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the Helen mountain bike trail

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

lots of hills, awesome jumps and berms, lots of weird people singing in the trees
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Latitude
34.732584206123626
Longitude
-83.73092651367187
Trail Directions
after you cross over the bridge it's the first right. go till that road dead ends and the trail is on your left.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Helen
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 7, 2012

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: Eben ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Go north on 17/74 about a mile from 356. Fs 79 is unmarked. Look for bison bluff ranch sign on the right. Go up 8 miles to the parking access for tray mtn.
Go right about a mile till the road T's with 4 wheeler trails straight ahead. Take a right and go till it T's again. There is an old forest service road forward.
There is a lot of loose sharp edged hidden rocks. Everything is well maintained. It is all downhill. The last mile makes it all worth it. The rhodendron makes good soil condition.
It is swoopy flowey and vary fast. It drops you at unicoi state park .I did this on a ss 29". And was almost all rideable. This would be best on a AM bike. A freeride bike if shuttling.I would rate this higher except my usual rides are killington sugarbush and highlands and local trail are made for bikes, not repurposed. Ride it you will like it.



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Review Date
July 9, 2004

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: II doggs ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
i love this trail, a few screamin downhills and just the right length. Helen is a great little town and close to many great rides.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dahlonega and of course Tsali



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Review Date
August 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Ken or Beavis , from Decatur, GA

Summary:
It goes Up and then Down and then it's Miller time, baby.
I think my first note says it all.

Recommended Route:
Up and then Down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I have heard there is more trail in the valley, and yet, I have not heard where. Clues? Anybody? Anybody?



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Review Date
May 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jen , from Atl.

Summary:
The trail is infected with beetles and closed indefinately. Call before you go 706-878-2201.



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Review Date
January 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Ken or Beavis , from Decatur, GA, USA

Summary:
Basically, this is Woody's trail. Ask him about it, but take a map or a guide for the first time out.
The climb is roughly 8 miles up and then 8 miles of rocky down hill on road and then trail and then it's miller time, baby.
I love this ride, but it does take time to get there, do it and get home. That's all that keeps me away.
The trail follows FS 79 to the top of Tray Gap. Then you roll down the other side still on 79 till it turns left and you go right looking for an overgrown road/trail. If you THINK you've found it, you're there. Possibly, Woody has marked it better by now. Then you end up in the back of Unicoi park. Don't scare the hikers!
See you on trail.
thu beav

Recommended Route:
Hickory Nut trail is a version of Helen's mtn bike trail system. Start at Woody's bike shop and get ready!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
there's a neat water fall to the left of fs79 about half way up to tray gap. on 283. very pretty and refreshing. if you pass the falls and go to the highway, you will be on the other side of 'something?' gap and have to ride highway over the pass back to Helen. Ouch!



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