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Chase Street

Average Rating:    (2.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Very, Very winding singletrack, in many places you are within a few feet of the trai you rode on 10 minutes before, a lot of trail in a little area. Some fun stuff like an old diving board and some steel catwalk grating over a ditch. If you ride it right, there is some road riding (2-3 miles) and this is a good loop, otherwise it's an out and back to a railroad switching yard.
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Latitude
33.9751111297791
Longitude
-83.38983535766601
Trail Directions
78/Atlanta Highway East into Athens Just past Mall, north on Athens Perimeter (129/29/78/10, it's a bunch of roads at different places, you can't miss the turn) Take loop to the Chase Street Exit (2 or 3 exits north) Left at bottom of exit ramp, cross under highway Immediate right into plumbing supply business parking lot Trailhead is the powercut across the street
Trail Length
Full loop @8 miles, out and back @4 miles total
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Athens
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Review Date
December 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rmi ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First, how to get there: Go north on Chase St. until you pass underneath the Loop. Immediately past the Loop onramp to you left, there is a gated gravel road with enough room on the side of the gate to sneak past on a bike. After riding the gravel road for a few hundred feet, there will be another gravel road that drops off (going downhill) to your left. In front of you the gravel road starts to climb steeply. It is at this intersection that the trail starts: You'll see a little entrance (that is usually overgrown) right at the corner of the woods.

The trail itself is great, but I probably wouldn't drive to get there. I would HIGHLY recommend the trail for those living in Athens that want to ride their bikes to the trailhead.

There is actually a new section of trail that was just added a month or so ago. It is awesome! Nice little jump and plenty of steep, slow, and technical riding (which is generally true for the rest of this trail).

Eventually you will make it to the railroad tracks at the end of this trail. However, if you continue to the other side of the bridge over the tracks, you can continue on the "Dirt Loop." Next stop will be the Prince exit of the Loop, then the Tallassee exit. Supposedly, you can ride from Chase all the way to Jennings Mill, but I have never made it past Mitchell Bridge.

There's one big downed log that I doubt anyone (other than Danny Macaskill) can hop over. If you have a chain saw and are willing, please cut this thing!


Good luck and have fun.

Recommended Route:
Ride this trail out and back OR continue on the Dirt Loop. Since I live near the Prince exit, I often hop on the Dirt Loop and ride to Chase!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you want to ride your bike to the trail: Athens 441, Mitchell Bridge, YMCA (have not ridden it yet), and IM Fields (Lake Herick).

Further afield: Heritage, Hawkes Creek (only on "odd" days!), Yargo, Chicopee



Comments
rmi (12/10/2010)
EDIT: "After riding the gravel road for a few hundred feet, there will be another gravel road that drops off (going downhill) to your RIGHT (says left in original review above). In front of you the gravel road starts to climb steeply. It is at this intersection that the trail starts: You'll see a little entrance (that is usually overgrown) right at the corner of the woods.
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Review Date
August 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Euphorium ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
not a trail don't bother. plenty of better, longer more technical trails less than 5 miles away. no aerobic benefit.confusing, boring, almost non-existent.

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anything else



Comments
jeffro719 (06/01/2011)
This post is out of date, trail is very much there and intact.
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Review Date
September 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: bombertown ,  Racer

Summary:
i live 2 blocks from this trail and hardly ever ride it.

why?

because it's too short to be ridden on its own if you are an intermediate/advanced rider, and too technical if you are a beginner.

i use it when i've just put a new part on my bike and want to field test it real quick.

it's not a bad trail, it's quite fun in places, but if i'm gonna get all geared up to ride, i want to ride for more than 30 minutes.

now if we could somehow connect chase st with the 441 trails, we'd be onto something...



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Review Date
March 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: local rider , from athens

Summary:
Rode this on the 8th of March, beware of major raw sewage spill at the trail down by the creek (section closest to Chase Street). Avoid if you value your health, just cut over to another trail or turn around. You can't really walk around it. Ride through it if you're into raw shit on your tires.

Recommended Route:
environmental warning!



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Review Date
July 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Ben , from Athens,GA ->Laurel, MD

Summary:
The whole thing is back and forth on the slope between the dirt road and the creek. Lots of sharp switchbacks and angled rooty trail. Can't get to much speed. No downhill to speak of. Only go there if you find Mitchell Bridge trails to strenuous. They are much better.

Recommended Route:
Another way in is down the gravel road by the r/r tracks beginning at Old Jefferson Hwy. near the country club. The gravel road leads to a trailhead by the overpass.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mitchell Bridge Area



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