Blankets Creek Trail System

The most popular trail system in the Atlanta Metro Area offers trails for every breed of mountain biker.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
20 km
Ascent
399 m
Descent
399 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
257 m
High Point
313 m
Gradient
Blankets Creek Trail System Map

Blankets Creek is renowned as the most popular mountain bike trail system in the greater Atlanta area. While located a respectable ways outside of the city center, the high quality, well-built singletrack trails in this network attract riders from all over the Atlanta Metro Area. It’s quite common to roll up to the trailhead on a weekend and not even be able to find a place to park, causing cars to spill out onto the road.

Description

Should that dissuade you from riding the trails here? Maybe… but this network is popular for a very good reason. SORBA Woodstock has done a great job building these trails, and they maintain them to a very high standard. In fact, they’ve rebuilt the Van Michael trail to make use of modern trail building techniques to improve the flow and sustainability.

Since this network features multiple trails, there’s something here for just about every rider. Whether you’re a complete beginner and just stick to the easy Mosquito trail, to a more advanced rider tackling the rigors of Van Michael, or even a full-blown dirt jumper throwing down on the big doubles of The Holler, Georgia’s red clay beckons shredders of all stripes to flock from the city out into the rolling hills along the shores of Allatoona Lake.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Roots
  • Gap Jumps
  • Tabletops
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

Equipment required