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Bull Mountain Epic

Dahlonega, GA

Located at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the Bull Mountain trail network includes more than 50 miles of great riding. The IMBA Epic route covers about 30 miles--nearly all of it singletrack, and is attached to another 20 mile loop if you want a much bigger outing.

The trails include a little bit of everything: red clay singletrack, loose rocks, a few stream crossings, and some steep, sustained climbs (this ride has just over 3,000 feet of total elevation gain). This is a multi-use trail system and you can expect to meet horses, especially on weekends. Find camping at Etowah River Campground in Dahlonega.

Location: The parking lot is a 15-minute drive from Dahlonega, or one hour and 20 minutes northeast of Atlanta. 

Season: Nearly year-round with occasional closures in winter due to snow or heavy rain. HINT: the combination of red clay plus rain does not equal good mountain biking. Trust the locals on that one.