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North Macon Park

Average Rating:    (2.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

P.O.W.E.R. has done it again !!! This is the 4th trail built by P.O.W.E.R. in the past two years in Macon (including East Macon Park, Georgia Children's Home, and Mabel White). As of the date of this initial review, the trail is very new. Consequently, the trail is soft, but should harden rather quickly. Once hardened, the trail will definitely ride very fast and be quite a technical trail. The trail rides amongst hills and creeksides, and makes for an excellent ride. This trail is similar to the old FoodMax trail Maconites use to ride so often. The trail is squeezed in between North Macon Park and John Drew Tennis Center. Several bridges have been built, but true mountain bikers will not use all of them. This trail was built in an area few believed was accesible. Ride this trail for some fast and furious exercise. There are several loops within the overall trail, and we hope signs will soon be provided by the Macon Rec. Dept.
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Latitude
32.8871914721033
Longitude
-83.68153095245361
Trail Directions
From Tom Hill exit of I-75 in Macon, head toward downtown Macon on Riverside Drive for approximately one mile to the corner of Wimbish Road and Riverside Drive. Take a right onto Wimbish Road, and follow this road for approximately three-tenths (.3) miles, and turn right at the signs indicating North Macon Park. Take this entry road to the park until you enter the main parking lot. Look to the right down a hill, and the trail begins immediately downhill through a small pine thicket into the woods.
Trail Length
2.2 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Macon
   


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Review Date
January 15, 2006

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
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Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gofastpops ,  Racer

Summary:
An update - Do not make plans to ride this trail; it has not been maintained (as of Jan 14, 2006) in over two years and there is no foreseeable plans in the future.

Basically, all local maintenance efforts have been redirected to other trails. We're focusing on building a small number of good trails instead on a large number of poor trails.



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Review Date
June 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

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Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bob , from macon

Summary:
This trail is in need of work. It could be a great short track and has great potential but as it stands is not a safe trail to ride.

Recommended Route:
Start at the right of the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all of them.



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Review Date
December 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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Reviewed by: Pissed Off , from None Ya

Summary:
This is the biggest piece of crap trail that I have ever tried to ride. It is unsafe and should be closed down. Whoever designed and built this trail should be banned from getting near a mountain bike.

Recommended Route:
Please!!!! Stay as far away from this trail as you can!!!!!!!



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Review Date
January 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Keith Williams , from Macon, GA

Summary:
I've come to Macon from Philly, PA and this is my first trail in GA. I thought the trail was a little difficult to follow at times (lots of autumn leaves covering the single track), but I found it to be a decent workout. Now I understand what everyone means when I read "built" the trail; it exists for its own sake, not due to a state or national park commission. It's good for a workout, but little else. The path winds into and out of the shallow valley on both sides of the creek (it is easy to get turned around). A fun trail, but not technical enough for my taste. It's a good choice if you're looking for something to burn-up for practice, but frequent visits may leave you bored.

Recommended Route:
Look for labeled trail from parking lot. Take it fast and straight down the hill, anywhere from there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None, just getting around. I welcome any suggestions...



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Review Date
March 13, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Grant , from Gadsden, AL

Summary:
I rode a few days after a hard rain, and the soil was slip slip slippery on some of the steeper climbs. No sweat. I can walk.
There are a ton of roots on this trail, some big enough to take a foot out of a pedal with ease. The front section does have some mighty off camber sections, in particular a nice one along the creek bed. The backside of the trail, near the swampy spot, is pretty much the closest thing to wide open space where you can get some speed. A great trail, especially since it is so conveniently located to so many neighborhoods. I wish I had such a nice place to ride within riding distance from my house. (Note: On this trail you can see typically deep south plants like magnolia and saw palmetto as well as typically more upland plants like wild ginger and may apple. The fall zone is cool. )

Recommended Route:
Follow the orange flags.



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