The park's singletrack trails are often closed following rain. Please visit mtbatlanta.com for trail status before heading out.
Need to Know
Do not park at the school - there is no trail access. You must ride in from the main Allatoona Creek Park parking lot using the Fern Gully Connector
. Fern Gully is only open February - August. There is NO access to the Fern Gully trailhead during bow hunting season (September - January.)
Part of the Allatoona Creek Mountain Bike Trails System, Fern Gully was originally built by Boy Scouts in the late 1990's, then renovated and lengthened by SORBA West Georgia volunteers in February - May 2022.
It is a largely hand-built trail with a beautiful path along the creek, a short, steep, rock slab climb, off-camber sections, root/rock gardens, the "toilet bowl" climb and fast downhills. Those on foot should travel in the opposite direction of cyclists.
The trail also provides access to outdoor classrooms at the top of the hill. Although these don't seem to be used any more, riders should be especially cautious for the possible presence of children, as the schools adjacent to the trail have been known to use sections of it (albeit rarely) during and after school hours, and children may not always follow that day's foot traffic direction.
The trail direction changes daily so check the sign at the trailhead. The trail may close due to wet conditions. Please check mtbatlanta.com for trail status.
Shared By: Thom Cerny
by Brandon Foy