18 miles
Distance
5,158 ft
Climb
-5,159 ft
Descent
2,858 ft
High Point

This 18 mile loop starts at Mulberry Gap and begins with the largest but most gradual climb on the day. Once at the top of the dirt road climb the loop continues into Bear Creek Trail, followed by Pinhoti 1 and finishes on Pinhoti 2 Trail. All three trails have plenty of sustained descents with a few short climbs scattered throughot. The ride finishes on a short segment of dirt road that rolls up then down to Mulberry Gap.

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Route Sections

1 Bear Creek
2 Pinhoti 1
3 Pinhoti 2

Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    29
More Stats for Ellijay Sampler mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,429 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,429 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,429 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -59.587%
  • Grade min
    64.495%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,851 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
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      Pinhoti Trail
      Pinhoti Trail
      trail: Pinhoti 1
      5:31 | 24 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 18, 2018
      #pinhoti #santacruz #cahuttawilderness
      Pinhoti 1 and 2 DH on a hardtail in Ellijay, Ga
      Pinhoti 1 and 2 DH on a hardtail in Ellijay, Ga
      trail: Pinhoti 2
      54 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 3, 2018
      Pinhoti 1 and 2 DH on a hardtail in Ellijay, Ga
      Pinhoti 1 and 2 DH on a hardtail in Ellijay, Ga
      trail: Pinhoti 1
      59 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 3, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Bear Creek
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 7:45pm
      Jul 11, 2018
      Trails very muddy and creeks are very high.
      Pinhoti 2
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 5:01pm
      Apr 21, 2018
      Pinhoti 1
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 5:01pm
      Apr 21, 2018
      Bear Creek Spur
      Apr 1, 2018 @ 6:44am
      Apr 1, 2018
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