If you’re fond of adventure and you want to get out and enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains, then you might want to try mountain biking. There are several North Georgia mountain biking trails in the area surrounding Glen-Ella Springs that are worth checking out. With the trails being of varying difficulty and length, most bikers will find a trail suitable for their needs. Next time you’re in the area, grab a bike and hit these North Georgia mountain biking trails.
5 Great North Georgia Mountain Biking Trails
There are several great North Georgia mountain biking trails near Clarkesville. They all offer different challenges, but you can be sure that you’ll have a great ride on all of them. Plus, the beauty of the surroundings is always breathtaking.
1. White Twister
The White Twister is a favorite among riders who take North Georgia mountain biking trails. The trail only measures about four miles long but is challenging and extremely fun. Like the name suggests, this trail twists and turns down through the forested mountain. You’ll experience some very quick and twisted sections of the trail that will challenge your skills. There are also a few steep climbs, with the ascent being about 532 feet high. The descent is 539 feet down. You’ll also have fun going over some large dirt jumps before going out onto the forest entrance road.
2. Stoneplace Trail
One of three North Georgia mountain biking trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park, Stoneplace Trail is about ten miles round trip. It can be extended to about 15 miles if you add the High Bluff Loop to this one. The trail is rated moderate to difficult and is made up of rocky and compacted red dirt.
3. High Bluff Trail
This is another trail in Tallulah Gorge State Park. It is rated moderate in difficulty. The trail is made of compacted red dirt. The High Bluff Trail can be taken in addition to the Stoneplace Trail to form a 15-mile round trip ride.
4. Shortline Trail
The Shortline trail is a multi-use trail located in Tallulah Gorge State Park. It is paved and is an easy ride. Measuring three miles, this trail is used for hiking, biking, and skating. It follows part of a former railroad bed.
5. Stonewall Falls Loop
This trail is near Clayton, GA. It is a singletrack trail that measures about eleven miles long. Stonewall Falls Loop is a challenging course in some places but is a rewarding journey. There are optional exits so you don’t have to do the entire loop if you don’t want to. People recommend taking the trail in a counter-clockwise direction. Chances of seeing wildlife along the trail are good. You might see squirrels, grouse, deer, bobcats, or even bears. The trail is at an elevation of 2,011 feet.
Staying in North Georgia
When you’re deciding which of these North Georgia mountain biking trails you want to ride, be sure to book your stay at Glen-Ella Springs. There is no better place to enjoy all the charms of the North Georgia Mountains. Our rooms and suites are the perfect combination of rustic elegance and modern comfort. Our beautiful property in Clarkesville, GA is the ideal place to relax and forget the stress of your day-to-day life. Plus, we’re located just a short distance away from the biking trails we listed above, so you’ll always just minutes away from adventure. Our on-site Restaurant is also a highlight of a stay at Glen-Ella Springs. Our chef prepares innovative dishes that utilize the freshest local ingredients around. We can’t wait to have you with us soon!
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