The North Georgia Mountains beckon to many of our guests who answer the call with a challenging mountain bike ride in the woods. We will share information on those trails that guests enjoy and talk about around the breakfast table. Experience Dahlonega mountain biking in the North Georgia mountains.
Jake Mountain Mountain Biking Trails
This area is on National Forest land and consists of 15 miles of trails consisting of 10 trails that are interconnected. Just 11 miles from Dahlonega it’s a favorite Dahlonega mountain biking trail. It’s also considered an IMBA Epic trail system. The trails are multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. These trails are made up of old logging roads and a machine built single track trail. Jones Creek crosses the trails in several areas. SORBA helps maintain the trails. The trails are located west of town on highway 52 west towards Amicalola Falls. Turn right off 52 onto Nimblewill Church Road at the old Grizzles Store. In 1.7 miles turn right on Jake Mountain Trailhead- NF 299 and park at the sign. At the end of the drivable road the trail starts.
Mountain Biking on Bull Mountain Trails
This area of National Forest land consists of 14.4 miles of trails and is 13 miles from Dahlonega. It is also considered an IMBA Epic trails system. These trails are steeper than Jake Mountain making it a favorite Dahlonega mountain biking trail for riders seeking a challenge. Trails are also multi-use. Lance Creek crosses the trails that are also made from old logging roads and a machine built single track trail. SORBA helps maintain the trails. Located near Jake Mountain take Highway 52 west of town towards Amicalola Falls. Turn right onto Nimblewill Church road (Old Grizzles Store), go 2.3 miles to Nimblewill Church. Turn right onto FS-28-1 Winding Stair Road and go 0.4 miles. Turn left onto FS-83 . which ends at the parking lot (0.8 miles). The parking lot is a large field.
Chicopee Woods Trails
Located near Gainesville, Ga this system was build and is maintained by Northeast Georgia SORBA. It consists of a 21 mile trail system with loops for beginners to advanced. Located on Elachee Drive it is 30 miles from the inn.
Mountain Biking on the Yonah Preserve Trails
Yonah Preserve is located in neighboring White County near Cleveland, GA. It is the newest trail system and is also multi use with biking and hiking. Starting with a 7.5 mile trail they plan to build many more on the 1,000 acre property owned by the county with trails developed by SORBA. We just had frequent guests who are serious mountain bikers try the new trail a couple of weeks ago and they loved it! They told us that it “combines the best of Jackrabbit and Payne Creek” which was a great compliment according to them. For more information visit their web site.
Located on 1054 Albert Reid Road in Cleveland the Preserve is less than 18 miles (20 minutes) from the inn. Great place to enjoy mountain biking!
Dahlonega Mountain Biking Shop
Dahlonega has a new bike shop, Nimblewheels Bicycles that sells bikes, parts, does repairs and sometimes provides private guided trips to Bull and Jake Mountain for riders. They also have a PMBI certified skills coach on staff to help improve your mountain bike skills. Located at 582 North Grove Street in Dahlonega. Phone 770-540-4524. web site
Come stay with us for a Dahlonega mountain biking getaway. You can book online at the link in the right column.
For more things to do in the area visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-attractions/