Atwood Trail

Walker County, Georgia

Distance9.6mi
Elevation Gain1,254ft
Trailhead Elevation1,715ft
Top1,998ft
Elevation Min/Max1595/1998ft
Elevation Start/End1715/1715ft

Atwood Trail

Atwood Trail is a hiking trail in Walker County, Georgia. It is 9.6 miles long and begins at 1,715 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,254 feet. This trail connects with the following: Hood Loop, Rocktown Trail, Chamberlain and High Point Trail.

Atwood Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"If you like singletrack and technical sections, you’re going to like this trail. With more than 11 miles of singletrack and lots of technical sections along the way, there’s enough to keep most riders interested for the entire ride. The climbs are short and steep, and the downhills are shorter and steeper. You will walk at least a couple of sections, unless you’re a super mountain biker.

Several wildlife openings and ponds along the way offer lots of opportunities for viewing the local wildlife, and from what I’ve seen, there’s plenty of it here. Keep your eyes open for the slithery type along the rocky sections and creek crossings; there’s plenty of those here too. Tread: 1.2 miles on gravel road, 1.4 miles on doubletrack, and 11.2 miles on singletrack, some on old roadbed."

"Here’s a little shorter version of the Pigeon Mountain ride. Although not as long as the other rides described here, there’s no shortage of singletrack to make your ride a great one. There are a few technical sections along the way to test your skills (or patience), and at least one downhill that you just might need to walk. There’s enough scenery along the tamer sections of trail to keep your attention even as you recover from the more difficult sections.

You can take a short off-bike excursion to Rock Town for some interesting rock formations and scenery, then continue your ride back to the overlook. The trails are well marked, and the blazes are easy to follow. Tread: 2.5 miles on singletrack, 1.1 miles on doubletrack on old roadbed, and 2.4 miles on gravel road."

"Here is yet another of the many combinations of trails you can use to create rides on Pigeon Mountain. This loop uses parts of three trails, with three different colored blazes along the route to further confuse you. The blazed trails are well marked, so don’t let the description fool you. The trails are easy to follow.

Part of this trail goes near High Point, the aptly named highest point in the immediate area at 2,215 feet. That doesn’t sound like much, but when you factor in the dramatic slopes of the mountain, it seems higher. An intermediate distance of 9.6 miles gives you lots of opportunity to hone your singletrack skills. There are a couple technical sections along the way just in case you get bored with all that singletrack. Take your time and enjoy the area. Tread: 1.9 miles on gravel road, 2.3 miles on old doubletrack, and 5.4 miles on singletrack."

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Trail Information

Walker County
Nearby City
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Armuchee District, 706-638-1085
Local Contacts
USGS LaFayette and Cedar Grove
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018