3.2 miles
Distance
498 ft
Climb
-503 ft
Descent
00:26:59
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
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 80 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
    00:26:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:53
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Status:
on Feb 4, 2023
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (18 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Van Michael Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 944 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,422 rides
      • Last: Jan 1, 2023

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      Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:28pm
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      Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:26pm
      Aug 27, 2022
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      Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:25pm
      Aug 27, 2022
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      Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:23pm
      Aug 27, 2022

      Routes with this trail

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

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      HappyBiker19 (Nov 2, 2022 at 12:10)
      Nevermind last comment
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      HappyBiker19 (Nov 2, 2022 at 11:55)
      Green and red dots should be reversed. Downhill from red to green, in fact.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      IanM5VCVD (Aug 2, 2022 at 19:09)
      GO ON SATURDaY!!!! For your wellbeing
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      youtuber Riding Van Michael Loop :||: Blankets Creek Part 1
      12:59 | 524 | Oct 1, 2018 , Woodstock
      POV - Van Michael - Blankets Creek -...
      24:19 | 167 | Dec 26, 2020 , Woodstock
      youtuber Riding Up Hurl Hill At Blankets Creek Georgia
      3:51 | 564 | Oct 1, 2018 , Woodstock
      Van Michael Trail, Blankets Creek.
      6:20 | 623 | Feb 15, 2018 , Woodstock
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