Carters Lake For Mountain Biking

The 7th most popular mountain bike trail in Georgia.

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Located southwest of Ellijay off SR76, an all singletrack mountain bike loop (5.6 mi.) rolls the ridges around Carters Lake Ridgeway Recreation Area. Riders pass through mountain vegetation along high ridges that overlook deep clear water, then descend to cross small creeks. Trail features include a mixture of singletrack and narrow logging roads along with challenging climbs, stream crossings and technical downhills. Orange trail marker posts are easy to follow with arrows pointing the direction along the entire loop.

Overall, Carters Lake is the 7th most popular mountain bike trail of all 20 mountain biking rides in Georgia. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Carters Lake including Amicalola Falls Trail, Bear Creek Trail, Bull Mountain Trail, Unicoi Mountain Bike Trail, North Pocket and Fort Mountain State ParkTallulah Gorge State Park.

Carters Lake 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:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS Carters Lake CG

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:  6/23/2016

ID:  6033

Carters Lake Mountain Biking Map


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