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Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

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This is my very favorite trail. When you get to the t you can go right but i have never been up that way so I didn't want to get you lost. Anyway, this trail has about three bermed corners that are very fun. There are some places you can jump a small creek that is sometimes dry. there are plently of places to crash but it is worth it because the trail is so fast and smooth. This trail lets you flow from corner to corner extremely well. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Latitude
36.23437370227467
Longitude
-82.40252494812012
Trail Directions
take cherokee road from university parkway until yu get to cherokee school. Make a left at this intersection. Drive up this road until the very top and park your car on the right and ride your bike down the road(head away from where you came) unntil you get to a smooth dirt fire road on your left. Take this road up the hill until you see a trail on your left there is a large pile of trash here. go up this trail until you come to a t in the trail take a left and you are on the trail. teh trash is from the freaky rednecks that hang out here.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Johnson City
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 22, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: greasy_physique ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We followed the directions as above and found a trail at the col de sac (as well as other trails) but it appears to be an ATV trail now. Does anyone know this to be true or did we miss the correct trailhead? It follows the orange/red blazes now. There is now a radio/lookout tower at the top where the fire lookout used to be. Perhaps there have been many changes since 2002, not unlikely, but surprised that a mtb or walking trail would be taken over by atv.
Thanks for the input, was bummed to see a trail not where it once was, would be glad to have missed something.

Recommended Route:
Rode up fire road (188), left at the Y, to the col de sac at. TOok the non-motorized vehicle trail on a traverse up to the lookout tower. Found single tack down but end up back at col de sac. That trail continues straight towards 26 off the opposing side of the mtn. Otherwise, all trails were ATV and heavily used.



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Review Date
May 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Duckman , from J'town

Summary:
Go up the fireroad all the way to where it comes to a "Y". Turn left and keep climbing, you'll have a few trails and one fireroad on your right as you go up, keep left at all points. At about 5 or so miles, you will come to a cul-de-sac. The trailhead for the #1 is around to the right of the cul-de-sac. Hike up the bank (5 feet) and you are on the #1. The first part of the trail takes you through a fairly steep creek crossing (be careful) and through some tight single-track until you begin a gradual climb that is very technical. You will soon come to "the rock" (you'll know it when you see it) just put your head down and hammer away, it's totally rideable. After the rock, you will begin a series of switchbacks and the trail basically descends from there. Be cautious, this trail has bitten several and it will bite you too if you aren't careful. After descending through several of these switchbacks, you'll see a trail intersection on the left. This is the Church trail and is where the reviewer above comes in. Continue right and now for some real serious fun. The last two switch-backs are the most treacherous parts of this trail. Keep loose and have fun. I've ridden this trail day, night, rainy, and dry and it's a blast, just pay attention to the trail and you'll be ok. When you get to the bottom, you'll come out on Dry Creek rd. If you parked on top, turn right and ride up (1 mile).If you parked at the bottom, turn left and do likewise. There are plenty of other options too. Search the reviews for the other recommended trails.

Recommended Route:
There's a little more to this trail than what's noted above. Park at the top of the mountain (across from the ATV parking area) and you have several options to get to the #1 trailhead. I'll concentrate on the route up from the fireroad mentioned above. Go right from the parking area down the pavement to the fireroad (about 1.5 miles) There is a parking area there too so you could drive down and start your ride from there. Now the fun begins.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Straight Branch, The Chute, The Black Widow, The Church Trail, Rustic Ridge, and Mud Hollow.



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