Green Mountain Loop

Dahlonega

Ellijay

Flowy singletrack in the North Georgia mountains with views of Lake Blue Ridge.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
17 km
Ascent
564 m
Descent
564 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
511 m
High Point
759 m
Gradient
Green Mountain Loop Map

"The Aska Trail System has almost a split personality,” writes GregRidesTrails.com. “The trails on the west side of Aska Road are very steep and reasonably technical. The other half of the trail system on the east side of the road is still hilly. . .but in general, the climbs are more reasonable and the singletrack is pretty fast and buff.”

Description

While a few rocks and roots punctuate the singletrack on the Green Mountain side, overall the fast, flowy trail tread reigns supreme. In fact, parking at the Long Branch parking lot and simply riding the short Long Branch trail (as oxymoronic as that description may sound) as a loop is possibly the best beginner singletrack mountain bike ride in the Appalachians of North Georgia.

If you choose to continue on the Green Mountain Trail, eventually you’ll access stunning views of Lake Blue Ridge.

The route mapped here is shown as a loop, but you’ll need to use roads to complete the northern reaches of the loop. Should you prefer to maximize your singletrack experience, it’s best to just turn around and pedal back up the mountain.

Sources: http://www.gregridestrails.com/2010/10/green-mountain-trail-review-blue-ridge.html

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

Equipment required

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