Today’s #SouthernSummerFun is actually a continuation of yesterday’s 20 Free Nature Centers & Preserves around Georgia. Family biking has become one of our favorite activities. But, not all trails are made for biking. Here are some easy Georgia mountain biking trails to enjoy, with your family, for free! Many of them are located at Nature Centers, Preserves and WMAs that also offer other ways to connect with Mother Earth.
Listed by city in alphabetical order, you can click the links to learn more about each location.
Acworth – Allatoona Creek Mountain Bike Park
Allatoona Creek is one of our favorites. You’ll find trails for many difficulty levels, here. In fact, the long flat path that leads to the different mountain biking loops is perfect for even the least experienced bikers. The, “Rusty Bucket,” loop is one of my 10 yr old’s most frequented trails and provides a good sampling of beginner mountain biking. There are also some longer, intermediate trails, “Turtleback,” and “Mason’s Bridge.”
5690 Old Stilesboro Road
Acworth, GA 30101
Canton – Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Park
This is another of our family’s frequented mountain biking parks. Blankets Creek provides a variety of trails for beginners thru intermediate & advanced. So, it’s a great place to get started and advance as you gain skill. At the beginning of the trail, there is a skills practice area with technical obstacles like board crossings, small rock gardens and small jumps. When you advance to the beginner trail, Mosquito Flats, you’ll ride a family-friendly scenic trail alongside the creek. The continuation of this trail, Mosquito Bite Loop, has a creek crossing & a couple wooden structures.
Canton, GA 30114
Cleveland – Chestatee WMA
There is not necessarily any specifically designated mountain biking trails at Chestatee. But, the unpaved roads winding through the forest is a great place to have a fun bike ride. There are also several waterfalls to be found in the area, lots of hiking and even primitive camping. This is a very beautiful, scenic area and you may also enjoy wading in the streams.
No specific address, find on Google Maps.
Jackson – Dauset Trails Nature Center
Dauset Trails Nature Center boasts over 20 miles of trails hiking & mountain biking trails for enthusiasts of any skill level. This is a family friendly nature center with a visitors center, live reptiles & animals, and a gift shop. You’ll also find restrooms & picnic tables. Read what 365 Atlanta Family had to say about Dauset Trails.
360 Mt Vernon Church Rd
Jackson, GA 30233
Lithonia – Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
The multi-use PATH trail provides a family-friendly biking experience. There bike racks along the way so you can enjoy hiking the many sidetrails only open to foot-traffic.
3787 Klondike Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
Milledgeville – Bartram Forest WMA
The Bartram Trail is near 27 miles long with about 6 and a half miles of easy, family-friendly biking before you reach the more advanced & technical portions of the trail.
No Specific address. Find on google maps.
Silver Comet Trail
The Silver Comet Trail is easy, paved and 61 miles long! There are many opportunities to ride sidetrails designed for mountain biking or hiking, that lead you meandering through forests & alongside creeks. However, many side trails are only open to foot traffic. It runs from Smyrna to Cedartown, near the GA/AL state line. Visit the link to find a map of parking locations and trail features.
Villa Rica – Clinton Nature Preserve
There are many trails winding through the woods, here. Some are very technical with lots of climbing. But, there are also paved roads, picnic area and playground.
8720 Ephesus Church Road
Villa Rica, GA