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Biology Trail

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Lots of short loops branching off of the main trail with jumps, steep drop-offs, creek crossings. To impress the ladies, take the long staircases down in front of the women's dorm. If you want a steep climb, take the sidewalk from university dr. to college dr., then up Sunkist Terrace. Get ready for granny gear. Once at the top, go through the gate and look for a trail at the end of the clearing on the right.
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Latitude
35.04292734441227
Longitude
-85.05495071411133
Trail Directions
From Chattanooga, take Collegedale exit on Lee Hwy about 4 or 5 miles. Go straight through 2 stop lights, and up to a 4-way stop. Take right unto University Dr, past Southern Adventist University, look for apartment complexes named Florida,Tennessee,Georgia,etc. and take a right at the end of the complexes. Trailhead is right in front of you.
Trail Length
2-6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Collegedale
   


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Review Date
June 30, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: GiantMountainTroll ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of climbing
Short, fast trails
Good flow on some but lots of downed trees

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Enterprise South Nature Park aka Volkswagen Trails..right down Apison Pike.



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Review Date
April 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: WheresMyBike ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
New trails are well built and now suitable all experience levels and catered to mountain bikers more than they were before. Trails are clearly marked with difficulty ratings. New trails now give access to the top of the ridge where there was previous little to no bike access before.

Only negative is that popular trails are heavily used by hikers and sections of trails are quite short.

Great area for weekday rides when you can't get out to Raccoon Mt or Ocoee

Recommended Route:
All trails



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Review Date
March 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bleech43 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
New trails are currently being constructed! There will be around 12 miles of NEW trail when completed - projected to be April 1, 2011! There will be everything from beginner (5% grade) to expert; climbs, jumps, berms, everything! Trail is almost completely machine cut (Sweco dozer, ditch witch, and mini excavator) and are also being compacted. For more info please visit www.friendsofwhiteoakmountain.com please visit the site and join the Google group to find out info and volunteer on trail work days!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Raccoon, Booker T Washington, Tanasi (Ocoee White Water center), Jack Rabbitt, Tsali



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Review Date
June 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: EndoGreg ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As Kathie from Cleveland suggested, this is a very good training trail. There are numerous, steep climbs with the payoff downhills that follow. There are enough roots and rocks to keep you focused and with the addition of the latest section that runs close to the ridge top there is greater longevity than ever before. This is a good choice for during-the-week tuneups and it will keep you in shape for the weekend epics. I have given it a "4" aerobic rating which is accurate for those who choose the right paths. MUCH poison ivy this year as well as mosquitoes and deer flies. My overall rating of three would be higher if there were simply more distance to be covered.

Recommended Route:
I like the entrance by the married dorms. From there, follow your instincts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ocoee/Chilhowee



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Review Date
October 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stephen , from Collegedale

Summary:
Anything from easy to hard. main trail - easy, mostly flat; short steep, long and gradual (3) anything else - difficult Watch out for fallen trees. One spot at the moment has about 15 trees down in about fifty feet. But don't exspect to find yourself there on accident. The trees are on the ridge and only the most insane people (like myself) will try to go strait up a mountain about 30 for what seems like forever for fun.

Recommended Route:
I 75
sr 317 east
Turn into SAU
once through SAU there will be some apartment buildings on the right and the trail head is at the far end of them. If you go up the hill turn around and try again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Booker T. Washington State Park



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