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Great Places to Bike in Georgia

From scenic to technical trails, here are some of the best places to bike in Georgia.

  • Great Bike Trails
    Biking the Aska Trails in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Great Bike Trails in Georgia

Albany, Chehaw
 
 
A great family getaway, Chehaw strengthens our connection with nature with unique outdoor experiences including mountain biking, disc golfing and a fully accredited zoo! Bring your bikes and discover 10+ miles of family-friendly trails winding through the park's natural landscape. With very little elevation change, the paths are suitable for riders of any skill and make a great introduction to mountain biking. Advanced riders appreciate the flowing speed and opt-in obstacles. Chehaw has several camping and cabin options for overnight adventures.
 
 
Atlanta BeltLine
 
 
The Atlanta BeltLine is an abandoned railroad line given new life as a paved trail system. A network of multi-use trails connects this corridor to many Atlanta parks and attractions as it circles the city. Need a bike? Atlanta Bicycle Barn, on the Eastside BeltLine, rents quality cruisers at reasonable prices.
 
 
Blue Ridge, Aska Adventure Trails Area 
 
 
Immersed in the wilderness of North Georgia, Aska Adventure Area features 17 miles of mountain bike trail cutting through the national forest. Steep climbs and spine-tingling downhills define the trails as they dip into stream crossings and lakeshores from high-elevation vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Aska Trails are divided into several sections, offering a range of technical rock and root systems, mountain forest scenery and an experience for riders of any skill level.
 
 
Canton/Woodstock, Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails
 
 
An incredibly inclusive mountain biking trail system, Blankets Creek is designed with everyone in mind. A training area and two miles of easy trails offer a great starting point for beginners and an awesome warm-up for more advanced riders. Nearly 15 miles of trails weave through the trees, wind along the creek, and climb up and down the rolling elevation. The trails here range from very easy, family-friendly rides to heart-pounding sections dedicated to cyclists pushing the limits in full body gear.
 
 
Jekyll Island
 
 
Crisscrossing Jekyll Island is a network of paved and natural surface trails. This amazing trail system not only connects visitors with accomodations and attractions, it also showcases the natural beauty of the barrier island. Pedal through maritime forest, alongside sandy beaches, and across boardwalks overlooking the salt marsh.The 25 miles of intersecting trails pass through the island's historic landmark district, as well as linking visitors to the island's shopping and restaurants.
 
 
Marietta, Sope Creek
 
 
The Sope Creek unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is known for its picturesque hike to the impressive ruins of an old paper mill. But, it's also a great place to bring your bike for a lively ride along single- and double-track natural surface paths. Shared between hikers and bikers, Sope Creek offers 9 miles of well-maintained, flowing trail. Challenging climbs, fun technical features and the scenic creek views make this a favorite bike ride in Metro Atlanta. 
 
 
Silver Comet Trail, Smyrna to GA/AL line
 
 
The Silver Comet Trail is part of the nation's longest paved bike trail stretching over 60 miles from the trailhead in Smyrna to the Georgia-Alabama state line. Named after the train that traveled this section of railroad, the Silver Comet Trail still boasts many features of an old rail line. Riders enjoy scenic views through small town Georgia and rural countryside as they pedal along historic tressles and tunnels. The paved trail is only part of the fun. Off-road mountain bikers love the 18 miles of natural surface trails winding through the wood just off to the side. These side trails offer a challenging intermediate ride with interesting technical features.

Candy Cook is Georgia’s official Outdoor Explorer and the author of the blog “Happy Trails Wild Tales.” Click here for more Outdoor content from Candy.

 

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