Blankets Creek Full Tour
ElevationAscent: 1,035' 316 m
Descent: -1,041' -317 m
High: 1,031' 314 m
Low: 854' 260 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“Blankets Creek has everything including gravity and flow; an excellent choice in the Atlanta area”— Leslie Kehmeier
To round out the trails, there is also a skills area near the trailhead. Head right on Mosquito Flats to find it.
Quehl Holler is downhill only.
Blankets Creek is multi-use and hikers will be traveling in the opposite direction of mountain bikers.
At the end of Van Michael, continue of Mosquito Bite to the four way intersection. Bear right to cross the creek and pass the bottom of Quehl Holler. Dwelling Loop starts just beyond here. Enter the trail on the right.
Dwelling Loop is a great intermediate trail with longer, mellow climbs and descents. The route has a more open corridor with a few tight tree gates. The route is fairly smooth with some roots and a few rocks. Riders will get into a good rhythm following the contour of the hillside above Allatoona Lake.
When finished with Dwelling Loop, pedal behind the big wooden wall ride to catch Shultz's Chute. Continue up to South Loop from here.
South Loop is a yet another unique experience at Blankets Creek. It's a bit rough around the edges and definitely feels like 'old school' singletrack. Stay to the right to continue with the counter-clockwise direction of travel.
The part of the ride starts and ends with tight sections in the dense pines. Throughout the loop there are plenty of short punchy climbs complemented by challenging rocks and roots. It's the kind of trail that keeps you on your toes and dancing on your pedals the entire way through.
You'll exit South Loop very close to the the start. Now for the finale!
Roll up to the top of Quehl Holler and get ready for a quick hit of gravity. Here you'll find berms, rollers and a giant wooden wall ride. Be mindful of your speed and bike handling here - getting up in the air is very possible here.
After a few sessions on Quehl Holler, finish the Blankets Creek ride by heading out to the four-way intersection and bearing right on Mosquito Flats for an easy pedal back to the trailhead.
Local Club: SORBA - Woodstock
Oct 29, 2018: Monthly Social Ride This Saturday
Oct 2, 2018: Blankets Creek Closed on Saturday, October 6
Land Manager: City of Woodstock, GA - Parks and Recreation