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Turtle Back

Intermediate
 4.4 (26)

Fun, fast & flowing. Great trail for newer riders.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Singletrack

986' 301 m

High

881' 269 m

Low

375' 114 m

Up

379' 116 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Trails for all abilities, picnic area, great hiking.

Trail is open all year sunrise to sunset (weather permitting). No hunting is allowed in this area.

Description

Part of the Allatoona Creek Park Mountain Bike Trail System, Turtle Back was the park's first trail, opening on May 19, 2011. It was the first purpose-built mountain bike trail in Cobb County, and its success was a pivotal step in the sport's growth in West Georgia.

The loop is a fast flowing singletrack with fun features and a few tight turns thrown in to keep you on your toes. It is marked with green diamond shaped blazes nailed to trees. The trail includes several rock features, multiple bridges, berms and dips. Turtle Back Loop has beginner elevations with intermediate features making it a good choice for beginners with improved skills and conditioning.

Riding direction changes daily. Check signs at trailhead. Trail may close due to wet conditions. Please check the West Georgia IMBA page for trail status.

Contacts

Shared By:

Thom Cerny

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 26 votes

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Photos

This ain't for newbies.
Oct 23, 2014 near Acworth, GA
Allatoona rocks!
Jun 4, 2021 near Acworth, GA
Tour of Whipper Snapper features as of June 15, 2020
Jun 15, 2020 near Acworth, GA
Course added on to whipper snapper. Nice different sized jumps and drop offs.
Oct 21, 2017 near Acworth, GA
Rock Drop added January 2016
Jan 7, 2016 near Acworth, GA
Turtle Back Spur is first.  Whipper Snapper section starts at 1:38.
Sep 21, 2015 near Acworth, GA

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Jul 4, 2021
Michael Oneal III
Apr 19, 2021
Steve Williams
10.8 mph
Apr 4, 2021
Paul Krohnert
Mar 21, 2021
Paul Krohnert
Jan 17, 2021
Leigh Stadelmeier
Some muddy areas on turtle back 18mi — 1h 45m
Dec 22, 2020
Josh Mentzer
Nov 14, 2020
Andy Jake
Oct 25, 2020
Andrew Dempse