Columbus is situated in Muscogee County, being the county seat, in Georgia, USA, with which it is consolidated. It is the second largest city surpassing Augusta and with the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika forms the Columbus – Auburn – Opelika Combined Statistical Area. The city is located in the heart of Chattahoochee Valley and at 100 mi/160 km in the south of Atlanta. Columbus is home to many museums and tourist sites. Besides all these, Columbus has very intense off road activity.
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Mountain Biking in Ebbetts Pass, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which is perfect for mountain biking. Generally in Alpine and Calaveras counties you can find great places for mountain biking. The higher you get, the steeper and wilder the routes become.
A popular mountain biking route is Arnold Rim Trail, a 10.5 mi/16.9 km trail, which starts at White Pines Lake, west to Sheep Ranch Road, near Avery.
It makes a great ride for bikers and follows San Antonio Creek, crossing from the north side to the south, about 2.5 mi/4 km south of White Pines Lake. Another one is Union Reservoir Loop, a 7 mi/11.3 km loop trail and gravel road. It is a rolling terrain with several hundred feet elevation changes. Bear Valley to Lake Alpine via the Emigrant Trail is another one.
It is a 3.4 mi/5.5 km, one way trail that runs from Bear Valley to Lake Alpine. Cape Horn to Lake Alpine is another trail, which is a 2 mi/3.2 km, single track, starting from the Cape Horn turnout, on Highway 4, down to Lake Alpine. Its rates are close to Black Diamond.
One last trail is Grover Hot Springs to Hawkins Peak, an extreme 7 mi/11.3 km, one way trail from the state park to the summit of 10000 ft/3048 m. The beginning of the trail is at 5800 ft/1768 m. This ride will challenge even the most experienced and best fitted riders.