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Jackrabbit

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Stacked loop design will appeal to all skill levels. Built specifically for mountain biking but hikers welcome. Combination of fast/flowing to tight/twisting; some technical features include 75 foot rock crossing, elevated ladder bridge on advanced trail, to small rock crossings, whoopty-do's and dirt jumps on intermediate loops. Great for families as well. Located on very scenic peninsula off recreational Lake Chatuge with adjacent campground.
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Latitude
35.045676
Longitude
-83.818434
Trail Length
13.5
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hayesville
State/Territory/Province
NC
Country
US
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Review Date
June 27, 2017

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: John Graham ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am on vacation so I now have ridden it twice!

Perfect for beginners and serious riders.Very fast and smooth. I didn't know you could have mountain bike trails without roots??. No serious up, or downhills but pretty fast nonetheless.

If you are beginner, if stay on the Central loop and you will feel very comfortable. A beginner in good shape can ride anywhere.

For those who have been riding a while you will not be challenged but you will have fun. Also, a great workout because to keep your speed up you have to keep pedaling the entire time.

By far the best signage I have ever seen on any trail.

My only complaint is you get close to the lake but there are a lot of trees and shrubs that block what looks like a potentially beautiful view. If you live here or are visiting, make sure you ride it.

Recommended Route:
White - Central Loop - beginner, medium to low fitness
All but the Yellow trail - beginner with good fitness
All the trails if you have experience - not challenging but a lot of fun.

A hybrid bike could be ridden as well. There may be literally 2-3 places where you may decide to walk the bike - and that is just a single obstacle, not walking any sort of distance. If you are light on your bike, you won't even need to walk the bicycle.



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Review Date
October 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mike ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
So, strangely enough, this "little" trail system turned out to be one heck of a hidden gem on a recent week long MTB trip to NC. We rode both Dupont and Tanassi Whitewater prior to this and were a bit let down by both. Rode Tsali later in the week.

Where Dupont and Tanassi seemed to have lots of double track and fire road type connectors, Jack Rabbit is an exercise in pure single track. The trail is fun, fast, pumpy and flowy. Also, I have ridden trails all over the country and this little system has one of the best trail markings I have ever seen! Kudos to the trail stewards here! There is nothing more frustrating then coming to a trail system from out of town and having to guess what trail is what and stop constantly to verify your route and position! (a map is only good if the trail is accurately marked!)

Anyway, we ended up doing two laps of everything and then headed back in with a couple beers at the end of our ride to sit at the edge of the lake and relax!

If you're in NC to ride Dupont, Tanassi, Tsali, etc, this little system is definitely worth the trip. There is a nice picnic area at the trail entrance and it's pretty quiet and peaceful. Great way to spend an afternoon riding! There were about a half dozen or so other riders at the picnic area, but we only ran into two during our ride.

Recommended Route:
Do it all - twice!



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Review Date
July 30, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RunsWithBeer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We rode this trail System during a Tsali Weekend. It was worth the hour drive from Tsali. The trails are groomed fast and flowy. There is one primary Loop with several loops that leave and return to the main loop. the system is well maintained and very well signed. there is fun here for Novice to Expert. To find The trailhead follow US 64 to NC 175 to Jackrabbit rd you will see the sign from there. We had a Blast

Recommended Route:
Pick the loops that you want, difficulty is noted. only one loop has significant climbing and nothing is real Technical

Other recommended trails in the same area:
TSALI



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Review Date
July 27, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mark Prickett ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I was on vacation mid July, so after riding Tsali and the ridge trail behind Nantahala outdoor center, I was informed of a great trail down around Hayesville.
The guys at Noc were helpful and turned me on to this trail.
Let me tell you , if you are in western North Carolina you must ride this trail!
Flowy,twisty, groomed singletrack at its best .
Sorta like a condensed Tsali with fast hardpack little climbing and just a nice flow.
Also the best marked trail system I've ever ridden.
ride all of it, savor it as its only about ten or so miles. great loops and if you haven't
had enough , do it twice!
Good job to the trial crew who laid this one down!

Recommended Route:
Ride clockwise after a short trail from the parking lot that leads to the first "white"outer loop.
Take the trail to the right have a blast and grind to your hearts content!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tsali,Fontana Village, The ridge trail up the hill behind Nantahala outdoor center



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Review Date
May 21, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kersh13 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail!!! Some friends and I rode Jackrabbit earlier today and all I can say is what a blast! This trail would be great for all skill levels. Very fast, very flowy singletrack. Very little elevation change except for the highpoint trail. The trail also had a few very beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tsali to the North, Chicopee to the South



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