail if they go slowish, its not too difficult.

Customer Service

Try everything, except advanced trails, they are boring.

Similar Products Used:

None even come close to Big Creek.
also, the ratings below are for the downhill/freeride section.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 20, 2011]
t135
Weekend Warrior

Big Creek Park is a great place in the city to get some riding in. The paved greenway is great for casual rides and family cruises. Lots of wildlife too. And good for everybody in the family.

The pump tracks are very cool. Very fortunate to have those, I am not aware of any others in the state of Georgia.

As a long time BMX and bike rider I was excited about the MTB trails. Especially the "easy" trail. I thought I could slide out there at least with my daughter and get some off roading on a beginner trail. Forget about it. The easy/beginner trail is rugged. If someone is trying to attract new people to mountain biking, that trail isn't going to do it.

The elevation changes are enough to challenge someone looking for an easy MTB ride. The trails are extremely rocky, loose and rooty. Way too technical for a beginner. My wife will never ride the trail and it will be years before my daughter will be able to attempt it.

I appreciate the hundreds or thousands of volunteer hours that have gone into this trail system. It is a real gift to the community. Just a shame that the easy trails were not set up to introduce new people to the fun of riding MTB's on the trail. Maybe the trails were set up to serve the experienced riders who built them who expect others to just suck it up or go home. I don't know but it is what it is. If you are a beginner or looking for a fun and easy ride on the trail, stay on the paved path or head somewhere else.

The intermediate and advanced trails are awesome though. Not at the level or whistler mountain/north shore trails, but a sweet thing to have in the city.

Thanks to everyone who helped build this trail system!!! Consider getting the rocks and loose stuff off the easy trails, they deserve to be more than what they are. Announce that work day and I guarantee you I will be there with the family.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 15, 2011]
mtbmc82
Weekend Warrior

These were my local trails before I moved away. Unfortunately I never got to see the pump track. The rest is pretty fun though. As stated before, this is no destination. It is awesome if you live in the area, but not worth a long drive. The greenway that starts there runs all the way up to to, and past, the Alpharetta YMCA. It's a nice warm up if you ride the 8 paved miles.

The trails are intermediate at their most difficult and not the fastest. There are pletny of fun sections though, and it is a great place for timing yourself.

Customer Service

Follow the day-directions, and ride everything. Nothing too technical, but plenty of rocks and roots.

Similar Products Used:

Blankets Creek, Central Park (if you're in Cumming, but no destination)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 19, 2010]
Weekend Warrior
Cross Country Rider

This trail has many levels of riding from Beginner to Expert it just depends on which one you want to ride, and how many miles you want to do.Easy Trail (Beginner,family,and Kids at ages 5-12),More & Most difficult (Intermediate and starting kid age 10 and older).Generally the trails them self have loose dirt,gravel,and roots.The more and most difficult have log crossing,balance beam,man made small ramps,ramp going over tree,rock gardens,big rocks,and a tree itself you can ride on.The expert area is in the back; which you can gain access from most difficult trail and Green Way pavement trail.The expert area has a jump park area and a few down hill slalom.

Customer Service

Follow the days of week and level of riding you want to do.The even days of week is faster riding and down hills.(SUN,MON,WED,and FRI).

Similar Products Used:

Blankets Creek & Central Park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 28, 2009]
futska
Weekend Warrior

This is the same as the Wooten Road trails and the Mansell Road trails. Big Creek Park seems to be the official name of the trails. The trails still exist and are very well maintained. See rambo-mtb.org for more details.

The trails come in 4 levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and paved. Some of the trails are multi-use, shared with hikers. I enjoyed my ride around the trails. There's enough climb to make it a good workout. While I'm sure they are not the most challenging trails in N. GA, they are good. There's 5 miles or more of trails, well marked, numbered, etc. There's a few expert features, bridges, etc. There are signs directing traffic in one direction or the other depending on the day of the week.

The trails close for 24 hours after heavy rain. It seems a little ridiculous. Someone stopped me and informed me the trails were closed (a big red sign is posted at the entrance). The closure seemed focused on the 1.3 mile beginner loop at the south side of the park. The gentleman that stopped me suggested starting at the north parking lot and riding the intermediate and advanced trails the day after it rains. rambo-mtb.org posts closures.

Customer Service

The trail direction changes with the day of the week; roughly clockwise mon, wed, fri, sun and counterclockwise tue, thurs, sat.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 18, 2009]
56cbr600rr
Racer

Nicely maintained trail and great if you're a local. However, I wouldn't drive too far to ride there. It's not really long enough, and the hardest stuff was intermediate at best. There were some definite fun area's, but they lasted second's. If I lived there I would be there often; if not , i'd drive somewhere that has more distance to ride.

Similar Products Used:

For a little drive Chickopee or Blankets Creek.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 16, 2009]
cdeye
Cross Country Rider

The trails are really fast and in excellent condition. You can tell that SORBA regularly maintains the park. First time riding the trails was on a rigid SS and I didn't find it very challenging at all, but really fun nonetheless. Trails are marked beginner, intermediate, and advanced...but nothing is too technical. The advanced trails have features to add some excitement.

Customer Service

There are only about 4.25 miles of total trails, and most go in loops, so ride everything for a good variety.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 25, 2008]
RobOpel
Weekend Warrior

I thought this trail was both too short and not technical enough. The easy sections fulfilled their title, but the intermediate sections seemed to be easy sections with loose gravel sprinkled over them. I was not really impressed with the advanced sections, although they did have some fun downhills and log crossings, as well as some good bridges and whatnot. I didn't have the time to check out the freeride area, so I can't comment on that.

Customer Service

I just followed the signs and rode the advanced trails twice, you will need to ride them several times to get a good workout.

Similar Products Used:

Blankets: A little longer and more technical, similar structure and sorba quality.

Chicopee: Significantly longer and much more technical. Again, similar structure and sorba quality.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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