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Chehaw Park Trail

Average Rating:    (3.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Flat, TIGHT single track mixed with a long double track loop surrounding the woods that contain the single track. With the exception of a couple of sand pits, and very tight twisting trail, the ride is not challenging
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Latitude
31.576195520223443
Longitude
-84.1607666015625
Trail Directions
Enter Chehaw Park from Highway 91 north of Albany. Proceed toward the rear of the park. There are signs with arrows directing you toward the biking trail. Keep going, your aren't there until you see a sign that says "Parking Area" in a small clearing. Park here and follow the double track along the fence until you see a turn off. Note: all the single track eventually leads back to this loop road so you are never lost.
Trail Length
5+
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Albany
   


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Review Date
April 21, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: West Martin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail well marked with signage and posts. Also well maintained. Flat trail overall, so if you're into downhills, this is not the trail for you. If you are looking for a good cross country, try a couple of laps of this trail.

A couple of fun areas on the trail... Up-Chuck... Pedal...pedal...p e d a l....

Would ride again.

Recommended Route:
Loop with multiple crossings, so it really doesn't matter, but when you come in to the park, take the first right and then the entrance is on your right (marked with a sign) about 100 yds on your right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dothan Campus Trail, Fort Rucker, Fort Benning, Chawacla, Swayback Bridge



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Review Date
December 5, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: trailhound ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
THIS TRAIL IS ALSO REVIEWED UNDER PARKS OF CHEHAW NOW. CHECK THAT SET OF REVIEWS OUT AS WELL...ITS THE REVIEW OF THE NEW TRAIL.



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Review Date
December 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: t135 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is located in southwest Georgia which, like most of Florida, is very flat. The trail is new (thanks to Breakaway Cycles and others in Albany) and well done. As of thanksgiving 2011 I think it had been finished for maybe a couple months. A race was held in maybe October 2011.

Chehaw Park is a cool park that I grew up at. It's in the south Georgia woods on some kinchafoonie Creek backwater, ponds and lakes. There is also a wild animal park designed by Jim Fowler of "Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom" fame. Great place to enjoy south Georgia nature with an African safari flair. There are camping facilities as well. Cool place in my book.

I grew up in Albany but haven't lived there in 20 years. The new mountain bike trail should serve the community and park well. There is a cool BMX track right at the MTB trailhead. You can do the 7 mile loop and the cut loose on the BMX track for a few laps...a lot of fun.

Complaint??? The park needs to put up signs for the MTB trailhead!!! C'mon...volunteers made it happen! Invest in a few signs and map at the trailhead!!! We wasted 30 minutes trying to figure out where the trailhead was. Not so cool.

If you want hills, mountains, and wild downhill runs, you don't go to a place as flat as Albany Ga. Go somewhere else for that. This is a fun flat out single track run. Lots of little dips, tight twisty trail, hairpin/switchbacks etc. Ther are no hills for an aerobic burn but, pedal flat out for 7 miles at top speed for an aerobic burn. Then do a couple more laps.

As far as technical features, there are only a few log crossings. I'm not a big fan of roots and loose gravel/rocks and there aren't a lot here. I'm sure they will add more technical features in time. There is plenty of space. There is even room for a MTB skills park and pump track at the trailhead. If I still lived in Albany I'd gladly volunteer.

Great place to ride with the family. The flatness and lack of technical features would qualify this as a beginner trail. But advanced riders can get their thrills out of high speed laps with lots of twists and turns. Will be riding this trail whenever I get to Albany.

Recommended Route:
It's one long loop, not much mystery on which way to go. Plenty of places to bail out if you want to cut your ride on the loop short. The woods vary from south Georgia pine tree stands (classic quail habitat) to classic SW Georgia/north Florida live oak forest with Spanish moss hanging from the trees. The closer you get to the water, the denser and darker the forest gets. And the soil gets darker and less sandy.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Forget about it. You've got to do some driving to Tallahassee or middle Georgia. There is a trail in downtown Albany near the riverfront area (Flint River) but I haven't ridden it.



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Review Date
November 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ralphjones2 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
well I saw possibilities,however, it is a long way from being a trail. I am pretty sure that I am the only one to go there this century. The lady at the park gate said ,"2 dollars please". she gave me a map of the park which showed the trails, but they wre over ground or very deep. I was just in Albany for the day. This place needs some help.

Recommended Route:
did not find



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Review Date
June 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: lost rider , from albany, ga

Summary:
this trail is closed due to tree cutting. to bad since there is no where to ride around here.



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