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Charleston Park

Intermediate

Trail

10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer out and back
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

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

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Justin KLINE

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

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Overview

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.

Description

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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Apr 24, 2020
Rosemary Milan
Feb 29, 2020
Will Harris
The bridge on the access trail is flooded. Had to wade through 2-3ft of water to get to the trails. A couple of fallen trees on the outer loop. 5.1mi — 1h 15m
Feb 15, 2020
Mason Pritchard
Oct 20, 2019
Chris Kozma
3.9mi
Aug 17, 2019
Chuck Riegel
10.9mi — 1h 38m
Jun 16, 2019
Nina Perea
May 6, 2019
Stephen Ballow
0h 54m
Apr 26, 2019
Stephen Ballow

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  3.9 from 48 votes

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Photos

First bridge flooded 2/25/19
Feb 25, 2019 near Cumming, GA
Bridge to Charleston Inner Loop.
Nov 14, 2016 near Cumming, GA
Awesome rooty extension loop, perfect for skills practice!
Aug 10, 2015 near Cumming, GA
view of the lake
Apr 20, 2018 near Cumming, GA
Charleston Park MTB Trail
Jan 9, 2015 near Cumming, GA

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