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    ATL friends- suggest me some new trails to check out

    hey everyone. been riding conyers and yellow river a bunch but want to check out some more local trails, the closer to the city the better.

    I've ridden ft yargo and dauset also, love both.

    thanks in advance.

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    Blankets Creek, Rope Mill, Allatoona, Big Creek, Sope Creek, Mt Tabor, Chicopee, Tribble Mill, Harbins.

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    Sope Creek! there are lots of secret trails if you know where to look.

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    I regularly ride Yargo, Harbins Park, Chicopee, and Blankets Creek.

    While Harbins is my go-to ride when things are wet, the other three are equally fantastic. Chicopee may be my favorite of the bunch. Sometimes I feel like I'm in the jungles of Costa Rica and not an hour outside of the biggest city in the Southeast. It's a gorgeous trail with lots of variety, lots of possible combinations of loops, and fun terrain.

    That being said, I just rode Van Michael's at Blankets recently. WOW. That is definitely a modern, well-planned, well-designed loop.
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    Most of the poular ones are mentioned above.

    Will add Peachtree City, but you need a guide / regular there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by branthopolis View Post
    Blankets Creek, Rope Mill, Allatoona, Big Creek, Sope Creek, Mt Tabor, Chicopee, Tribble Mill, Harbins.
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    There is quite a variety of riding experiences in this response. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Sope Creek! there are lots of secret trails if you know where to look.

    Enhance por favor.... I ride Sope quite a bit, only ones I've seen that could resemble hidden trails are by the apartments on the Cochran Shoals loop

    I've also videos of descents on a hill lined with shrubs and no trees which I believe leads down to Columns dr...anyone know how to get there?

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    how crowded does Blankets get?

    Think seeing a mass of humanity on the trail will diminish the experience. See too many humans as is on Sope Creek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirheady View Post
    how crowded does Blankets get?

    Think seeing a mass of humanity on the trail will diminish the experience. See too many humans as is on Sope Creek
    I've never been to a trail system as loaded (sans event) as Blankets Creek on a weekend morning. That said, its still ridable once you are on a loop...just expect to pass or be passed lots of times. Go during off times if you can. I recall doing a night ride where only (2) cars were in the lot. That was nice.

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    Get there early and you will be fine. I am often one of the first three cars there and when I get back there is crazy amounts of cars....40+. However, I'm always amazed at how well the trails hold the numbers. Even with a full lot it doesn't seem that crowded.

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    I like Mt Tabor a lot and only 10 mins from me.

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    i LOVE Blanket Creek and Chicopee! I ride Big Creek every weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirheady View Post
    Enhance por favor.... I ride Sope quite a bit, only ones I've seen that could resemble hidden trails are by the apartments on the Cochran Shoals loop

    I've also videos of descents on a hill lined with shrubs and no trees which I believe leads down to Columns dr...anyone know how to get there?
    Why not try it out? There are so many trails ITP and so many more OTP.

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    i have to go to cartersville tomorrow during the day so i am thinking of hitting something up that way. anyone around that want to ride? never been out there.

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    +1 for Chicopee - good system. Could also go Bull/Jake and Pinhotti, but those are a drive from Atlanta. Have you hit most of the trails at YR? You can piece together some of the old trails and really make for some awesome loops, not to mention decent climbing if you stick to the creek side. One of my favorite rides close to town.
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