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Athens 441 Trail

Average Rating:    (3.81 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 21

Not much in the way of big hills but highly technical with tons of 3-5 dropoffs, sharp switchbacks, tight trails, tough rock gardens and one very nice 20-25 foot drop-in. I have only ridden the first two sections (about 6 miles) but there is more along the power lines, I am told. Definitely not for beginners although a good place to hone technical skills. One section has 5 3-5 foot dropoffs in a row and is quite an entertaining little series of jump opportunities/break your bike and neck opportunities. Not much room to build up speed and a few rock gardens and vertical uphill spots that only a select few can conquer without dabbing a toe or two. I got a stick in the eye, stabbed in the leg with my own skewer, and nearly lost my lunch. It was awesome.
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Latitude
33.92121253626433
Longitude
-83.407301902771
Trail Directions
At the juncture of the Athens loop and 441 North, go north about 1 mile and Dixie Gas is on the right. Park in their lot and the trailhead is right there.
Trail Length
??? at least 10 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Athens
   


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Review Date
June 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: savant73 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is still here, it is just a little hard to find. If you take the loop, it is exit 12 towards Commerce and will be on the right side about a mile past the loop. You can start at the gas station that is across the street from the bulldog inn or there is a little dirt parking lot a little farther on the right. It is a great trail and I have been doing a little maintenance, so it is ready to ride.



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Review Date
September 17, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: d365 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great little trail. It's hard to follow and has been cut up into 4 sections by developement, but it is there. The map is wrong. The trail is on the north side of Athens..... 441 North



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Review Date
August 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: recondaddy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Went out there tonight. Could not find the trail, anywhere. There has been major construction in that area, so possibly, it does not exist anymore.

I traveled Timothy Road at least three times, looking for any gas station at all but had no luck, whatsoever. There are NO gas stations within several miles of the intersection. The map shows the trailhead beginning just northeast of Autumnwood Trail. There are nothing but houses in the location shown.

Very frustrating.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hawkes Farm Trail, Mitchell Bridge Trail (Ben Burton Park)



Comments
d365 (09/17/2007)
You were at 441 south...... go around the loop to 441 north. You're on the wrong side of Athens
adamfancher (02/04/2009)
This review is incorrect. I've ridden these trails semi monthly for the past 3 years, with the most recent being 3 days ago. They are still there. In fact, there's been a ton of recent maintenance to the bowl/gravity area. There are 4 or 5 new jumps, a new wall ride, 2 new berms, and several other cool new features.
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Review Date
November 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: meat1970 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
it was great. the second time i rode it it was even better. just watch out for the dog walkers almost kamakazi one. this is a great ride that is real close. lets all help and keep it for us. it has everything you need for trail riding. give me a shout if we need maintenance on it(nemcovic@bellsouth.net).just ride it twice before u make a comment.

Recommended Route:
park at greenway on MLK blvd and pedal around to gate by grainger. go thru gate and your on sandy creek dr. go across rode and enter trail take left trail at fork then you will see cut thru on left thru kudzoo field and then at end go across to power lines which is second part then go back up power lines to third part. real easy thats why you have to go twice to figure it out. real easy to get lost on first time.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ocenee heritage, ft. yargo, mitchell bridge,



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Review Date
March 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: photobrett13 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a messed up trail. Seriously, don't bother riding it. It's all in pieces and doesn't really flow that well. The 3-5 foot drops are deceptive.. you only get them going one way, plus the trail is so twisted up on itself you can't carry any speed anyways.
Just a note too.. Do NOT go into the kudzoo field unless you really know where you're going. Otherwise you will literally end up riding over a garbage dump,, and I nearly broke my ankle doing so.
The "Freeride park" sounds promising on this trail. I didn't make it back that far, but it would be worth taking a look at. I also didn't have my FR bike anyway. SO my only recommendation would be to skip the first part, meaning don't park at the gas station, but go down the next road on the right, and park down there somewhere and head back to the freeride stuff. Don't bother with the rest.

Recommended Route:
Just don't go into the kudzoo field. Skip the entire "first section" and go to the freeride stuff if anything.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
SKIP this trail and go to Heritage Park, Hawkes Creek Farm, Atlanta Olympic course, or even the Birchmore trail in Athens (just watch out for hikers).



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