Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Georgia >>

Lat: Lng:

FT BENNING TRAIL

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

ENDLESS LOOPS GREAT DOWN HILLING AND STEAP IN SOME SPOTS.... LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAILS.....
discuss this trail in the Southeast forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
32.354153003459636
Longitude
-84.93221282958984
Trail Directions
I-85 SOUTH ON TO POST HIGHWAY WILL FORK STAY RIGHT AT THE GOLF COURSE MAKE RIGHT AND LOOK RIGHT AT THE FITNESS TRAIL. PARK ON GRAVL DO NOT RIDE FITNESS TRAIL....
Trail Length
15
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Columbus
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (18 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
June 3, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Ben Edwards ,  Racer

Summary:
Only trail in area with climbing, approx. 1,000 feet which compared to Flatrock's 300 feet is a big deal. The main loop is about 8 miles, but with the addition of the Stower's loop the trail is close to 11 miles. Nothing terribly technically difficult, but the steep and sometimes lengthy climbs (especially on the Stower's loop) can wear you out. I'm a 6hour racer and the longest ride i've been able to do out here is 3hours (approx. 35 miles). My average lap time with the Stower's loop is around an hour and ten minutes, though I've never really went "full gas" out there. Definitely a fun trail but I recommend riding with somone who knows the trail first as its easy to miss the cut off for the Stower's loop.

Recommended Route:
Ride down the gravel hill, and turn right at the first clearing, go through what we call "the speed section" which is an open downhill that leads into a dried creek bed. After you climb out of that, immediately branch off onto the Stower's loop (go across the street and ride on the sidewalk and you should see a red pole; turn right there) after riding the Stower's loop, ride back across the street and back onto the main loop. Everything else is fairly clear and you should end right wear you started.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
West Point
Chewacla
Cheaha
Ghost Town
Flat Rock (cause its there, not really worth your time though)



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
May 10, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Yetimnstr575 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So yes there are no big climbs and not very any downhill areas, but i love this trail. Its fast and right by my house. Other then the fact that its short i don't see to much of a difference between here and flat rock. They are both flat not technical at all but both very fast and fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Flat Rock



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
March 9, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Matt Bunker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've lived next to this trail for the past six months, so its been super nice to have it right next to me. I've only seen another rider on it once before, and I ride it about once a week, but somebody clearly maintains it because since Christmas there have been numerous small improvements and route changes (mostly good).

The trail is not that technical, although there are a couple good spots, but I like that because it means you can really focus on speed and endurance. Riding the trail is a much more adrenaline filled way to get in a good cardio workout than the typical army solution of going on a 5 mile run.

I wish there were more hills, but its Georgia so you have to work with what you have. There is a pretty tight beginners jump in the southeast corner of the route, a wooden ramp about 18 inches high.

Overall I think its a great local trail to have, nothing too crazy- good for beginners. If you are a really hardcore rider who loves lots of steep descents, rock gardens, etc, this probably isn't going to be challenging enough for you, but its still worth it to check it out if you are in the area and want to try something new.

Recommended Route:
I always start on 1st Cav Division Road just north of the road to the elementary school (Stowers road). There is a sign on the west side that says "fitness trail" and that leads you to the mtb trail, which I always take the first right about 30 or so meters down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Flat Rock park and Chewacla State Park.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
July 28, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: dhdeamon ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Don't expect a whole lot. there was a bit of up hill, a tiny dip followed by more up hill. Then there was a longer down grade that ended in the smallest attempt at a box jump I've ever seen. and then it loops around a little. Probably be okay if you're looking for something to get your heart rate up but if you're looking for adrenaline, don't waste your time.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
April 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Bmetjoe ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Decent trail that gives a bit of a challenge. Not too bad just wish it were longer. It's about 6 miles if you start at the top of the fitness trail and finish there as well. I try to ride this at least once a week and I have noticed that someone has put some bridges up in a few places that would require super swampers to navigate the mudholes below. Much appreciated by the way. Would like to see some more trail outside the southe gate on he Alabama side of the river. It just looks like that area has a lot of potential for some good trails.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (18 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5