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      The 2.75-mile green trail loop (now known as Jon’s Trail) was completed. It was designed and built to be smooth with no roots and rocks. It’s great for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities with no steep hills anywhere to be found. Newbies and veteran bikers often come up to us and say that it’s one of the most fun trails in North Georgia

      The blue trail loop of 1.25 miles (now known as Nitro Nix South), as well as the Preserve parking lot, has been completed. This second loop is fundamentally the same as the Jon’s Trail, but it is a much faster ride that is meant for cyclists with a little more mountain biking experience.

      North of the parking lot is the other completed blue trail (now known as Nitro Nix North). It is a 1-mile down-and-back that stretches from our parking lot to the Northern-most point of the property. This trail is slightly more tricky to ride than its neighbor, Nitro Nix South.

      The fourth and fifth trails, stretching 0.3 and 0.7 miles respectively, were also completed. They are both designed for foot traffic and those looking to run or walk through nature without needing to constantly be on the lookout for oncoming cyclists. The 0.3-mile orange trail (now known as Pollinator Walk) takes you from Jon’s Trail up to the pollinator garden and beehives at an easy incline designed with small children and elderly people in mind. The 0.7-mile red trail (now known as Charlie’s Trail) is a loop that is slightly more difficult than Pollinator Walk but makes up for it by taking you through some of the most beautiful parts of the Preserve including a pleasant walk alongside a bubbling creek. This trail is unique in that before 5:00 PM it is a foot traffic only trail, but after that, it becomes a shared trail for both bikers and walkers/runners.

      For the younger riders who are looking for something a little bit different, we have also begun construction on a bike park at Talking Rock. It currently has a small pump track and a downhill run we hope to unveil in the near future with 2-4 more downhill runs still in the planning stages.
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 23, 2024
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,341 ft
      Total Vertical
      270 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,428 ft
      Reports
      74
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      2,136

      Photos of Talking Rock Nature Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Jons Trail
      11 |
      Dec 31, 2023 @ 9:47am
      Dec 31, 2023
      report
      trail: Grinnin'
      34 |
      Jun 4, 2022 @ 8:59am
      Jun 4, 2022
      report
      trail: Pickens
      74 |
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:32pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      report
      trail: Nitro Nix N
      60 |
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:32pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      43 |
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Aug 12, 2020
      report
      trail: Jons Trail
      128 |
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 8:58am
      Dec 26, 2019
      trail: Nitro Nix N
      133 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:43am
      Jun 10, 2018
      trail: Nitro Nix N
      129 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:42am
      Jun 10, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Grinnin'
      May 23, 2024 @ 4:44am
      May 23, 2024
      IdealHero conditions today. Very fast rolling.LarryXFAlfy
      Twister
      May 23, 2024 @ 4:44am
      May 23, 2024
      IdealHero conditions today. Very fast rolling.LarryXFAlfy
      Jons Cutoff
      May 23, 2024 @ 4:44am
      May 23, 2024
      DryLarryXFAlfy
      Upper Connector Trail
      May 23, 2024 @ 4:44am
      May 23, 2024
      UnknownLarryXFAlfy
      Pickens
      May 23, 2024 @ 4:44am
      May 23, 2024
      IdealHero conditions today. Very fast rolling.LarryXFAlfy
      Nitro Nix S
      Mar 29, 2024 @ 7:15am
      Mar 29, 2024
      IdealSuper fun trailTimoBWSwl
      Jons Trail
      Mar 29, 2024 @ 7:15am
      Mar 29, 2024
      IdealVery Fun TrailTimoBWSwl
      Connector to Carns Mill Road and Jon's Loop
      Mar 4, 2024 @ 6:29am
      Mar 4, 2024
      Drybperkins
      Parking
      May 31, 2023 @ 5:18am
      May 31, 2023
      IdealMk18189
      Fast Charlie's Loop Access
      May 31, 2023 @ 5:18am
      May 31, 2023
      IdealMk18189

      Activity Feed

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      LarryXFAlfyaddreportactivity #53036123 and 4 more
      May 23, 2024 @ 12:47pm
      May 23, 2024
      tacobravovotetrailactivity #51814154 and 1 more
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 5:04pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      tacobravoriddentrailactivity #51814147
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 5:04pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      EK238riddentrailactivity #51813592
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 4:45pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      EK238riddentrailactivity #51691315
      Apr 25, 2024 @ 6:36pm
      Apr 25, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      brphototrailTwisterTrail name is Twister
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 4:15pm
      Oct 3, 2022
      AFunFoxtrailFast Charlie's LoopAnother one of those ride a boring trail fast...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:29pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      AFunFoxtrailPickensSome tight switchbacks and a tough chunky...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:28pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      AFunFoxtrailJons TrailYes it’s a green. Yes it says beginners. No...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:27pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      trailfailtrailFast Charlie's LoopFun quick 1 mile fast run,
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 8:40am
      Jun 27, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1410 miles1,342 ft5 miles269 ft
      #2,599#1,3698741,767
      E-Bike23,455 ft75 ft1,827 ft75 ft
      5652
      Hike128 miles1,047 ft4 miles269 ft
      #2,219#1,3117115
      Trail Running128 miles1,047 ft4 miles269 ft
      #2,224#1,3117132
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