“This is ride consists of most of the trails accessible from the main parking area”
— Bryan Jackson
Night riding is only allowed on Monday and Thursday evenings with the organized SORBA group ride. Look up the chapter on Facebook to get more information.
If you race the GA State Championship Series or the SERC Series then this is a great training ground for you. Miles and miles of singletrack with ample roots and rocky features. Trails cross large granite sections that are all part of the same rock. The worlds largest piece of exposed granite.
There are is only 1 beginner trail here, Cricket. Mast trails that seem easy will have intermediate or difficult features. Some trails are a little eroded but all are rideable. Numerous fast flowy sections, moderate climbs and an overall intense workout.
Recently 100 feet of elevated trail have been added to the new Squirrel Terrace
trail making this trail even more interesting.
The new beginner trail "Cricket" has recently been added as well as a Map Kiosk.
Need to Know
If coming from I-20 the Post Road Shell station right off the highway is the last option for gas, food or drink. The preserve is about 5 minutes from I-20 Post Road exit. Park is open from Dawn to Dusk.
There are seemingly infinite number of ways to ride these trails. SORBA West Georgia just completed a trail signage project to accompany their new kiosk. The kiosk includes a map box so take one for your ride. All trail intersections now have a letter designation and trail name signs to help you navigate your way through the park.
The quickest way to fun is to ride down the road you drove in on. You'll pass a pond on your left and about 20 yards after that you'll see a singletrack trailhead on your left. Get on it and go. This is called The Nature Trail
and it's about a mile long and ends on the granite. Turn left and head right back into the woods on to Concrete Hill
. You'll pass a number of trail intersections. Feel free to explore them all. If you never cross the power lines then you'll always be within 1/2 a mile of the parking area. Be aware that there are 2 perpendicular sets of power lines and the parking area is the highest point in th e park so the way out is always up.
History & Background
There are several Civil War era cabins and farm structures hidden in the woods. The trails ride right by most of them but you'll need to cross the power lines and descend to the lower areas to see the best of them. The property was all previously owned by the Clinton family but was donated to the County as a forever wild area. Since then many trails have been cut through the woods to take advantage of all the terrain.