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.
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