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Windy Gap

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No. of Reviews: 18

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Latitude
34.81979287929387
Longitude
-84.69703674316406
Trail Directions
From Atanta, take 411 north off I75 till Eton. Take a left on CC Camp Road will see a sign for Windy gap on right after about 4-5 miles. For a longer ride, park at the bottom of the forest road to get warmed up because you'll need it! It is in North GA's "Off the Beaten Track" trail Guides. Anybody who is serious about mountain biking in Georgia knows "Windy Gap" and the serious climbs that it has.
Trail Length
15 miles?
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Eton, Ellijay
   


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Review Date
December 24, 2017

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Larry crook ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Has everything! Steeps, singletracks, doubletrack, dirt roads. Big jumps, big berms. Will humble the best but not too much if u can handle the climbing. Shuttle from mulberry if you can’t do the loop starting from there or the bottom of bear creek. Go past the overlook above bear creek trail till u get to the T at the top of the mountain(it’ll hurt), left till windy gap trailhead, then left again onto the singletrack. This is where it gets tough for a while... trail opens onto doubletrack later and has awesome jumps and berms for a looong way. Keep goin downhill through parking lot to pavement then u can decide if u wanna ride straight back or throw in Pinhoti 1 or 2 (or both). Epic ride you won’t forget. Just imagine u are riding beside Cadel Evans as you’re out there (he rode it while here for the olympics).

Recommended Route:
Bear, windy, Pinhoti 2.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pinhoti 1,2,3,4, Tatum lead, rock creek atv trail, Pinhoti 5. One huge loop, u can bypass p1 and or 2 to shorten it...



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Review Date
December 7, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: suhoops ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
If you are looking for a a combination of brutal climbing and fun downhills......this is your place. The initial climb is 1.3 miles and not too technical, but a lung buster. This section on the way back down offers countless awesome jumps! Later in the ride is a roughly 3 mile climb that will make most people hike because of steepness and its so technical. We didn't see a single other bike out there, but did see about 10 ATV's. They were all good folks and couldn't believe we were going to ride our bikes up those hills.

Recommended Route:
Picture a letter "P." Start up the bottom of the P from the parking lot and turn right when you get to the oval part of the P. Follow it all around the curve of the P and the long straight part of the P is the long downhill. Enjoy, but be careful as there are many technical parts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bear Creek is always a ton of fun.



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Review Date
June 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Greyeye ,  Racer

Summary:
This is a great trail if you want a humbling experience. The combination of long climbs with no breaks and technical single track make this a very diffcult ride. An incredible workout with a great downhill run at the end. It is worth mentioning that the majority of this trail is climbing on a double track/ATV trail. Not the most pretty trail and not a lot of single track. The single track there is is very difficult/technically challenging.

Recommended Route:
Take the Windy gap trail till you hit the Milma trail. Take a right on Milma. Stay on Milma till it hits a T at Tibbs. Take a left on Tibbs till you T into a gravel road that is part of a park. Go left on this until you hit the Windy Gap trail head. This is when it starts to get fun. Take Windy Gap back down to Milma or the parking lot.....



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Review Date
October 13, 2003

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: Cohuttas_Crazy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The climb of the Tibbs ORV trail from CCC Camp is a beast, especially when started with cold legs! The counter-clockwise route has the best of all aspects of North Ga. riding; tough climbing, a very technically tricky traverse section (Upper Windy Gap cycle trail), a bombing long descent, and oh yeah, great scenery. My advice to anyone is to get the legs warmed up before the climb because there are very, very few sections to even think about recovering. Anyway, this one is top notch on the challenge scale and certainly one to bag for anyone that enjoys the true spirit of the sport. By the way, my hat's off to anyone who can clean that upper section of Windy Gap without unclipping. I ride a hardtail Cannondale and got beat nearly to death in that section, not sure what it would be like on a fully suspended bike though. I will certainly be back to try to ride the complete climb from the bottom without a push or a toe tap although it will take more than a few tries I'm sure!

Recommended Route:
Counter-clockwise from CCC Camp Road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bear Creek, E-W trail on Fort Mountain, Stanley Gap, Bull Mountain,



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Review Date
September 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: space cadet ,  Weekend Warrior , from atlanta, ga

Summary:
Homegrown, kick-@#! ride; hadn't done it in a few years but rode it last weekend and was glad I had a 34 on the back.
If at all possible, do some form of warmup before starting the first climb -- even if it's just riding around the parking lot. My altimeter showed the first climb averaged 9%; the Tibbs climb averaged 11%; truly one of the hardest rides I've ever done, but in a sick way, I can't wait to get back.

Recommended Route:
Definitely do it counter-clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Death March is a great long ride; start at the Windy Gap parking lot and go downhill; turn left on the paved road which turns into a gravel road; stay on this for several miles; take your first le



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