Bull Mountain Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Bull Mountain Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dahlonega, GA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

8.8 miles 1650 feet Loop

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding




wild flowers




Directions from Dahlonega: Take GA Hwy. 52 west for 8.5 miles to Grizzle Store. Turn right onto Nimblewell Road and continue for 2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 28-1 and follow signs for the Bull Mountain parking area on Forest Service Road 83.

3 months ago

trail running
1 year ago

Great mountain trail! Ran in fall, covered with leaves but had a blast. Started on Bare Hare in counterclockwise direction, connected to Bull Mtn trail about half way around. Be ready for climbing, elevation profile is basically uphill 6 miles, then downhill 6 miles. Has a bit of everything, rocks, roots, single track, FS road, and several creeks. Now to try Jake...

mountain biking
3 years ago

I loved the trail. I did it in late November and it was beautiful. Plan some time and enjoy the little creeks and cool downhill rides. The Bull Mountain loop is not for beginners but is also not super advanced. The pin head is on the wrong spot, actually pretty far away. It took me 40 minutes to find the trailhead. Hear are the directions:
In Dahlonega, take GA52 West. Turn right on Nimblewill Church Rd....proceed 3-4 miles. Next, turn right on FS 28,(gravel rd.) continue on this for .4 miles. Make your first left on FS 83. It's 1.8 miles to the trailhead

mountain biking
3 years ago

Not the little 3-minute hills at your grandmother's, but long sustained climbs. A course that will put hair on your chest. Zero cell coverage, so beware.

mountain biking
3 years ago

A great mountain biking trail. You'll run into horses pretty regularly here too so watch out for what they leave behind! Park at the Jake Mountain parking off of Nimble Bridge rd on the left. Take a trail map with you or you could get yourself in trouble. You can do Bull Moutain in a couple of hours and then add Jake for another 1.5 and you've got an epic MTB ride.

4 years ago

Great trails for horses. Get them in shape before you go though, some are rough but well worth it. Beautiful views, great primitive camping by the creeks.

5 years ago

This is a great hiking area. Not many hikers. Occasional biker or horse.

Nice steady climb. Beautiful views. Great Mountain Laurel.

Many different trails.

10 miles to 25 miles.

Beautiful streams.

A few difficult areas.

Stream crossings.