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Callaway Gardens

Average Rating:    (2.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Paved, wavey, some small hills
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Latitude
32.83459674730076
Longitude
-84.86080169677734
Trail Directions
Inside Callaway Gardens, 75 South of Atlanta, or 2 hours drive
Trail Length
11-13 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Pine Mountain
   


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Review Date
August 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: spartanbiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a urban warrior's dream trail. Paved throughout for about 11 miles. It runs through the woods at Callaway crossing 12 bridges. It circles some 3-4 lakes and ponds in the park. There is a quick 1/2 mile downhill run from back of the Butterfly House toward the Sibley Center that winds along an old mill race. Warning: idiot childern are given a rental bike by doting parents and will make a sharp turn left at your approch without reason. The best weekend time to ride these trails is to get there when the gates open at 7:30. The buildings will not open until 10:00 which is also the stated opening time in park brochures. That means you will have the roads and trails to yourself until 10:00 on Saturday and 1:00 on Sundays when the "Fish" people show up after church. Otherwise don't expect a lot and you won't be dissapointed. Suggest you take a camera and go around Easter for the azelias and tulip displays.

Recommended Route:
Get a map at the entrance booth.



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Review Date
January 7, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Vizzutti ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My main motivation for reviewing this is to let you know that the entrance fee is about $12 for bikers, however, you can get in free if you tell the gate attendant that you are eating there. Be forewarned that the food is expensive, so just eat a token amount there (a burger) so you aren't lying. I ate $14 worth of junk food, but then again that was my main source of carbs for a century.

Recommended Route:
Frankly, a road bike is more fun here if riding on the roads. Although, an easy mountain bike ride on their walking/biking trails is very pretty in the springtime. They do rent bikes there, but bring your own if you ride much at all. Aerobic effort depends on how hard you make it. The trails are nice enough in themselves, but the real appeal is in the buildings and structures (golf course, butterfly house, circus in the summertime, church, Christmas lights in December).



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Review Date
December 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Steven , from Woodstock

Summary:
Wanted to reply to the inquiry about the trail concerning the race they put on. I rode in the race for the first time november 11th of this year. I did a pre ride the day before and found the first 1-2 miles a bit of downhill and a LOT of gravel doubletrack. Between mile 2-4 I was climbing a lot...not really steap climbs...but gradual ones..the rest of the race was really FAST downhill. there were a lot of bumps that allowed for some great hops...found myself turning corners on a hop at 27 mph in the air...it was great...you should enter the race next year!!

Recommended Route:
On the rode

Other recommended trails in the same area:
nothing in that area..however, Blankets Creek in Woodstock is incredible! Also enjoy the IHP along with Yellow River.



Comments
KPVSR (04/06/2007)
The race trail is separate from the bike trail in the park. The race trail is only open for riding the day before and the day of the race.
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Review Date
August 31, 1999

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mbike0014 , from Ga

Summary:
It is very scenic but it shouldnt be posted on this site because this site is for mountain bike trails.
This is a good trail for families but i wouldnt recomend it to any one unless they are looking for paved trails or scenic trails or endurance rides.

Recommended Route:
All

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none



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Review Date
August 14, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Sue , from Gwinnett

Summary:
Some of us want trails they can enjoy with their children - they need an easygoing introduction to biking... this is the best Georgia has to offer for families. I'd like to hear about more trails like this one so our kids can have fun before moving on to more serious adventures.

Recommended Route:
All of it!



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