Just wrapped up my Ellijay, GA camp held at Mulberry Gap (.com) and still can’t get over the size and beauty of the mountains way down South! A great variety of riding from long, smooth climbs and descents, steep rocky trails, fun flowy trails with big water bars to jump to rolling singletrack suitable for beginners all in a great year round riding destination. Spending most of my time these days in Colorado and the desert Southwest it is nice to get back into the woods of the South (I was born in Alabama and grew up in Alabama and Virginia). If you are looking for a great mountain bike vacation spot in the East definitely check out Ellijay and Blue Ridge, GA.
Mulberry Gap is a great place to stay, start or finish your ride in the heart of North Georgia mountain biking. Less than a mile from the Pinhoti Trail and very close to many other great trails it is a true ride in/ride out destination. Ginni, Diane, Andrew and Jason make you feel right at home and provide great meals, shuttle service and comfortable cabins and camp spots along the creek. They have a really cool and unique place to stay, ride and make new friends. It was the perfect place to hold a camp and I managed to stay and extra day and shuttle the Windy Gap trail with a student on Monday. If you think long, fun, technical then giving way to fast, flowing and bermed mountail bike trails are only found further North and out West you need to ride this trail! Good times!
Seriously, I dig Mulberry Gap and I am a little jealous. This is just what I wanted to create with my house in Fruita (until I realized how small my house was). A fun place to stay, eat, ride and meet other passionate mountain bikers from all over. I will definitely make this at least an annual stop for my camps.
Photos coming soon.