Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area | MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain biking at Sope Creek in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Mountain biking at Sope Creek in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Mountain Biking is allowed on select trails in the Sope Creek and Columns Drive sections of the Cochran Shoals Unit at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Although I enjoy mountain biking, I did not bike any of the trails in the park because I hiked them instead. Hikers are allowed on all bike trails.

For bike trail maps, download the following:

Sope Creek Trail Map (PDF)

Columns Drive Trail Map (PDF)

I would estimate that you can get a 5-7-mile ride on the Sope Creek/Columns Drive bike trails. Based on seeing the trails on foot, the ride would be fun and not overly strenuous. Most of the trails are rated as Easy with some Intermediate sections. For children, the nearly flat Fitness Trail in the Columns Drive section also allows bikes.

The western section of the Palisades Unit has a 1.5-mile paved trail that allows bikes of any type, though I can’t see how this would be much fun on its own due to its short length. The trail does connect to other urban trails in northwest Atlanta. For more information see the Rottenwood Creek Multi-use Trail web page.

Hilly terrain on the Rottenwood Creek Multi-Use Trail in the Palisades Unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Hilly terrain on the Rottenwood Creek Multi-Use Trail in the Palisades Unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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Last updated on May 20, 2024
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