Though surprising to some, the Atlanta metro area actually offers a robust network of diverse mountain biking trails. Intown mountain biking can be found at Sope Creek and Cochran Shoals. Both of these trails are listed as intermediate for their short, steep hills. The terrain is groomed and primarily a mix of hard packed dirt.
Big Creek Park links up with the paved Big Creek Greenway in Roswell. With angled bridges, log rides, dirt jumps, and steep descents, you can make your ride as technical as you like.
The Taylor Randahl Memorial Bike Trails at Olde Rope Mill Park are great for both beginners and advanced riders alike. The 15 miles of trail vary from beginner to advanced, and terrain can be a mix of packed dirt, mud, clay, and sand.
The House of Dreams Trail is a true “ditch the city experience” with a 10-mile trail that boasts spectacular mountain and ridgeline views along with some heart pumping climbing and technical, fast-paced downhill action.
Another favorite north of the city is the Mulberry Gap Trail, particularly the Bear Creek / Pinhoti 1 / Pinhoti 2 loop, which is 19 miles long with approximately 3,000 feet of climbing.