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Flat Creek

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

5-6 miles of singletrack. I rode it clockwise which means go ride up to the sign and go left and descend enjoy it you will pay later, cross creek go back up long ascent (higher than where you started) then descend all the way to parking lot. Nice downhill, pretty scenery, very shady. Tough climb with alot of 50 yrd technical sections full of baby-head boulders. I rode it clockwise because Nutt's book says to, counter might be easier but the downhill would be more technical. You can fly on the downhills if you go the way I did but you do all of your climbing at once.
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Latitude
34.8171
Longitude
-84.300667
Trail Directions
575 north to blue Ridge (575 becomes some other road above Jasper just keep going). Turn rt at (2nd? across fro MCdonald's) light in blue ridge (Windy Gap rd). Road deadends in less than mile. Turn left at deadend and go a few hundred yards to Aska Rd. Turn right and go about 4.4 miles to parking lot on rt. (just past a bike crossing sign). There are 3 trailheads from this parking lot, Flat Creek, Stanley Gap and Green Mountain.
Trail Length
5.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Blue Ridge
   


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Review Date
April 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: DP ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My all time fave! I call it the microwave trail. I'm fully cooked in less than 6 miles and an hour.

Recommended Route:
counter clockwise almost mandatory

Other recommended trails in the same area:
StanleyGap, Green Mountain, Lake BR Loop



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Review Date
November 3, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: palmcitytiki ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Definitely got lucky and happened to ride the trail counter clockwise. It made the down hills rough, but not as rough as trying to ride up the rock gardens. Climb and climb some more, the strap it on and rumble down to the base of the creek. Then climb back out and head to the next trail.

Recommended Route:
Counter clock wise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Green mountain Rode the fire road up. Its the route on the Southern side, then bomb down the single track on the way back home



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Review Date
March 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kevin , from Atlanta, GA

Summary:
This is a great trail! This trail has it all except log crossings. Streams, creeks, nice downhills, great climbs, and technical sections. Some of the downhills can be quite technical. It is rocky at points but for the most part it's root free. Combine this trail with one of the other two around and you can ride for 3+ hrs and never be on the same trail! I will be back again.

Recommended Route:
Rode Counter Clockwise (go right)



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Review Date
August 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tim , from Rome, Ga

Summary:
Very nice trail. I rode counter-clockwise so the first climb was smooth and easy. After gaining around 700', you begin a fast rocky descent through lush forest. Nice,long, un-interupted downhill! After the downhill you climb (I'm guessing) a few hundred feet in elev. back to the trail you came up to access the loop. I rode this down to the Stanley Gap trail. It was here that I discovered the funky substance in the bottom of my water bottle. I poured the water out and rode up Stanley Gap until my thirst forced me to turn around(2 miles). This trail was also cool. I plan to return with a clean bottle and ride Stanley Gap. I would have given a 5 if not for the lack of jumps/technical obstacles but still a great trail!

Recommended Route:
Counter-Clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carter's lake, Bear Creek, Mountaintown Creek, Fort Mtn



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Review Date
December 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ScubaCruz , from Canton, GA

Summary:
My wife, Lori, and I had the pleasure of a personal tour from a local trail guru, Sherry! Thanks Sherry. We did one lap (6 miles) in roughly an hour and 20 minutes; stopping for pictures included. At the parking lot, meet too buddies who were late risers. Did a second lap with them. Even more fun than the first! Went right (CCW) both times. Gradual mile or so climb on double-track. Becomes single-track once downhill begins. Fun fast rocking sections with lots of wet springs crossing and sometimes joining the trail. All the wet sections are ridable. A new bridge has been built just above the one deep creek crossing. Thanks Girl Scouts Troop 4477. After the bridge, it's all up for another mile or so. A really fun, intermediate trail in the mitts of 2 other (not yet ridden) tough trails; Green Mtn & Stanley Gap! Long Branch just down the road is a 2 mile Beginner trail. Thanks SORBA Ellijay (EMBA) and those who've helped maintain this trail!

Recommended Route:
At Flat Creek Loop sign, majority ride it counter clockwise (right) which is down rocks, up smooth. Tougher technical route is clockwise (left).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Green Mtn, Stanely Gap & Long Branch, in immediate area.



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