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Jake Mountain

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No. of Reviews: 6

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Latitude
34.5647822165664
Longitude
-84.12888050079345
Trail Directions
Hwy 400 to Hwy 60 North to Dahlonega. At the KFC turn left onto 52 W. Follow 52 west to Nimblewill. Turn right onto Nimblewill Rd 1.8 miles. Jake Mtn Parking is on the right.
Trail Length
7.6
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Dahlonega
   


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Review Date
October 13, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JQuiza ,  Weekend Warrior



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Review Date
November 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Voyager63 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a little late in getting my review in, actually did this trail on Oct 13, 2012. We were undecided as to whether to do Jake Mountain first or Bull Mountain. Before getting to the trailhead we stopped in Dahlonega at a bike shop and talked with the owner (I think) who suggested that if we had some nubes with us, then go on Jake Mountain first. That was excellent advice. I've done several mountains in North Georgia and this was by far the best trail system I've been on. It is well marked, maps are available at the trailhead and on-line (make sure you download one on-line first as they may run out at the trailhead). It has it's share of roots and rocks, but it is not littered with them, pretty smooth. My only complaint is that some of the trails are forest service roads and I really don't like the loose gravel on these roads, especially the steep ones!

There has been some maintenance done on these trails and it shows, excellent condition...well done to the peeps that worked on these trails! We did Bull Mountain the next day...complete opposite end of the spectrum. See my Bull Mountain review.

I would say that if you want some good fast downhill, relatively smooth trails, creek crossings, and good uphill...then these trails are for you. They are not real technical, but they will give a nube a good challenge.



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Review Date
March 29, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Stephen ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There has recently been a lot of trail maintenance done by both Horse-back riders and Mt bikers - New sections have been cut and are becoming really Awesome! There is a couple creek crossings, and lots of flowing single-track.

Although named Jake Mountain - there isn't any major climbing like there is across FSR28 at Bull Mt. In fact last weekend we rode up Bull onto Bear Hair, then dropped down did all of Jake Mt. trails - less than 30 miles I think & about 3-4 hours for regular riders - longer for beginners, less for expert Mt bikers.
There are many trails here that you can loop and gives you several options once you know the area.

Recommended Route:
I usually start from the main Jake Mt trail and drop down and forge the big creek, crank up the steepest hill there, then it is all gradual up to the first intersection of Moss Creek. I stay right and get on Beaver Pond trail which is my favorite 1. Just before it ends, hang a sharp uphill R, then the next R on FSR 28A? then a L onto Black Branch which will horse-shoe around & puts you out onto FSR 28.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bull Mt.
Chicopee
Jack Rabbit



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Review Date
February 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: adamfancher ,  Racer

Summary:
http://www.mindspring.com/~keithmc/rides/maps/bulljake3.pdf

Jake Mountain is a decent trail system. Plan your route to avoid the sections that have been rendered useless to mtbers by the heavy horse traffic. Avoid Moss Creek, the section between 3E and 3D, as it is completely unrideable due to the horses trudging up the clay. The Jake Mountain, Jones Creek Ridge, and Turner Creek Trail sections are in decent shape. Not sure about No-Tell Trail or Black Branch, but I'll post an update after I ride them.

Recommended Route:
Avoid Moss Creek.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bull mountain is less horse-trodden and a more bike-friendly trail system. Plus it's one of the best downhill sections in GA!



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Review Date
November 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: kent ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good trail, but still primarily for horses which keep the muddy areas along Jones Creek torn up. Ties in to an infinite number of loops. Tril 2G is great fun but needs some clearing after the summers hurricanes. Trail 3E another good option which can tie into the Bull mountain trails via trail 1 and Jones Creek Ridge trail. Ride early and yield to the horses on the way back.

Recommended Route:
Jake to 2G to No Tell to Turner's Creek to 3E to Jake

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Montgomery Creek on wet days. Dawson Forest on dry.



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