Motocross in Town Creek OHV Trail System, Athens, Georgia USA

Area size:
5 mi² / 12.9 km²
550 - 700 ft / 167.5 – 213.3 m
Narrow turns, tree roots and tight and deep water filled ruts
Single tracks:
Operation schedule / fee:
January to October / Per rider
Athens – Clarke County is a consolidated city and county in Georgia, USA. The city lies in the northeastern part of the state, comprising the previous City of Athens proper, which is 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.

One of the things Athens – Clarke County is known for is for its off road sports. Especially motocross is a very popular sport and the best place in the County to practice it, is the Town Creek OHV Trail System. The system consists of a couple of one way loops with 15 mi/24 km of trail in total.

The first loop, Trail Loop A, is suitable only for motorcycles, including some challenging sections as narrow turns, tree roots and tight and deep water filled ruts. A long wooden bridge goes across a swamp and makes the ride pretty fun. The second loop, Loop B, is for ATV, containing some tree roots. You will come across a couple of separate staging areas, which give direct access to the trails.

The tracks are found in the forest, so shade is plenty. The area lies at an elevation of 550 to 700 ft/167.5 – 213.3 m and consists of marked, not rated, heavily maintained trails. Hazards are few and assumed marked, but still ride with caution. Due to the condition of the trails and their consistence, amateurs are more pleased by these trails, while novices are less and experts more.

The area is inside a National Forest, so entry, parking and camping are free and you only have to pay per rider. The trails are opened from January to October. Bear in mind that there are some limitations, such as noise limit, at 96 db, while an OHV Trail Permit is required in order to ride your motocross. It is suggested to spend the entire day at the area with your friends or alone and enjoy the fast, but secure riding.

How to Get to Destination

70.5 mi / 113.5 km, 1 hr 18 mins
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 mi / 154.6 km, 1 hr 49 mins
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 mi / 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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