Overview We're very sorry to announce that
Moto Mountain has officially closed. They originally
announced a temporary closure during the shooting of a
movie, but it looks permanent
now. As of October, 2016, the property is available for lease.
We will wait to see if anyone reopens the property
before removing this page from the PB&J Adventures
Moto Mountain ATV Park is located near Fairmount in
North Georgia. It's very convenient to Atlanta and
Chattanooga, just about 20 minutes off Interstate 75
from Calhoun. It is also near some of our other favorite
Fort Mountain State Park and
Check-in is at Motorcycle
Bob's, a local icon situated on Highway 53 east of
Fairmount. This little shop sells gas, rents
motorcycles, ATVs, and helmets, serves food, and sells
various other supplies and trinkets. The ladies behind
the counter are very nice and eager to make your visit
pleasant. Once you sign the release forms and pay-up,
it's a short jaunt to Moto Mountain. As you enter the
park, you will begin to see the many trails to your
left. Pretty cool!
The area has obviously been logged, and I would assume
many of the tracks are remnants of old logging trails.
The large property is covered with snaking one-way
trails that resemble motocross tracks in some places.
There are mud bogs, jumps, and numerous play areas all
for the powersports enthusiast. There are some places
you may want to avoid with novice riders, but for the
most part, the trails are in pretty good shape and not
incredibly challenging. Don't get me wrong, when we
first arrived for our first visit, I questioned whether
the kids could handle the mud and hill climbs, but the
all came through wonderfully. It was actually a great
learning experience for them. Additionally, all trails
are one-way making riding much safer for everyone.
The environment itself is
made for motorcycle and ATV lovers. There is a culture
there that, if you are not familiar, could be a little
scary at first. There is a lot of dirt and mud, and lots
of machines running around, but it's all pretty safe. In
fact, we camped at the back of the property near the Pee
Wee Play Area and had a couple of nice long trails
virtually to ourselves. If you are a cityfied yuppy that
doesn't like to get dirty STAY AWAY!
The folks that run Moto Mountain are down to earth
good-old southern country folk (and I mean that in a
good way) that bend over backward to make sure you visit
is the best it can be. If you are camping, they'll come
by and check on you, even dropping-off some firewood if
you wish. Thanks guys!
Moto Mountain is a
purpose-made retreat that is designed for one thing,
riding. Yes, there are other amenities they offer like a
zip line, but offroad riding is what it's all about. If
that's what you seek, then you won't be disappointed. In
summary., we can't wait to go back (but we'll need to
save-up a little). We suggest a family plan!
The Richardson Tribe
Adventure Journal Entry Date: February 2013
As kids, Rebecca and I both had motorcycles. Things were a
lot different back then. From a very early age, I sometimes rode my
motorcycle to school. My best friends had motorcycles (and they're still
my best friends 40 years later), and we rode every chance we got. Back
then we rode on power lines and petroleum pipelines, old back dirt
roads, and all over parts of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Today,
most of that type of riding is banned and even the public trails that
are still accessible are restricted in many ways. So, when Santa brought
two motorcycles and two ATVs for Christmas, I began researching riding
places. Lo and behold, I found one incredibly close to home.
Moto Mountain looked great
online, but I was worried about whether the kids could handle the
trails, being novice riders and all. Additionally, a friend had visited
the park and warned that the trails were not marked very well (corrected
since then). Well, I committed and hauled Rebecca and the kids off for
an unknown adventure. When we first arrived at the park, the primary
parking/gathering place seemed busy and crowded. We were greeted by a
park employee that offered to show us the best places to park the RV for
camping. I told him we might want to be somewhere a little quieter, so
he led us around to the rear of the property. Our campsite was on a dirt
covered hill, but I was able to pull around so the door opened to a
grassy hillside facing the west (sunset). I didn't have much time to
set-up because the kids wanted to ride.
We first checked out the "G"
track, and there were a few muddy turns that concerned me. My guys
haven't ridden through deep mud yet, and on a motorcycle, that can be an
issue. Turns out, they were better than I expected. We rode that track a
lot. We also rode on the C track and the P track, both providing a great
variety of mild hill-climbs, whoops, and mud. We never felt unsafe on
the trails at all. We rode until sunset, then built a nice big fire.
Someone from the staff brought a nice load if firewood by but were gone
before I could thank them. Such nice people. We sat around the fire
telling scary stories then retired to the camper for a movie. It doesn't
get much better than this.
Unfortunately, both Rebecca and I were battling sinus infections, so we
loaded-up and headed home Sunday morning. It took an hour or so to wash
the bulk of the mud off the machines, and they still needed a wash job.
It's ok. It's an experience the kids will talk about for some time to
The website is now down:
website is very well done. The pictures are great and it's
pretty informative. Good job! It would be great if they had
a GPS app, or at least a mobile friendly map.
Moto Mountain is covered with
trails laid out almost like a motocross track. All trails
are one way for safety, and visibility is pretty good (few
blind curves) making it pretty safe of kids. Here's a link
trail map, but it's really not very detailed.
Maps shows many of the trails at Moto Mountain, and with
navigator, can be helpful. All trails run in a loop and have
incremental markers to let you know where you are at all
times. It's a bit confusing at first, but pretty easy to
Moto Mountain has no official
campground. They do welcome campers though, and they'll
point you to the best spot to set-up. Be prepared to dry
camp since there is no water or electricity. It is really
cool to be able to ride right into your campsite. I think
adding RV sites with water and electric would be a good
investment for the park.
features "Sky Cabins," hotel rooms on stilts with a
magnificent panoramic view. We didn't stay in one, but must
give them a 9 for their sheer coolness.
We saw no one on mountain bikes here, but I
could see where it would be a lot of fun.
The park features a zip line with about a 30 second
experience. It look cool, but the minimum age is 14 and it
costs $22 for 3 rides. Maybe next time.
Bobs, located at the intersection if Highway 53 and
Henderson Mountain Road, is the home base for Moto Mountain.
You can purchase your riding pass, rent a motorcycle or ATV,
eat, and gas-up here.
We didn't spend much tome
looking for exotic rocks, but they were everywhere. I
noticed some very large quartz and pocketed some very
unusual green rocks that may be slag or melted glass, but
looks very old. I'm sure there would be some good
Here's a short video (right) showing some of
the riding we did at Moto Mountain. It was a little muddy in
because it rain prior to our visit. Additionally, the
ground had frozen and thawed overnight. I expect the conditions might
be better another time. The kids sure loved the mud though.
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