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Durhamtown Sportsman's Resort

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

New trail area in east Georgia near Lake Oconee out I-20 in Union Point GA. Durhamtown Sportsman's Resort has approximately 7,000 acres of property with 100 miles of trails, over half of which are one-way trails varying from smooth, two-lane sections to tight single-track with river bottoms, creek crossings, hills, fun decents. There is no other place like this in the area. It's about 35 miles SE of Athens. Also, Durhamtown has cabin rentals, tent camping, RV hook-ups, a 1,700 sq ft lodge with restaurant, bar, pool table, hot tub, big screen TV, DVD player and stereo. Cabins are air conditioned and some have bathrooms. Smaller cabins use a community bath. Bike wash is onsite. 27 acre lake for fishing. Skeet shooting, gun range, archery range, ATV rentals, dirtbike trails. No, this is not a joke. Not a hoax. It is an awesome new place about an hour and a half from Atlanta out I-20 past Lake Oconee near the town of Greensboro. Visit their website for all the info: www.geocities.com/durhamtownresort Email: durhamtownresort@aol.com Phone: 706-486-4603 Reservations requested. Buffet dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Latitude
33.748889
Longitude
-84.388056
Trail Directions
1.5 hours east of Atlanta out I-20 near Greensboro GA in Union Point. See our website for all info with map and directions.
Trail Length
50 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Atlanta/Greensboro
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kim Russell ,  Weekend Warrior , from Greenwood, SC

Summary:
Mostly an area for dirt bikes and ATVs, but they have a couple trails just for mountain bikes. You can ride on any trail really. One of the mountain bike only ones is a race course for an upcoming triathalon. It is about 15 miles total. Not bad in terms of climbs or descents, but several major obstacles-One drop off a 6 foot cliff into a ravine, a water crossing, and a hill that was so steep and muddy that we couldn't push our bikes up. (Had to carry them and climb up using trees for support.) Overall, it is a lot of fun. They do charge you 15$ a day to ride and you have to watch out for the motor bikes and ATVs at some intersections. I would recommend it. We did, however, get the impression that they don't get many mountiain bikers there.

Recommended Route:
Ask the head man there, Mike McCommon, to direct you where to go.



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Review Date
May 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Joshua , from Bethlehem, GA

Summary:
I've read about this place before so I decided to give them a call. I asked the person who answered if they had any mountain bike trails. He told me that they have 2. One is 15 miles long and the other is 14 and more advanced.
Great !!! I'll be there soon. *click* I made the 1.5 hour drive out there today to see what all the fuss is about. When I got to the registration area there were rednecks on ATVs everywhere. ... no big deal, I knew that it was mostly an ATV and Dirt Bike thing before I got there. I wandered around a bit until I found the bar/registration desk (really... complete with alcohol). I asked where the mountain bike Trail head was. The lady behind the counter looked at me like I was retarded. She said "I'm not sure, no one has ever asked me that. Lemme go find out." A few minutes later a rather large fellow came in and walked up to me. He told me that all the trails were really muddy since it rained 3 days ago. He told me that the trails I was looking for were designated for dirt bike and mountain bikes and that long sections of the trails were under about a foot of mud. He offered to take me to a section of trail that 'should' be dry. I asked him how long the trail was and his reply was "oh, about 2 and a half miles". I politely declined, went back to the car and left. It appears that they do have mountain bike specific trails in development right now according to their web site. Not sure when they'll be finished. Do yourself a favor find some place else to ride until they open the mtb only trails. You might enjoy this place if your bike has a motor on it and 4" wide knobbies.

Recommended Route:
um, back the way you came... at least until they finish the MTB trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This place is in the middle of nowhere. Closest trails are Conyers, Dauset trails (best one), and Heritage.



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Review Date
March 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: dsblue , from Duluth, Georgia USA

Summary:
This is a GREAT place to ride!!! Its full of lots of really cool obstacles that you can choose to ride or carry around... but why would you want to carry around? Great for all levels of riders!!!!! This is be the 2nd location for the FIRST EVER Xterra Races in Georgia on September 6. Sign up early via Active.com cause its going to sell out early!!!! This guy is working with SORBA on building LOTS of additional trails. He's working with a group to start holding some mtn. biking series. Spread the word cause this guy will build if we will come!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended Route:
Back trails by 27-acre lake. FUTURE SITE OF AN XTERRA RACE!!!



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Review Date
February 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Don , from Conyers, GA

Summary:
I see no one else has posted about this place. MAN if you have never been there I don't know what you are waiting on. This place has more trail mileage of all types than just about all other decent riding areas COMBINED. I stayed there 3 days a couple of weeks ago and didn't see the same trail the whole time. Uni-directional trails, creek crossings, smooth stuff, difficult stuff, you name it, it's there. It's only about 30 miles south of Athens too for all you gear-heads. The trails are so huge you don't even care that they have other vehicles out there. They are ONE-WAY trails! I'm telling you, you are missing it if you haven't been. I heard they are going to have a mountain bike triathalon there later this year. COOL! They want the MTB'ers to come out there to give them some feedback on what they want. This isn't some goons property, this is a real-live outdoorsman's resort! http://www.durhamtown.com says it all.

Recommended Route:
website

Other recommended trails in the same area:
there is nothing like DP in the whole southeast on this scale.



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Review Date
August 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ron , from Atlanta, GA

Summary:
Amazing place for all kinds of outdoors activities. Rent a cabin or get a tent site or bring your RV and hook it up. Restaurant has great food. Bike wash. Paintball. Trail riding, ATV rentals. So many trails you couldn't see them all in a week. Trails for all skill levels. This is a real place. Not a hoax. See their website for info and call the lodge.

Recommended Route:
Route and directions are on their website. About an hour and a half east of Atlanta off I-20 near Greensboro GA.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I haven't seen anything like this in the southeast.



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