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    Trails between Asheville and Atlanta?

    Later this week I'll drive from Asheville to Atlanta. I'd like to stop for a ride between here and there but unfamiliar with any MTB trails along the route. Can anyone suggest a decent MTB trail for a ride somewhere along the way between Asheville and Atlanta?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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    There is a little to be had outside of Clayton Georgia. Also in north Georgia is dahlonega and bull creek. Something right of I-85 closer to Atlanta near lake Lanier. Chicopee woods maybe? I also remember something in Gainesville. That oughta get you started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monocongo View Post
    Later this week I'll drive from Asheville to Atlanta. I'd like to stop for a ride between here and there but unfamiliar with any MTB trails along the route. Can anyone suggest a decent MTB trail for a ride somewhere along the way between Asheville and Atlanta?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    How many stops you want to make?

    What route you taking?

    If you go down to I-85, you have:

    1. Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville (no biking on Saturdays)

    2. Issaqueena in the Clemson Experimental Forest near Clemson.

    3. Green River Game Lands in Saluda NC

    If you go down 23, you have:

    1. WNC Cullowhee

    2. Panthertown Valley in Cashiers

    3. Stonewall Falls and White Twister in Clayton GA.

    Everything in the general region, except WNC Cullowhee trails, is on MTB Project I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    There is a little to be had outside of Clayton Georgia. Also in north Georgia is dahlonega and bull creek. Something right of I-85 closer to Atlanta near lake Lanier. Chicopee woods maybe? I also remember something in Gainesville. That oughta get you started.
    +1 for Chicopee Woods. Easy access.

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    Brilliant, thanks Big Mac

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    Another great option is to take SC 11 to bypass a bunch of 26 and 85, you'll come out on 85 right at the Georgia Line. On the way, you pass Pleasant Ridge County Park- the trailhead is literally 2 minutes off the highway and is a great quick hit loop.

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    Chicopee Woods will close at the first sneeze of rain. Just an FYI. Issaqueena in Clemson never closes, and Pleasant Ridge will be open unless there's unusually wet conditions. I believe Stonewall Falls and White Twister never close as well. You definitely have options.

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    Thanks to all of you who replied, I should be set now. I really appreciate the beta.

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    Another fun ride is Paynes Creek which is on the west side of Lake Hartwell. That may be a bit up I-85 for your drive but its a good ride.

    One time I went from Atlanta to Asheville and stopped at Tsali for a ride, too. It's a bit out of the way but was worth it.

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    Southside trails at Croft State Park in Spartanburg are about 20 minutes off the interstate. There are about 14 miles of trail.
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