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East Armuchee

Intermediate
 5.0 (2)

A great trail from high and low elevations and everything between.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Singletrack

1,056' 322 m

High

745' 227 m

Low

487' 148 m

Up

559' 170 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Part of the Dry Creek Trail system, aka the "red" trail from the maps posted, it can be ridden in either direction, but with the gradients, it's somewhat easier to ride clockwise. The northeastern end branches off of the Wheat Trail. It rolls up and down before gradually climbing to the highest point in the trail system.

Before reaching that peak, one has the option of barreling down the Saddlehorn Trail which connects the upper and lower portions of East Armuchee Trail. The trail surface between the beginning and the peak at 1.2 miles has more rocks than a lot of the trails at Dry Creek, making it a nice change. The trail then drops 200 feet over the next half mile, then rolls again through pine forest and ferns, eventually getting to the namesake East Armuchee Creek at about 3.2 miles.

Then there is an easier flat section, then the trail crosses the creek again. The creek can vary between a dry-foot ride and waist-deep depending on recent rain and the time of year. After the second creek crossing, the final 1.5 miles are rolling ups and downs, no sustained climbing or obstacles through a densely forested area with some small stream crossings.

Like all the trails at Dry Creek, this is a multi-use trail, shared with equestrians, to whom mountain bikers should yield. Also, as it is USFS public land, exercise appropriate caution during hunting seasons. There is a $5 per car per day parking fee to the USFS for parking at the large lot in the center of the system. As for signage, once one is out on the trails, the markings are very simple slender signs with a color code (hence "red" for this one) and a number, in this case 240. It's recommended to take the map available on the NW Georgia SORBA website.

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Brian Hard

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Where Saddlehorn splits from East Armuchee.  Can't go wrong either way.
May 23, 2015 near Trion, GA
Typical scenery along the lower limb of East Armuchee trail.
May 23, 2015 near Trion, GA

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Jun 15, 2019
Lost Justpastnowhere
Oct 8, 2016
Kevin Morris
Starts off with an up hill them a fast and fun down hill 5.7mi