Dahlonega Mountain Biking

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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.

Get a trail map at https://www.negasorba.org/uploads/7/0/6/9/70693427/2013_map_jake_and_bull_usfs.pdf

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.

Get a trail map at https://www.negasorba.org/uploads/7/0/6/9/70693427/2013_map_jake_and_bull_usfs.pdf

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.

Get a trail map at https://www.negasorba.org/uploads/7/0/6/9/70693427/chicopeetrailmap_with_mileage_ken_hood.pdf

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!

For a trail map visit https://www.yonahpreservetrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Yonah-Preserve-Trailhead-Map.pdf

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/

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Biking is Big in Dahlonega


The North Georgia mountains around Dahlonega have been a long time favorite of tourists who want to enjoy beautiful mountains. In the past several years the area has also become a favorite among road and mountain bicyclists. Dahlonega biking is a big thing!

Over the last six and a half years we have been open as a bed and breakfast inn we have seen first hand the popularity of these beautiful mountains with bicycle riders. Often we see them slowly climbing up the mountain in front of the inn on US 19. Below is a map showing the route (loop) from the inn to the north in the mountains.

There have been cyclocross races scheduled at Montaluce Vineyards in the past. Cyclocross bikes are a cross between a road and mountain bike. The races typically require riders to complete a course with off and on road as well as areas where the rider gets off the bike and carries it. It can be exciting to watch.

We also have seen a resurgence in interest in the mountain biking scene. Nimblewheel gap is a favorite. See our related post about  mountain biking neardahlonega biking Dahlonega. The Fools Gold 100 and 50 mile mountain bike races are held during some summers.

In September we have the 6 Gap Century ride across the mountains. Many riders participate in the event. Its a favorite Dahlonega biking event.

In past years we have also been host to a leg of the Tour de Georgia road bike race. Lance Armstrong has ridden in front of the inn a couple of times. The race was cancelled several years ago due to funding. Many of our guests returned every year for the event. The downtown finish line area is always festive and exiting. We hope it returns in the future.

If you would like to stay at our inn and ride your bike up through the mountains check out our web site.