3.2 miles
Distance
498 ft
Climb
-503 ft
Descent
00:26:40
Avg time
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Van Michael Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Blankets Creek
    Woodstock, Georgia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #1926 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1059 in E-Biking
    • #14806 in Trail Running
    • #80653 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

3.4 Miles (Advanced) Van Michael Trail brings the amplitude. This machine-cut trail is relatively smooth but sweeps up and down several peaks on the west side of the park. Switchback and berm turns abound and a good speed can be maintained on VMT by the fit rider. Technical features are limited primarily to some rocky sections near the infamous “Kevorkian Pass.” There is also a really nice log ride carved out of a single fallen tree. If you’re from the “you have to go up to get down” school, this is your trail.

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More Stats for Van Michael multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -5 ft
  • Altitude min
    858 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,031 ft
  • Altitude start
    866 ft
  • Altitude end
    863 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -25.2%
  • Grade min
    23.9%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,382 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:05
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on Mar 21, 2024
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Avg: 4.4 (22 votes)
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      Directions to van-michael trailhead (34.161300, -84.545010)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 29 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 793 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,515 rides
      • Last: Apr 15, 2024

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      Routes with this trail

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      Blankets Creek 6 Hour Race race9 miles
      Blankets Dirty 15/30 Lap race12 miles
      2020 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Lap race14 miles

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      youtuber Riding Van Michael Loop :||: Blankets Creek Part 1
      12:59 | 603 | Oct 1, 2018 , Woodstock
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      24:19 | 223 | Dec 26, 2020 , Woodstock
      youtuber Riding Up Hurl Hill At Blankets Creek Georgia
      3:51 | 652 | Oct 1, 2018 , Woodstock
      Van Michael Trail, Blankets Creek.
      6:20 | 742 | Feb 15, 2018 , Woodstock
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