MTB Project Logo

blue Charleston Park

  4.0 ( 41 )

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store


10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer out and back


Ascent: 474' 145 m
Descent: -474' -145 m
High: 1,179' 359 m
Low: 1,089' 332 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)


Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Justin KLINE

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store


Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

All Clear 20 days ago See History

Popular rides nearby

Biked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

The trail by the water with everything you could want in a trail!!!

Justin KLINE

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-


Two laps through Charleston Park's Inner Loop and Outer Loop.

Need to Know

The trails at Charleston Park are directional and switch depending on the day. Please click HERE for a PDF map of the park and a schedule of directionality.


This ride includes two laps of the trails at Charleston Park. You could easily do just one, or more!

Head out from the designated parking lot and cross the main road. You take a short path (Access Trail - Charleston Park) down to the new bridge that was just finished. Here you make the choice of left or right depending on the day as the direction of the trail is determined by the day. I will go through going clockwise. You take a quick little switchback and start pedaling through some rather easy singletrack with a few climbs and quick downhills.

This leads you to the double bridge crossing and the junction of Inner Loop and Outer Loop. Continue on to Outer Loop and take the first big climb. At the top you begin probably the most fun downhill section of the entire trail. It will end you at the furthest point out on the trail with a great view of the lake.

You'll then begin a slow climb though some windy singletrack to the halfway point that you can distinguish by some fast sweeping switchbacks. Here you start hauling through some fast singletrack with a log obstacle in a tight turn, and this essentially takes you back out to the point from which you just came. You'll end up coming back again and hitting the bottoms. Here is a bypass that you can switch the rooty swamp section or head through it.

Heading to the rooty swamp section is fun but very technical and challenging. The swamp section leads to a long straightaway the links into a rocky section that provides a nice little downhill and a challenging little climb. You'll work your way up a few short climbs that lead you to the next downhill that is a thriller. Fast turns with a good tree to make things hurt if you take it wrong.

You'll be back at the double bridge crossing. Here you link back in to Inner Loop. There are a few climbs and a log or skinny to ride. Then you'll be almost back home. Right before the main bridge there is a connector to keep rolling on more laps or back to the parking


Rate This Featured Ride

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Check In


Mar 30, 2019
Gerry Conway
Feb 25, 2019
Kelly Cooper
First bridge is flooded. Water is at least 1.5-2 feet deep on either side of the bridge 0.5mi
Nov 3, 2018
Chuck Riegel
10mi — 1h 15m
Nov 2, 2018
Nina Perea
Oct 14, 2018
Igor Leao
Oct 13, 2018
Cody Bullis
Yeah, that was really my time. Don't judge me. I was sweating out bad decisions from the night before. and then I ate a proper breakfast of bacon a… 5.5mi
Sep 20, 2018
Ricardo Soliman
Great trail for beginners.
Sep 1, 2018
Srinivas Kasaraneni

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 41 votes


  4.0 from 41 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star


in Georgia


106 Views Last Month
6,191 Since Jan 12, 2015
Intermediate Intermediate



MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter