Motocross in Darhamtown Plantation Sportsman’s Resort, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia USA

Riding trails length - Area :
150 mi / 241.4 km - 11 mi² / 28.5 km²
Loose dirt, mud, dust, rocks, steep hills, small and large jumps,berms
500 to 600 ft / 1640 to 1969 m
Other tracks:
40 mi / 64.4 km single track, one way trails
Entrance, riding, camping
Athens – Clarke County is a county in Georgia, USA. It is a consolidated city that lies in the northeastern part of the state, including the previous City of Athens proper, being the county seat and Clarke County. Athens - Clarke County is the sixth largest city in Georgia and the principal city of the Athens – Clarke County at the Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Near Athens lies Union Point, a city that is heavily visited by dirt enthusiasts. One off – road park nearby is every motocross rider’s dream. Darhamtown Plantation Sportsman’s Resort is a private facility opened all year round serving all OHVs.

The resort offers over 150 mi/241.4 km of heavily maintained, marked and rated trails in a huge forest full of shade, in an 11 mi²/28.5 km² area that lies at an elevation of 500 to 600 ft/1640 to 1969 m. You will also come across 40 mi/64.4 km of pure single track and one way trails.

Additionally, 9 motocross tracks that cater all levels of difficulty, including a freestyle park and a 4x4s area come to complete this riding awesomeness. Riding trails will blow your mind, as they consist of loose dirt, mud, dust, rocks, steep hills, small and large jumps and a lot of berms.

You should pay extra attention, as the park is extremely popular and many drivers use these trails. Also sport clay shooting and firearms are allowed, as you can also hunt in the forest, so don’t get scared, if you hear a gunshot!  On the trails, you will meet a few hazards that are marked.

The area is opened from 9 am to 5 pm daily and if you want to ride, you will have to pay an entrance, riding and if you plan to camp, a camping fee. Parking is free. The area is gigantic, so it is recommended to stay at least 3 – 5 days, in order to explore it all and have a fun and adventurous stay.

How to Get to Destination

70.5 miles / 113.5 km, 1 hour 18 minutes
Head north on Capitol Ave SW, take the first turning right into Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE, turn left onto the ramp on Interstate 75 (North) / Interstate 85 (North), merge onto I-75 N/I-85 N, keep left, follow signs for Interstate 85 North N, take exit 106 to enter the GA-316 E / University Pkwy towards Lawrenceville / Athens, this road is temporarily closed, slight right towards GA-316 E/US-29 N / University Pkwy, continue to follow the US-29 N, continue along Epps Bridge Pkwy, continue towards US-78 BUS E, turn right at S Milledge Ave, turn left at Baxter St.
96.1 miles / 154.6 km, 1 hour 49 minutes
Head northeast on Hickman Rd to Summer Ridge Dr, sharp left at Walton Way, turn right onto Walton Way Extension, turn left on Wheeler Rd, turn left at Marks Church Rd, slight right onto the ramp on Interstate 520 W / Interstate 20, take exit 1 for I-20 to West Atlanta / East Columbia, take exit 1A on the left to Interstate 20 E, merge onto I-20 W, take exit 172 for US-78/GA-17 to Thomson / Washington, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Lincolnton and enter the GA-10 W/GA-17 N/US-78 W / Washington Rd, continue to follow the GA-10 W/GA-17 N/US-78 W, turn left on GA-10 W/US-78 W, continue to follow the GA-10 W, continue to Oconee St, slight left at E Broad St, turn left at S Lumpkin St, turn right at Baxter St.
Athens Ben Epps Airport,
5.0 miles / 8 km

Athens has no direct passenger rail service; the closest Amtrak stations are located in Atlanta, Gainesville and Toccoa. Freight service is provided by CSX and Athens Line, the latter having leased tracks from Norfolk Southern. The Georgia Department of Transportation has proposed the city, as the terminus of a commuter line that links Atlanta and Gwinnett County along the Georgia 316 corridor.


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