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Dauset Nature Center

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16.0 Miles 25.8 Kilometers



1,089' 332 m


-1,059' -323 m


734' 224 m


583' 178 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (8°)


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A good mix of technical and fast flowing sections beneath a hardwood forest

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Dauset Nature Center is a private preserve with the best trail system in middle Georgia. This route follows the recommended advanced route which covers most of the singletracks in the preserve. It's a great mix of rocky and rooty technical sections with short but fast flowing downhills. Hop onto the adjacent out-and-back Indian Springs Trail for an additional 6 miles of singletrack along Chief McIntosh Lake into Indian Springs State Park.
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Need to Know

All of the major intersections are well marked with numbers and large arrows show the recommended routes. This advanced route is signed with black arrows. In a few places, there are two black arrows with "1" or "2" on them pointing in different directions. In this case, follow the direction for the arrow with the number "1" the first time you pass and the arrow with the number "2" the second time around. (Makes sense, but not necessarily obvious the first time). Of course the best way to follow this route is to download the GPX from MTBProject.

The recommended intermediate route (blue arrows) follows markers 1 through 20 in order. It covers everything but Huff 'n Puff and is about 11.5 miles in length.

A beginner route (green arrows) is also signed following markers 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 11 -> 12 -> 18 -> 19 -> 20. It's about 3 miles total.


If there has been a recent downpour some sections may get muddy and slow but for the most part it drains well. Stick to the trail markers in order if you want to complete the whole system but it can be easily broken up due to a gravel road that runs in the middle of the park.

History & Background

The Dauset Nature Center was created by Hampton Daughtry in 1977 with the idea to set aside a preserve for the enjoyment of nature and hiking. In addition to the hiking and biking trails, the preserve features various gardens and exhibits of both farm and wild animals. (The wild have all been previously rescued from injuries but are not fit for rerelease into the wild.)


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Jun 11, 2017
Craig Thompson
May 20, 2017
Johnny Wilson
Road the Indian Springs Trail as well. 21mi
May 19, 2017
Craig Thompson
May 17, 2017
Craig Thompson
May 7, 2017
Craig Thompson
May 3, 2017
Mike Kaplan
Apr 15, 2017
Asher Gray
Good ride. Have built a new bridge and added a map and bench on the the trail at #8. 8mi
Nov 23, 2016
Chris Dutton

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Rode 14 miles here (Feb 13/2017) on a trip down to FL for work. Pretty fun overall, lots of flat turns without any berms. Good place to work on those turns as its pretty much all you have. Surprisingly the trail was covered in leaves, considering it was mid febuary. I guess its not ridden that much this time of year. If the trail was clean it would have likely been much more fun. Feb 16, 2017

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