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Main Paynes Creek Trail

 4.6 (23)

6.9 Miles 11.1 Kilometers


676' 206 m


-667' -203 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (8°)

803' 245 m


673' 205 m


Shared By Patrick Smith


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Fast and flowy.

Patrick Smith

Dogs Unknown

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  • The direction of travel for this trail alternates based on the day of the week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday head clockwise. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday head counter-clockwise.
  • Night riding is allowed, but the park closes at 10:00 p.m.


The trails are more or less a lollipop system with another lollipop offshoot from the main loop. You'll enter the trailhead and there will be a map board beside it. Upon getting to the split you'll see a sign telling you the direction for the day.

This is a brand new trail built in co-op between the Army Corp of Eng and IMBA. Multiple SORBA chapters helped put the finishing touches on this trail and it will only get faster as its ironed in. Super fast fun and very flowy is how I would describe this awesome new addition to the NEGA area. All the fun of FATS without the drive!


Local Club: SORBA - Athens

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Oct 6, 2018
Hannah M
fun and fast 6.9mi
Aug 19, 2018
Amy White
2 laps large loop 3 laps small. Fun flowy non-technical trails with a few climbs particularly on small loop. Rode w/ Kelli. 21.8mi — 3h 00m
Aug 12, 2018
Keith Allaman
Nice trail, no long, tough climbs. Needs some maintenance, 3 down trees. Excellent condition otherwise. 7mi — 0h 50m
Jul 19, 2018
Tom Enlow
Great ride. Large oaks down from wind on trail need chainsaw work. Fast, flowing. Will be back more and more. 9.8mi
May 27, 2018
Samuel Dobrozsi
Some small gulleys with mud, two trees down less than 1/10mi either direction from the trail entrance. 42.3mi — 4h 08m
Mar 29, 2018
Tim Hodsdon
Good condition. Fun trail! 7mi
Nov 25, 2017
Mark O'Neal
Nov 18, 2017
Chuck Coogler
2 laps main trail 12.7mi

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  4.6 from 23 votes


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Great ride. Bring your lungs. It will take as much speed as you can give it. Pumping all the rolling compressions is a blast, too. May 29, 2016
Fantastic ride. Lots of pedaling with short climbs (riding clockwise) and speedy downhills. The rolling section along the north side of the lake is a hoot! Fast and flowy as described. Jul 17, 2016
There were a couple of major trees down but for the most part it was a great trail. Jul 5, 2018

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