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Dirty Sheets Gravel Loop

 4.7 (12)

20.7 Miles 33.4 Kilometers



916' 279 m


-919' -280 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (3°)

1,005' 306 m


741' 226 m


Shared By Pete Edmondson


All Clear 79 days ago
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This loop provides an escape from Atlanta traffic to grind some gravel!

Pete Edmondson

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Roads are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Cochran Mill parking lot closes at dark. Night riders should park in Serenbe.


Great gravel ride for when the trails are wet. This route follows all existing roads though some are gated. There is no singletrack but it does parallel singletrack in Cochran Mill Park. Great route for XC bikes.

Need to Know

$5 to park at Cochran Mill Park. Bring your family and they can visit the animals at the nature center while you ride $2.


If Cochran Mill's trails are wet, please consider this route.

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.

Other options:
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.

History & Background

Pick up a pamphlet at parks kiosks.


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Oct 6, 2018
Adameck Collazo
Sep 23, 2018
Alex Trautman
Jun 24, 2018
Ellen Ray
Apr 29, 2018
Richard Patterson
Apr 2, 2018
John Robertson
Plenty of stops for navigation checks and water 20.7mi
Feb 6, 2018
Nick Lamb
20mi — 1h 30m
Nov 18, 2017
Robert Miller
May 16, 2017
Jim ONeil
Nice solo ride today. Downloaded the track to my Edge 500, easy to follow. The bridge is out on Garretts Ferry Road, but easily passable on a bike. 19.7mi — 2h 10m

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