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Muddy Hollow to Blue Trail

Average Rating:    (4.36 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Muddy Hollow starts on the side of the parking lot fartherest away from where you entered. The trail starts with 100 yards of roots and then makes its way to a gradual downhill. After a woop-dee-woop, you will cross the gas line, head down and cross the creek. After the creek the trail will climb gradually for the next 15 minutes--then it will climb more severely for the next 20 minutes. A short and fast downhill follows, but you still have to climb a little more. You will pass through two open areas and then over a log. TURN RIGHT at the gas line. You will climb for about 100 yards and then STOP. Do not go down the gas line. TURN LEFT, through the woods for 200 yards. Then you will reach the Blue trail. There are blue blazes on the trees. TURN RIGHT. Follow the blue blazes for an incredible downhill (mostly, some short climbs) all the way back to the parking lot. Note: A logging road was cut across the blue trail, so you will have to turn right on the logging road, go 100 yards, then turn left back on to the Blue Trail. Go straight instead of left over the two woop-dee-woops for an incredible overlook. After you're done being amazed, turn around go right immediately after the two woop-dee-woops to be back on the blue trail.
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Latitude
36.24527690863084
Longitude
-82.37587451934814
Trail Directions
Exit Interstate 181 at US 321 (Elizabethton). Head west on US 321 (University Parkway). Turn left onto State Route 67 (Cherokee Road). Go a little over a mile. Turn left on Triangle Road. Turn left on Dry Creek / Lone Oak Road. The trailhead is on the left side of the road at the top of the hill. Note, you will see brown US Forest Serice signs indicating ATV trail.
Trail Length
7.2 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Johnson City
   


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Review Date
November 26, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: samiller71 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good moderately technical workout as you climb up to the ridgeline that offers fantastic views of the top of Buffalo Mtn, Cherokee Mtn, Johnson City, and Beauty Spot. The downhill on the orange/blue ATV trail is a blast..steep in some areas, technical in just a few spots, can get VERY fast if you dare. If you endo, there likely will be an ATV rider come by in due time to drag what's left of you off the mtn. ;)

Recommended Route:
As described by the poster.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Head down I-26 into NC and ride the trails of Colemans Boundary in Barnardsville. Downhills there will make the very best rider endo.



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Review Date
February 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Adam Houghton , from Johnson City TN

Summary:
Just recently rode this trail for the first time. Not much to say that hasn't been said in the other reviews, except that it appears they have repainted all the blue trail markers with orange. You can see a little bit of blue paint underneath the orange. I thought I had made some wrong turns before that little discovery!



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Review Date
July 5, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: JB , from G'ville, SC (Org. Erwin, TN)

Summary:
I love the awesome downhills this area has to offer. I always look forward to feeling the burn in my thighs because the downhills are so worth it. One thing though, be prepared to get WAY over your back seat in some areas and use only the rear break. There's one particular area that I've heard called "The Chute" that's pretty steep and very long. Watch out for leaves in the winter/spring months. They cover some hidden rocks. There's also a cool technical rock garden on one other trail. My hands actually hurt/ache, from gripping the bar/breaks after I ride this area. It's just so different from the sweet singletrack I've been riding on for the last couple of years. I've ridden here once at night (last year)and there was about 4 inches of snow on the ground. What an experience...it was great!

Recommended Route:
From Erwin, take Hwy. 107 towards Jonesborough. Follow the brown ATV signs and that will get you there. Be careful of leaving anything of value in your car if you park in the paved lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any and all trails in the Buffalo Mtn. area.



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Review Date
June 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nathan , from Elizabethton

Summary:
If there were an ideal training ground for a pro MTN. biker this would be it. This is Easst Coast riding at its best. Here you'll find Roots, Rocks, Mud, anything you can handle. And lots of things you cant. Some of the uphills are a little hard. Try the Root I suggested but be careful and have some good brakes. Make sure you can clip out of your pedals easily. You'll bail out at least twice. Do not listen to the punk that said this is for begginers, there are a lot of technical things to beware of here. If you live around it there is no excuse not to be riding here.

Recommended Route:
Ride all the way to the top. Come out where you are in between 2 impossible Downhills, take the hardest slope. Carry your bike and then get on the small trail on the right marked with Red paint on the trees. Its an ATV trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go to Dennis Cove in Hampton, TN and just find something to do?



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Review Date
July 23, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Cadel , from Austria

Summary:
Nice trail for local begginers wanting to pick up early experience. Nice for a Sunday ride too...

Recommended Route:
same as others recommended



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