Activities: hiking, biking
Closest town: Ellijay, Georgia
For more information: Call toll-free (888)276-BIKE
Travel east on Highway 52 going away from Ellijay. Approximately 4 miles outside the city, turn right on Mulkey Road and then right again into the Rich Mountain Wildlife Area. You will need to park your car and ride a short distance to the trailheads.
The Red & White and River Loop trails are sister trails located in the Cartecay Tract of the Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area off Highway 52 East. The Red & White is a 2.6-mile, beginner/intermediate trail closest to the entrance of the management area. This trail is a single-track loop with occasional rocky or rooty sections. Dogwoods line this trail and brighten the trail in the spring. Be prepared for a long climb near the end of the trail. If you're looking for a short, relative easy ride, be careful not to turn on the River Loop or you might be out longer than you planned.