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Cochran Mill

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Horse trails. Level and flat near the creeks. Rocky and slightly steeper on the hill sides. Some mud after rains (duh) but your tire marks may be the only ones out there. The trails have been used mostly by horsey people till now. Sunday I rode for two hours with my dogs and did not see another cyclist on the trails. Did see deer tracks, water fall, enough woods to get severely lost. There are numerous places where a 'get off' is necessary for me due to fallen logs or technical rocky/rooty areas. The beauty of the place is that it is untamed and large and close to town.
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Latitude
33.57973093125613
Longitude
-84.72587585449219
Trail Directions
Take the South Fulton Parkway from 285. When the Parkway ends, turn right. Turn left at the first STOP sign. Park at in the parking area on the right.
Trail Length
7 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Douglasville/South Fulton
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 12, 2016

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mtbtrailrider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Over the past few years, many hours of work have been put into this trail system by a great group of people...and it has now become one of the best mountain bike trail systems on the south side of Atlanta. While it is still multi-use trails, mountain bikers are the main users of these trails. The trails range from smooth and flowy with some climbing (the yellow trail) to steeper rockier climbs (red trail). There are about 18 miles of trails that make up Cochran Mill and they are well maintained.

Recommended Route:
For easy/intermediate...the yellow trail.
For intermediate...the red trail (its a little more technical than the yellow trail)



Comments
mtbtrailrider (11/12/2016)
Forgot to mention...there is a parking fee of $5, but you can pay with a credit card at the kiosk. You can also get a year pass (calendar year, not year from the day you purchase) that costs $25. The trails are only open during the day.
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Review Date
March 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Pete , from Palmetto, GA 30268

Summary:
To start with only ride these trails when it is dry and has been dry for a long time. When the area is wet I would give it a 1 but I am giving it a dry rating. There are trails on both sides of the road. There are two types of trails in this area wide and flat and technical horse trails. To get to the best trails fallow the dirt road that goes past the parking area. Go until there is a foot bridge and trail the trail on the right just to the other side of the bridge. Once in the big field go to the far end and look for a small trail that may have a sign with an H on it. Follow this trail untill you cross the big creek. From here the trail makes a circle but it is best to go right up the hill. This trail leads to the best water fall in the area. There are many ATV trails out side of park property that can be riden, but it is best to stay off of them, trust me.

Recommended Route:
The other route is for people coming from Atlanta. To get to this area from south of Atlanta(Newnan)exit I-85 at exit 56. Go towards Palmetto and turn right onto Hwy29. Go into town of Palmetto, and turn left at red light in center of town and stay to the left until you get to Hutcheson Fy RD and bear right. Go less than 2 miles and turn right onto Cochran Mill Road. You will see the park after a few miles into the middle of no where.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are no other legal trails in this area



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Review Date
March 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Beavis , from Atlanta, GA

Summary:
After posting my review, I did a search for CMP. The top item was an article showing that the local municipalities were campaigning to use 350 acres of this area for a reservoir. Classic development ignorance in action.
Anyway, go ride. For tomorrow, you might not be able to.

Recommended Route:
Updated directions:From Atlanta:
I-85 South to Exit 69 (Old National/South Fulton Parkway). Stay left and follow South Fulton Pkwy. approximately 15 miles until it ends. Turn right onto Rivertown Road. Follow Rivertown about 2 miles to first stop sign. Turn left onto Cochran Mill Road. The Park is 1000 yards on the right.



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