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Berry HOD Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.4 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Some of Berry's finest trails; good mix of long climbs and technical downhills.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

40%

Singletrack

1,526' 465 m

High

741' 226 m

Low

868' 265 m

Up

890' 271 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

This loop connects debatably the best trails that Berry has to offer. The ride starts at the trailhead for the House o' Dreams, which has parking at the Friendship dorm.

Description

Follow the gravel road a few miles up the mountain, which is a long gradual climb. This first climb is part of Hurtin' Gator and the House o' Dreams climb. At the top is the House o' Dreams, a highlight of Berry. There is a nice view of the college and surrounding countryside, so soak it in before you begin the downhill.

If you go past the house to the swing set, there is a sign that says "Bike Trail." Follow this trail for a while, it contains some technical, rocky downhill. This segment is the House o' Dreams downhill.

At the bottom, there is a three-way fork; immediately take the sharp left to go downhill for a mile or so on a fire road. This segment is part of a trail called The Post. Once you get to the black gate, take a right onto the singletrack Reservoir Connector and a right at the fork. This goes downhill and meets up at the reservoir.

Take a left onto the reservoir path (Mountain Goat) and follow it until you get on the paved road past the Old Mill. Follow the road until you get to the Friendship dorm. This completes the loop.

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Luke Stubbs

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 5 votes

#3096

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Photos

At the top, cool arch and sitting area.
Mar 9, 2020 near Shannon, GA
A snow day on Ol' Martha made for a fantastic ride!
Feb 25, 2017 near Rome, GA
Roller Coaster End | Turn Around Section
Nov 29, 2020 near Rome, GA
Friendship Hall - Where the parking lot for the beginning of the trail is.
Oct 3, 2018 near Rome, GA

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Nov 23, 2020
Nathan Jones
Beautiful fall ride! I was in the area and decided to check it out. Scenery is 5 stars; fire roads are great; singletrack is just ok. Would defi… 7.1mi — 1h 20m
Sep 22, 2020
Connor Ryan
Jumps right into it Ol' Martha is fun but a bit challenging. Reservoir Connector was a lot of fun and a fast ride, however, u have to pay attention.
Nov 10, 2019
Andrew Dempse
Jun 29, 2019
Wil Alan
7.2mi
Mar 24, 2019
Parker Radford
7.1mi — 1h 15m
Dec 29, 2018
Justin Cooper