Atlanta, Arabia Mountain Trail, Mountain Bike
The Arabia Mountain Trail winds its way through giant rock outcroppings, past rushing streams plunging in woodland waterfalls and among farmland and fields of wildflowers undulating in the breeze. In addition, Klondike Park and the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve provide beautiful vistas and quiet splendors. The cycling is completely free of traffic, except for road crossings, but still is challenging with many sharp turns and steep climbs.
The trail is fully paved, well laid out, and well maintained. There are a lot of uphill and downhill which makes a perfect spot for weekend workouts.
Lithonia is just north of I-20 and US 278. Parking is available in town (the north end of the trail) as well as at the following: Stonecrest Square; Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve off Klondike Road (north and south parking areas); along Evans Mill Road between Rockland Road and Salem Road; along Brown's Mill Road (Rt 212) southeast of Evans Mill Road; and at Alexanders Lake on Flat Bridge Road SW.
There are several side rides, which are all part of the main trail complex and which link the town of Lithonia as well as Evans Mill Road and Panola Mountain State Park. At its southern end, the trail connects to both the South River Trail and the Rockdale River Trail.
The network of trails on the Arabia Mountain Trail give cyclists various scenery to take in; jagged rock outcroppings, colorful wildflower fields, rushing streams, and towering pines, which shade riders during the warmer months. The beauty of this trail is that it is not as crowded as others in the area, and allows riders to strengthen their skills in the solitude of nature.
Note that cyclists should stay to the right and be aware of walkers, especially near trailhead-accessible portions of the path.
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