Olde Rope Mill Park Avalanche Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodstock, Georgia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trails here: Explorer (~3.5 miles total; dirt) Avalanche (~6.25 miles total; dirt) The Mill (~5.1 miles total; dirt) Trestle Rock (~.5 mile; paved) Each dirt trail is made up of loops that are "stacked" so you can choose your mileage. Mtn bikes have priority, but foot traffic is welcome. http://www.sorbawoodstock.org/olde-rope-mill-park/ All trails here are directional by day of the week. The directions below are for mountain biking. If hiking/running, go the OPPOSITE way of the bikers! Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri Clockwise or To the left Tue/Thu/Sat Counter-Clockwise or To the right
Because of the snow and ice the road to the park was closed not far down from the gas station. Added about .8 miles more to the hike to get into the park. Perfect cold winter weather for a hike, no bikes but there was some idiots on quads and four wheelers tearing up the sod near the picnic pavilion.
An adventurous balance of switchbacks and small elevations, Avalanche 1 and 2 loops are dotted with beautiful ferns in a lush hardwood forest above the Little River. Twice I passed white water below.
Traveling against the mountain bike traffic is no problem. Most travelling on wheels are friendly enough to thank me for yielding and let me know if they are aware of more bikes behind them.
Most of these are really mountain bike trails and not so much hiking trails. There's a couple hiking only trails to the old rope mill, but I'd stick to Kennesaw Mtn or Pine Mtn to get any real hiking cardio in.
it's a fun day spot with the family. Nothing to hard and my boys love to fish here as well. I grew up five minutes down the road and I very much appreciate what they've done here.
Poor setup....not safe for hikers....should have days for biking only and days for hiking only....bikers will run you over! I only gave it 2 stars!
lots of options due to smaller loops
Hiked Avalanche 1, 2 and 3...in snow! Was a treat for this snow-loving northerner to get to experience a great trail and some winter weather. No bikes to contend with because of the weather. Really enjoyed this hike and think it's on the easier end of the moderate scale - great if you're looking to up your distance without adding elevation gain just yet.
great if I could figure out how to get out once in awhile. totally my fault. need colour marks for directionally challenged
These seem to be excellent trails for bikers, however if you intend on hiking it's not the best. Those on bikes don't make any attempt to slow down if they're coming toward you which can be challenging if you have a dog and must jump out of the way. If you enjoy paved paths there's a significantly shorter yet beautiful area to walk along.
Mtn bike trails- lot of switchbacks and pumps. Restroom completion is on way.
Love this trail.
It's an ok hike. The best part is the jumping cliff!
A gem of nature tucked a amidst concrete and "civilization"