Dirty Sheets Gravel Loop
ElevationAscent: 916' 279 m
Descent: -919' -280 m
High: 1,005' 306 m
Low: 741' 226 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
“This loop provides an escape from Atlanta traffic to grind some gravel!”— Pete Edmondson
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
This is the largest and closest gravel ride to the Atlanta Metro area. The route features approximately 90% gravel and 10% paved road, most of which is at the very beginning.
The best route is to knock out the paved section first by turning right out of the parking lot and traveling uphill on paved Cochran Mill Road. It is recommended you download and follow the gpx file or use the MTB Project mobile app on your first ride, as there are several intersecting gravel roads you'll pass.
When you reach South Fulton Parkway, at around mile 12, turn to the left and go around the gate, then cut through the trees and follow the shoulder of South Fulton Parkway downhill for two-tenths of a mile to paved Garrett's Fy on the right (the SORBA Atlanta chapter is in talks with the City of Chattahoochee Hills to install a gate here).
After passing Rico Park, you'll be on gated Upper Wooten Road. This is a public trail but is surrounded by private property, please stay on the road surface. This section of trail can sometimes be wet, hence the direction described here, which only risks getting wet at the very end of the ride.
If all out-and-back gravel roads are taken, you'll increase your ride to 33 miles.
Take the short, side trip to Serenbe for lunch or coffee at the Blue Eyed Daisy.
Why is it called Dirty Sheets? This area is very popular with road riders in Metro Atlanta and is know as Silk Sheets. The gravel version of this ride is obviously the dirty sheets.
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