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Ridgeline Trail

Very Difficult
 4.2 (5)

This extremely challenging singletrack connects Donahue Road to Bear Mountain via Hanging Mountain.


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5.1

Miles

8.1

KM

Singletrack

2,274' 693 m

High

1,164' 355 m

Low

1,624' 495 m

Up

515' 157 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

The land is closed during deer & bear firearms seasons (see hunting regulations here). During deer archery and turkey season, the land is closed until after 10:00 a.m.

You'll need a GA hunting or fishing license to use the property at any time, even if you're not hunting. Any license or permit can be purchased here.

Description

This is an extremely difficult and remote singletrack featuring long, steep, and rocky climbs, rock gardens, and challenging downhills. Unless you are a cardiovascular mutant AND possess world-class climbing/technical skills, be prepared to hike-a-bike. Know your limits. Medical help is a long ways off. Check your GPS or the MTB Project mobile app often, as the trail is not well marked and it's easy to miss a turn, especially in the rock gardens. There's no telling where you might end up if you miss one. Maintenance is minimal. Downed trees regularly fall across the trail. Consider stopping to push some aside (it's a great excuse to catch your breath.)

As you near Bear Mountain, there is a large patch of downed trees covering the trail. A new trail is starting to form on the north/west side of the blockage.

Contacts

Shared By:

Thom Cerny

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#153

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#8,288

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Good video of Ridgeline Trail (some folks call it Hog's back")
Jan 28, 2021 near Rydal, GA
Shredding the rocks
Mar 8, 2019 near Rydal, GA
Yep, that's the trail!
May 14, 2018 near Rydal, GA
Especially difficult rock section
Mar 11, 2018 near Rydal, GA
Top of the mountain.
Feb 8, 2019 near Rydal, GA
Trail intersection on top of Hanging Mountain (stay right for easier descent)
Mar 15, 2018 near Rydal, GA

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