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Allatoona Winter Ride

Intermediate
 3.3 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Great way to still get in some 'Toona riding while most of the park is used for hunting.


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5.4

Miles

8.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

986' 300 m

High

887' 270 m

Low

300' 91 m

Up

303' 92 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

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The Winter Loop is open all year, sunrise to sunset (weather permitting). No hunting is allowed on these trails.

Overview

The Winter Loop (Turtle Back/Red Baron) is a fast, flowing singletrack trail with fun features to keep you on your toes. The loop includes several rock features, multiple bridges, berms and dips. Riding direction changes daily. Check signs at the trailhead. The trail may close due to wet conditions. Please check the West Georgia IMBA page for trail status.

Description

Bummed that Allatoona Creek Park mostly shuts down to mountain bikers in the winter? Try this loop to shake off the blues.

Turtle Back is great for beginners, with moderate hills and few technical challenges, but Red Baron is a bit more difficult and includes a number of manmade features (see videos). You can use an alternative line to get around them though. The most taxing unavoidable section is a 100-foot rock climb near the RC airfield.

Be sure to check out the SORBA West Georgia website as this loop is often used for organized night rides, usually on Tuesday nights. This is the only time night riding is allowed at ACP and riders must sign in and out with the ride leader.

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Shared By:

Thom Cerny

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Photos

This ain't for newbies.
Oct 23, 2014 near Acworth, GA
Rock Drop added January 2016
Jan 7, 2016 near Acworth, GA
Course added on to whipper snapper. Nice different sized jumps and drop offs.
Oct 21, 2017 near Acworth, GA
Tour of Whipper Snapper features as of June 15, 2020
Jun 15, 2020 near Acworth, GA
Turtle Back Spur is first.  Whipper Snapper section starts at 1:38.
Sep 21, 2015 near Acworth, GA
Know what you're getting yourself into!  If you can't ride this qualifying feature, don't enter.
Dec 7, 2016 near Acworth, GA

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Dec 6, 2020
Elroi Windsor
Nov 1, 2020
Jason Colick
8.9mi — 1h 08m
Aug 28, 2020
Sam Lewis
Only downside is some exits on turns aren't visible so it's hard to maintain speed. Small Downhills are fun but the rest feels like a moderate climb. 5.4mi — 0h 39m
Dec 26, 2018
Brian Kirkpatrick