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Bartram Red Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

10.5 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 908' 277 m
Descent: -906' -276 m
High: 496' 151 m
Low: 342' 104 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Off-leash
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Trail shared by Tom Glover

Everything but the kitchen sink! That's what the Red Loop at Bartram Forest throws at you.

Tom Glover

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Beginner friendly trails, ponds, pavilion are all on the property for family use.

Trails are open during daylight hours. No motorized vehicles, alcohol, camping or open fires allowed on the property.

Description

The Bartram Red Loop throws it all at you, providing 10.4 miles of fun (and a little climbing). If you ride the loop counter-clockwise (as mapped), you'll take a right after the gate at the trailhead parking and follow the gravel road until you see the first waypoint marker on your left. The trail starts out with a 1.0 mile easy climb on the John Muir Trail, an old forest road that is grown over into wide singletrack in most sections.

From there, you'll ride mostly singletrack for the rest of the lap, with only a few short forest road sections. The loop ends with one mile of technical singletrack with short steep pitches, rocks, and roots, but nothing an intermediate mountain biker can't handle. The exit follows a 0.4 miles climb back up the parking lot.

When riding the loop in a clockwise direction, the first 0.4 miles downhill section is a complete blast with flowing turns and even a few jumps thrown in. And finishing with the super fast John Muir Trail is the icing on the cake for riding in that direction.

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ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

Contacts

Local Club: Bike Walk Baldwin

Jan 19, 2017: Hello world!

Land Manager: Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC)

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Pavilion at Bartram.
Jan 23, 2018 near Hardwick, GA
The Fire Cracker Trail is a fast downhill (or painful climb) that leaves out from the trailhead. There are a few jumps along the trail (with more to come soon).
Jan 23, 2018 near Hardwick, GA
One of the two ponds at Bartram. This one is near the trailhead and the pavilion.
Jan 23, 2018 near Hardwick, GA
Bartram Trailhead
Jan 21, 2018 near Hardwick, GA
Old school singletrack along Reedy Creek on Bud's Loop.
Jan 23, 2018 near Hardwick, GA
New power line climb trail. It's either 0.6 miles of downhill thrill or 0.6 miles of uphill pain...
Jan 23, 2018 near Hardwick, GA

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