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Charleston Park

 26 votes


10.3 Miles 16.5 Kilometers




564' 172 m


-564' -172 m



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Max Grade (6°)

1,182' 360 m


1,085' 331 m



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

Justin KLINE


Two laps through Charleston Park's Inner Loop and Outer Loop.
Dogs: Off-leash

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


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Dec 30, 2017
Chris Cheli
Dec 28, 2017
Michael Goetschl
Dec 2, 2017
Michael Prior
Cool trail but not as flowy as I expected. Scenic parts give you nice views of the lake. 5.4mi
Nov 5, 2017
Scott Sather
Nov 5, 2017
Chris Cheli
Nov 1, 2017
Bill Christian
Very unexpected. This trail is a lot of fun with quick ups and downs and a lot of flow in the outer loop. Definitely a trail to ride in North GA — 2h 00m
Oct 14, 2017
Ben Alterman
Oct 12, 2017
William Warren-Aliff

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