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Dug Gap

Average Rating:    (4.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Around 10-15 min. climb to 2nd power line.At this point you can go right to road then left to FS road which leads to the Pinhoti trail which runs several miles along ridge to other super trails(Redwines cove,conn 3 omoung others).Or go to the left (basically strait) to a multitude of extreme tecnical trails mostly down hill.(enjoy) Other trails go off the right side around the 1/4-1/2 mile point on the way up. More than a days worth of exploration.I Marked the trail Intermediate,but parts are Advanced to Extreme
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Latitude
34.73953184697083
Longitude
-85.00332355499267
Trail Directions
Exit Walnut Ave off I-75 go east to Dug Gap Rd. red light turn right.Go to 3rd red light turn right onto Dug Gap Mtn. Rd you will cross I-75 strait on to gravel culdesac.Trail head is under steal gate (start the climb)to a great ride.
Trail Length
combinations between 5-18+
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Dalton
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 29, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: sunshinematt ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Awesome renegade trails made back here. I live about 2 mins from these trails and was hiking them long before I was riding them. These trails can be brutal for beginners though! I'm not a beginner and Ive wiped out pretty hard on the "moon shoot" going down the back! Results included a finger broken in 2 places, neck brace for a week, and a fractured knee cap! So be careful and don't be a hero, use your brakes!

Recommended Route:
Ignore the No Trespassing sign and go straight! You'll cross the power cables not too far in, making it to a left turn at a small waterfall, and then continue climbing untill you make it back to the power cables, go slightly uphill there making it back on the trail across the field. Follow the trail and eventually you will come to a 3 way intersection, go straight to make it back to the trailhead, go right to make it up to the Pinhoti. There are some great views from the FS road to the Pinhoti trailhead so I always take the little detour but it adds about 5 or 10 mins.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Snake (Snake Creek Gap), Raisin woods, Redwine Cove, Pilcher's Pond, John's Mountain



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Review Date
March 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Patrick Strehl , from Louisville, KY

Summary:
Great trail except for the no trespassing sign. Next time I'm going to make the right at the power lines go to the road, and hit the pihoni trail.

Recommended Route:
The gate has a no trespassing sign on it. Past that gate is a 10-15 minute climb to the electrical wires. The trail forks a few minutes after you cross the powerline field. If you want a tough climb, go right. If you want some technical downhill go left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For a long run that is fast try the 1996 Olympic trail in Conyers.



Comments
Siress (03/07/2009)
Bicycles are not allowed on the Pinhoti trail, excluding a couple of sections in other states.
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Review Date
August 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mtbr , from Calhoun,Ga

Summary:
Great work out the entire run sould take about 45min to 1hr according to skill level. Extreme technical down hil runs are as much a wark out as the climbs(just different parts) super ride.Its as tight and technical as any ive ridden maybe more so.

Recommended Route:
From trailhead go to first trail to right turn left onto the road,go @ 1/2 mile to trail at top of the hill to the left follow back to the main road go right. To the top power line on up to the fs Road to the very top down the Pinhoti usually to the first big poison ivy patch .Then turn back the technical drop off the right after the big curve leads back down to a multitude of opptions I say go right down double trouble .

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carters(Ridgeway),Bear Creek, Redwines Cove, Red Clay Park



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Review Date
July 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jim , from Dalton

Summary:
From trail head go to first trail to the right fast down hill run to the road turn left onto road go to the top of the hill trail goes off to the left .Lung busting slightly technical climbs and ridge side rides after crossing the power line the second time the trail leads right back to the original trail. Go right on the logging road when you get to the top power line go to the road then left to fs road to the top of he Mtn..A great wok out to the top.The pinhoti goes off to the left (which I ocationally go on out it also)Usuallly I return about 1/4 the way back down the hill to a nice technical drop off to the rest of the Dug Gap trails .There are to many to discribe them all but my favorite is to the left at the third split very technical nice workout for the bicepts.After third creek crossing a trail drops off to the right a great fast run to the finish. this route usually takes 45 min.+/- There are many more trails to explore if you have the time.Enjoy

Recommended Route:
From trail head go to first trail to the right fast down hill run to the road turn left onto road go to the top of the hill trail goes off to the left .Lung busting slightly technical climbs and ridge side rides after crossing the power line the second time the trail leads right back to the original trail. Go right on the logging road when you get to the top power line go to the road then left to fs road to the top of he Mtn..A great wok out to the top.The pinhoti goes off to the left (which I ocationally go on out it also)Usuallly I return about 1/4 the way back down the hill to a nice technical drop off to the rest of the Dug Gap trails .There are to many to discribe them all but my favorite is to the left at the third split very technical nice workout for the bicepts.After third creek crossing a trail drops off to the right a great fast run to the finish. this route usually takes 45 min.+/- There are many more trails to explore if you have the time.Enjoy

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Redwine cove,Ridgeway,FortMtn.



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