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Stonewall Falls Loop

Average Rating:    (3.39 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 38

Loop starts off with long doubletrack climb with a beautiful overlook at about 2-2.5 miles up. At this point, trail turns into narrow doubletrack (logging road) with a couple of very fast decents. watch out for the water bars. After the waterbars the trail turns into singletrack for one more climb. Trail then decends to Stonewall Falls with 4 creek crossings on the way to the falls. Trail connects with access road at falls just short of Trailhead. This trail is absolutely beautiful and full With lots of wildlife to be seen.
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Latitude
34.878056
Longitude
-83.401111
Trail Directions
From Clayton, take 441 south. Turn right on road to Tiger, follow to stop sign. Turn left and drive for 3 miles to forest access road on right( I don't know the road #.). There is a metal building on right at the road. Trailhead is 1 mile in on right.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Clayton
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Review Date
November 9, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Roadscrape ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The location shown on the map above is completely wrong and misleading. Finding the trailhead for this trail hard enough as is-see below. This trail isn't as well known as most and doesn't get near the traffic other than a few local riders. More scenic than most trails, nice leaf-off views from Saga Mtn as well as Stonewall Falls and creek.


The Athens SORBA group has posted a Garmin GPS map for this trail.
http://connect.garmin.com/course/347383

Same group posted map with trailhead coordinates here:
https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=34.820028%2C-83.442779&data=!1m4!1m3!1d10935!2d-83.442779!3d34.820028!4m14!2m13!1m12!3m8!1m3!1d13102!2d-83.442621!3d34.82085!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m2!3d34.820028!4d-83.442779

SingleTracks has some recent reviews of this trail that will be helpful http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/stonewall-falls-loop.html

Rabun County has a web page with county trails and good trailhead directions: http://www.gamountains.com/whattodo/recreation/biking.php

Cheers....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rabun County Trails http://www.gamountains.com/whattodo/recreation/biking.php



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Review Date
June 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: emoore7 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Overgrown in some sections and a few downed trees along the route but all in all a fun ride. The actual trail itself is in great shape. This trail has some pretty strenuous climbs, but it rewards you with some sweet downhills. I saw a lot of people online saying it was tough to find but I didn't have a problem. After finding the parking lot (the hardest part) you just head the up the road connected to the parking lot that and go around the gate. Shortly after passing the gate I found the singletrack on the left (someone had conveniently stacked a bunch of sticks and branch across the gravel road directing you to the singletrack).

Recommended Route:
Counterclockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Unicoi, White Twister, and Jackrabbit.



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Review Date
June 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: John ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Non existant signage from the parking lot was disappointing. Last time we were there, you dropped into the singletrack at the gate. We looked up and down, no entrance, all over grown. Rode up the gravel fireroad for several miles, no visable trail head or signage. Finally found a sign completely covered in weeds at the top of the mountain. So, once we actually found some singletrack, it was a nice ride although we only rode about half of the total length we remembered from the past. Disappointing.

Recommended Route:
You have to find it first.



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Review Date
September 8, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: BrianPM3 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a fun trail that i would ride again if i had the chance. The majority of the trail is singletrack with a few sections of double track and fire roads.

I went to this trail with the recommendation of a local waitress and did not read any of these reviews before hand. It was difficult to figure out where the trail head was. We ended up going clockwise on the loop. We passed the camp ground and Water Falls in the very beggining of our ride. Going the opposite way (counter clockwise) would have been the better route as stated by previous posts. The Trail is longer than eight miles in its current configuration I belive 11 miles is more accurate. Bring lots of water.

This trail is best suited for a hardtail or a short travel full suspension. There is not any terrain that requires alot of suspension. Trail is in overall good condition with the exception of being a little overgrown in some areas.

I went right past a black cotton mouth poisonous snake on one of the climbs. My Brother was behind me and spotted it after i passed it. Keep an eye out. I came across a few deer as well during the ride.

Recommended Route:
Counterclockwise. From parking lot go down the fire road around the gate and turn left at the singltrack entrance just a little bit up the hill. The trail is marked along the way from there and is a big loop that ends down at the falls by the campsites.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is a trail at tallulah falls. Not nearly as nice as this trail but if you were looking for some extra riding in the area it is worth a shot.



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Review Date
June 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mosalmo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wow I rode it today too, its amazing that I didnt see you. The snake told me that you better watch out next time!

Its true that the trail is a bit new, we need lots of people out there riding it. It seems a little more demanding than the original trail, but the debris on the trail was really thick, making it hard to keep up any momentum. It will be a nice roller coaster like Carters Lake when the trail gets worn in.

Recommended Route:
Go down the gravel road which is pretty rough in spots. You have to go in quite a way. After you see the entrance to White Twister on your left, look for a fork in the road, take a right and just ahead is a small parking area. On the bike, continue up the hill past the gate on the gravel road. Keep a sharp lookout for the trail entrance on your left, its only a couple of hundred feet and its easy to miss. Then get ready to climb.



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