Bear Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 6th most popular mountain bike trail in Georgia.

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Northwest of Ellijay in the Chattahoochee Forest, the Bear Creek Trail is a great 10 mile singletrack mountain bike loop along a nice stream through poplars.

To reach the Bear Creek trailhead from Ellijay, head west on SR52 to milepost 8 and proceed northwest on CR65 (a.k.a. FS90). At FS68, go north for 2 miles to parking area just past Barnes Creek Falls. The route starts out by following Barnes Creek Road east to the Bear Creek Trail.

Overall, Bear Creek Trail is the 6th most popular mountain bike trail of all 20 mountain biking rides in Georgia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Bear Creek Trail including Amicalola Falls Trail, Bull Mountain Trail, Unicoi Mountain Bike Trail, North Pocket, Fort Mountain State Park and Tallulah Gorge State ParkStonewall Falls.

Bear Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Chattahoochee National Forest (404) 536-0541; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446; Mountaintown Outdor Expeditions, Elijay (706) 635-2524; Cartecay River Bikes (888) 276-2453.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Overland Trail Cabins (706) 276-2211

Luxury Loding:  Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Cabins, Ellijay (706) 698-2865

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.681, -84.45

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  11/20/2016

ID:  6031

Bear Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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