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Thomson Trail

Average Rating:    (4.32 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

L.H.Thomson is one of Macon's oldest trails, but recent trail work has improved the course greatly. The trail is about 5 kilometers of technical single-track. Very little of this trail is level. Obstacles include log jumps, switchbacks, and steep drops. Some erosion has left exposed roots that will challenge your bike handling skills. The land-owners would like you to sign a waiver before you hit the trail. This document helps ensure the trail stays open for future riders. Just go inside and ask about the bike trail. You might get a factory tour, too.
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Latitude
32.69529936644953
Longitude
-83.66552352905273
Trail Directions
This trail is located just west of the Wilson airport. The course is behind the L.H. Thomson Company's factory at 7800 NE Industrial Boulevard. The Thomson company makes bicycle seat posts and handlebar stems. From Hwy 41 south of Macon, turn on Avondale Mill, then on NE Industrial Boulevard. Park on the right side of the building and begin your ride at the gap in the fence.
Trail Length
5 kilometers
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Macon
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Review Date
December 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: stygz1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great Trail with a short drive if coming from warner robins area. Trails are tight with lots of roots. Some sandy turns. Well marked trails. Seems to dry fast even after a rain shower. Uphills are alittle more difficult than the "pig trails". I give it a 5 due to marked trail and location.



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Review Date
May 21, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: nick d ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
rode here a few months ago while in town on business. i found it to be a fun technical trail with decent climbs and downhills!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
childrens home 'pig trail'



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Review Date
October 17, 2010

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: Maxwell Oliver ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail description above is accurate. A nice map at the head of the trail describes the course well. Most of the trail is covered with a nice layer of pine straw and is well maintained. Just to be a little picky there are a few sand traps at inopportune corners. Overall the course is only about 5 miles, but I got my heart rate up and had fun. I was an out of towner in for just the weekend, still glad I brought my bike and thanks to the Ladies and Gentlemen that keep the trail up

Aerobic difficulty is brought on by a few short steep climbs that you can not carry energy into because of a switch back just prior. Nothing worth getting out of the second ring for, but I left feeling I could absorb the calories of the funnel cake I had at the National Georgia Fair. No long downhills here, but no long climbs either. I give it a 4 overall because it is well maintained and easy to find.

Recommended Route:
You can slice this pie a few ways, Maybe ride all three loops once clockwise then reverse it for a new look. I don't remember if the sign had any rules other than the standard IMBA.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not in town long enough.



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Review Date
June 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dellw ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Got here a few months ago from Florida. Trail is much more technical than what I was used to. Lots of up/down hills, switchbacks, two creek crossings, and a few fast sections. Also has a really nice double-dip at the bottom of a fast downhill section.

Oh...I re-worked and posted SORBA's OMBA Logo. Hope MTBR puts it on. Enjoy.



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Review Date
June 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: crager34 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode this for the first time today and was very impressed. Nice flow, but does have some tight turns to slow ya down a bit. No major ups and downs. I feel it's a great place to get started Mt. Biking by taking it slow and working the obsticles, or if your experienced, then pick up the pace and use the middle chain ring.



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