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Fort Benning MTB Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (17) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The best singletrack in Columbus, GA - hard packed and flowing!


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Map Key

9.1

Miles

14.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

448' 136 m

High

277' 84 m

Low

658' 201 m

Up

658' 201 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This trail combines interval climbing with flowing flat and downhill sections. The surface is mostly hard packed with several rootier sections. Because of the surface of Ft Benning, the trail drains great and is normally rideable with in 48 hrs of even the heaviest rainstorms.

Need to Know

If you do not hold a military/retired or DOD civilian ID, you'll have to get a visitor pass to enter Ft. Benning.

There are two parking locations:

To get to the Golf course parking area, enter the main gate, stay on Dixie Hwy towards the main post and take a right at the Golf course (1st Div Road). The parking is about 200 yards up on the right.

To get to the Stowers parking area, again you must enter through the main gate, stay right on Dixie Hwy towards main post, take a right on 1st Cavalry Division road (Bouton Hts Housing area) and follow it down to the intersection of Stowers. The parking is on the corner (this parking area is primary on weekends).

Though the map and the trail are easy to follow, there are organized rides every SAT and SUN (weather dependent). Saturday rides are in the morning, and Sunday rides (Dirt Church) are in the afternoon. To see exact times, please follow the Fort Benning Mountain Bike Trail Facebook Page.

Description

Fort Benning MTB Trail is a hand built, 18 inch wide singletrack with 98% of the trail being covered. This trail has everything from fast flowing downhills to short interval climbs with several man-made and natural technical features, including several 12" plus log overs.

One of the main features of the trail is the downsloping bridge and a wood jump section. The two jumps are for more ad level riders and there is a ride around.

The Fort Benning MTB Trail is ridden counter clockwise from either parking lot. Major turns are marked by red 4x4 posts with directional arrows.

If you are an MTB purist, this is the trail for you, currently at 9.5 miles with plans for 10 more in the future.

Contacts

Land Manager: Fort Benning

Shared By:

samuel stroud

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 17 votes

#1

in Columbus

#1432

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  4.0 from 17 votes
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Photos

Stower's Loop
Feb 2, 2015 near Columbus, GA
Progressive wood jumps
Feb 2, 2015 near Columbus, GA
Stower's loop
Feb 2, 2015 near Columbus, GA
Progressive wood jumps on Ft Benning MTB Trail
Feb 2, 2015 near Columbus, GA
Stowers Parking Area
Feb 2, 2015 near Columbus, GA
Stower's loop trailhead
Feb 2, 2015 near Columbus, GA

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Mar 20, 2020
Derick D
6.7mi
Feb 2, 2020
Mason Collier
5mi
Oct 8, 2019
Richard Schmiedeke
The rootiest trail I have ridden! Design is good and very well marked but the trail is essentially worn out. Not fun! Won't be back!
Jun 19, 2019
Shawn Trahan
May 14, 2019
John Budd
Main loop. Ride this all the time; great after work ride. 7.5mi — 1h 08m
Mar 1, 2019
Michael A
Clean trail , flowing singletrack , a lot of fun 7mi
Jan 6, 2019
Mike LaDuke
Dried out after recent rains but SOOOO many leaves making trail slick and tough to follow 4.2mi
Dec 8, 2018
Tim Paul
6.7mi