|Wilderness View Cabins are located in the heart of some of the best mountain biking trails and road biking routes in the country. With more than 150 miles of mountain trails and a plethora of road biking routes on scenic byways with extreme curves, hills and valleys, Gilmer County is the official Biking Capital of Georgia. Every week, riders come from throughout Georgia, the Southeast, the U.S. and even some European countries to climb scenic Fort Mountain via Highway 52 or explore the many designated mountain bike trails.
There are 12 main mountain bike trails within Gilmer County and another dozen in nearby Murray County, west of Ellijay, in the Cohutta Mountains. Two of the best known are Bear Creek Trail, The Pinhoti Trail and Windy Gap. In addition to the mountain trails, called "single track" because they are only wide enough in most places to accommodate a single bike, there are nearly another 400 miles of gravel, forest roads known as "double track" trails. The Pinhoti trail can be accessed several hundred feet from the entrance to our cabins on the top of Fort Mountain.
Gilmer and Murray Counties are favorite destinations for road cyclists across the country because of the numerous curves, dips and valleys of North Georgia`s mountain paved roads. It`s not uncommon for a group of road cyclists to cover more than 50 miles on area roads during a ride. In fact, Fort Mountain was part of the Tour de Georgia event from its start in 2003 to its final contest in 2008. Because Wilderness View Cabins are on top of Fort Mountain, off Scenic Bi-way 52. Aside from major race events, Cycle clubs from Canada, Europe, and the U.S. come to Fort Mountain and the surrounding North Georgia Mountain area to make the challenging scenic climb to Fort Mountain`s summit and experience the thrill of the downhill ride.