Ridgeway & Amadahy Trails
The Start of Your Mountain Adventure

Nestled in the Foot Hills of the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains


The Ridgeway mountain bike trail system is located in Ridgeway Park at Carters Lake. Riders pass through mountain vegetation along high ridges that overlook deep clear water, then descend to cross small creeks. The main trail is a loop approximately 6 miles long. Several other short spur trails exist within the park that allow for longer rides. Trail features include a mixture of single track, narrow logging roads along with challenging climbs, stream crossings and technical downhills. Time required to complete one loop ranges from 35 minutes for expert riders to more than one hour for beginners. The trail can be accessed from several points along the main road. Orange trail marker posts are easy to follow with arrows pointing the direction along the entire loop.


Amadahy Trail ("forest water" Cherokee)
The Amadahy Trail is located in the Woodring Branch Recreation Area. This 3.5 mile loop trail is excellent for beginners with flat to rolling terrain. Riders are treated to great views of Carters Lake along most of trail's length. Trailhead parking is located off the Woodring Branch access road. Time required to complete the trail is approximately 20 minutes.


Park Information
Ridgeway campground has been closed. Other park facilities include a boat ramp, picnic tables and nature trail. Drinking water and primitive toilets are also located within the park.
Woodring Branch Recreation Area provides camping, picnicking and boat launching.

Please help minimize impacts by riding only on designated trails. Mountain biking can be dangerous. Ride at speeds you can handle. Trails like Ridgeway and Amadahy are built and maintained by volunteers. Help mountain biking by volunteering to do some trail work. Have fun!


Directions To Trails
Ridgeway and Woodring Branch parks are both located off GA Hwy 282/76 west of Ellijay, GA. Directional signs point to both park locations from GA Hwy 282/76.

Ridgeway & Amadahy Trails

Carters Lake Map