Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Bike Trails at Fort Mountain

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$3 permits are required for bike trails 301, 302 and 303 and may be purchased at the park office. These trails begin and end at the parking lot located 1 mile north of the office on Old Fort Road. Trails may be closed for maintenance or soil/weather conditions. Call 706-422-1932 to check availability.

301 – East/West Loop – 14.6 miles
This trail is very challenging and has some rough terrain. Average bike time is 4–8 hours.
Avg. Grade: 12%
1500 vertical feet descent and ascent.
Max. Descent: -1,330’/1 mile (-25%)
Max. Ascent: +880’/3 miles (+5%)

302 – Cool Springs Loop – 7 miles
This difficult trail has a steep descent followed by a long ascent. The terrain is very rocky. Average bike time is 2.5 – 5 hours.
Avg. Grade: 12%
800 vertical feet descent and ascent.
Max. Descent: -800’/1 mile (-15%)
Max. Ascent: +800’/3 miles (+5%)

303 – Gold Mine Loop – 6 miles
This popular trail is rated moderate and includes .75-mile of public road. Average bike time is 1.5 – 3 hours.
Avg. Grade: 6%
Max. Descent: -330’/1 mile (-6%)
Max. Ascent: +400’’/1 mile (+8%)

Lake Loop – 1.2 miles
This easy trail is good for beginners and usually traveled clockwise (although two-way traffic is permitted). Watch for hikers. Average bike time is less than 30 minutes.
Avg. Grade: 2%
Max. Descent (traveled clockwise): 15%/50’
Max. Ascent (traveled clockwise): 5%/100’

Click on the map below to download a pdf file of the trail map brochure for Fort Mountain State Park.
Printed trail map brochures are also available at the park office.

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