Taylor Randahl Memorial

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The Taylor Randahl Memorial Bike Trails at Olde Rope Mill Park trail system is built in a stacked-loop layout and consists of two trails with six loops. All trails are directional by day of the week:

 

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri – Clockwise or “To the left”
Tue/Thu/Sat – Counter-Clockwise or “To the right”

 

Explorer Trail Loop 1 – .5 Miles (Beginner)  Welcome to mountain biking. This smooth, half mile trail is an excellent place to ride the dirt for the first time. A beginner will find a bit of effort is required to reach the high point on the south side of the trail but will thoroughly enjoy the trip back down on a wide and flowy singletrack. Two 28 foot long bridges keep things on the level above the creek bed. 

Explorer Trail Loop 2 – 1.5 Miles (Beginner +)  Ready for more? Loop 2 ramps up the climbs and introduces some trail features to navigate such as switchback turns and some rocks and roots. Considerable speed can be achieved on several down slopes and there are some tricky corners to learn. The north side of this loop travels high alongside the Little River basin and provides a beautiful view, but you may want to keep your eye on the trail while you’re riding this section as it is very narrow and has a steep side-slope down to the river.

 Explorer Trail Loop 3 – 1.0 Mile  Cross the bridge and discover our newest addition at TRMBT.

Experienced riders will find the Explorer Trail offers a lot of speed and flow and is an excellent warm-up for the Avalanche Trail.

 

Avalanche Trail Loop 1 – 1.5 Miles (Intermediate)  No matter the daily direction, first thing you’re going to do on Avalanche is climb. The ups and downs are steep, but also fairly short. The singletrack here is a bit narrower and at times quite twisty in and amongst the pines. There are some rough areas with some difficult rock and root combinations. Several tight switchbacks keep you busy on this loop. 

Avalanche Trail Loop 2 – 2.25 Miles (Intermediate)  Loop 2 continues the up and down, left and right theme that defines Avalanche. We’ve packed a lot of trail in a small area so there isn’t much straight ahead cruising. There are a few gravity drops in this loop which provide some speed and g-force as you run down into and straight back up out of a ravine. There’s also a great rock/boulder crossing feature on the high trail overlooking Little River that can be a fun challenge. 

Avalanche Trail Loop 3 – 2.5 Miles (Intermediate)  Across the bridges and out onto Loop 3 things settle in a bit and you get to stretch your legs. The singletrack out here is more linear and stays smoother for the most part. It’s easy to get a rythym going and you’ll find a bit more flow. The miles go by faster here and many of us enjoy doing this loop twice before heading back through the twisties to complete the trail.

 

Directions to Olde Rope Mill Park:

From I-575 Going North
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway)
Turn right off Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
At first light make a left onto Old Rope Mill Road
This road dead ends into the park.

From I-575 Going South
Take Exit 9 (Ridgewalk Parkway)
Turn left off Interstate onto Ridgewalk Parkway
At first light make a left onto Old Rope Mill Road
This road dead ends into the park.

690 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 30188