The Chattanooga Connector Trail began construction in January, and it will soon connect downtown Chattanooga to Five Points Recreation Area, Cloudland Connector Trail and Cloudland Canyon State Park. Currently, Georgia’s Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the four access points to the Cloudland Connector Trail, a popular trail for mountain bikers.
To make the mountain bike trails more accessible to all riders, Cloudland Canyon State Park is now offering Marin Bobcat Trail mountain bike rentals. Bikes are available to rent for $35 (half-day) and $55 (full day.) Payments for rentals are made at the park visitor center, and mountain bikes can be picked up at the park’s interpretative center.
Mountain bikers can take their rentals on the 14-mile Cloudland Connector Trail to the Five Points Recreation Area for more than 23 miles of trails that will eventually connect to the Chattanooga Connector Trail and downtown Chattanooga. Experience singletrack trails ranging in difficulty from moderate to strenuous, featuring contour line trails, loops and challenging jumps.
Cloudland Canyon State Park also offers a Mountain Bike Hike every Tuesday and Sunday from March through November, where riders can rent bikes (or bring their own) and explore the trails led by an interpretive ranger.
In Cloudland Canyon State Park, mountain bikers access the Cloudland Connector Trail from the southeast corner of the park at the Backcountry trailhead, in the same location as the disc golf course. This section of the park has a parking lot, picnic area and bathrooms.
Stay the night or spend the weekend in Cloudland Canyon State Park. Visitors can rent from fully-equipped and comfortable cottages, quirky yurts or several different types of camping and backpacking options, including backcountry campsites or RV camping.
For additional mountain bike trails for first-timers and advanced riders, find out more information online and join the Muddy Spokes Club to tackle 68 miles of trail.