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Raccoon Mountain Trail Network

Average Rating:    (4.53 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

Rocky, rooty, rough, and steep.
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Latitude
35.05051631168509
Longitude
-85.4025650024414
Trail Directions
Trail Length
15+ miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Chattanooga
State/Territory/Province
TN
Zip/Postal Code
37419
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 5 (19 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
April 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ep1nephr1ne ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Excellent trail well maintained no complaints well marked no mud great over looks

for a drop in ride i couldn't be happier

Reading the forums IF you are stupid enough to ride the cable tray I hope darwin kills you. As for TVA if they have concerns they could install some plastic hoops or non-rideable feature. selectively placed it would eliminate all riders from the tray.

Recommended Route:
I did both directions, and did the full loop about 16.5 miles. I did miss out on the upper section

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none out of towner



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Review Date
October 16, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Travis Donley ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has some of the funnest single track I've ever ridden!

Recommended Route:
Clockwise around the reservoir seems the best for most routes.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Almost all of the trails are great, fast, roller-coastery deliciousness!



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Review Date
October 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: LLinks ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Sweetest Trail system I've had the chance to ride! Place has a bit of everything - Great flow, sweet downhill sections, technical rock stuff, some jumps mixed in... all around awesomeness in one trail system!

Recommended Route:
We dropped off a cooler with some sandwiches at the Visitor's Center - thanks goes out to the people at the VC for letting us leave an unattended cooler under a bench... and sorry for interrupting what looked like a super-crazy game of cards.
We then parked at the East Overlook and took off on a counter-clockwise path from there.
(The visitor's Center was at the half way point)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I came in from Cincinnati and my brother took me to Raccoon Mt. and to Lock 4 in Nashville area... both were awesome



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Review Date
June 10, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: luv2clmb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail Monday, the 7th. I worked clockwise from the visitor's center, all the way around and the final climb was a killer-I walked. The level of difficulty was not as high as I expected, but I'm only an intermediate rider, so I didn't mind. I spent 3-4 hours here and loved every minute of it.
Enjoy the speed that the trails offer, but do beware of the two-way traffic!
I loved the solitude, too. I'm sure the trails are crowded at times, but I think I saw 5 riders the whole time.

Recommended Route:
Do a complete circuit the first time if you can. Then, based on that, decide where your favorite trails are and stick to those.



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Review Date
May 22, 2009

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: StJamesG ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A fun, physically demanding trail. Some sections are smooth and fast, others a small rock/root sections with some medium length climbing sections, while other areas are 5-8mph undulating and twisting. There are a couple long (5min climbs) and some amazing technical sections. This trail is extremely diverse from 20mph downhill shutes to long climbs, huge rocky sections, and tons of flowing corners. Its worth the visit for sure.

Recommended Route:
I rode from the visitor center (most people riding from the south east corner of the trail) and took the trail anti-clockwise. I dropped into a very fun 1/4mi downhill with some rock ledges. For the next 1/2 of the trail there were medium length climbs with lots of twist and turns (none of them too tight, though, with some technical / rooted sections where I used most of my suspension travel. After 8mi or so I came to some flatter, faster sections with occasion rock gardens. At may 10mi I came to a trail labeled 'expert only' where there were 6 or so sections of very large rock structures (it felt like a baby Moab sometimes) with very steep / vertical drops. Very cool section. From the lowest part of this section I rode straight up a steep hill, onto the road, traveled 1/4mi to a power line area and dropped in by the gate across the road. More very fast sections with a few long climbs, a few nice jumps fast corners. 16mi later, back to the visitor center.



Comments
RyanHerb (09/19/2009)
As of last week (today is 9/19/09) these trails are in great shape. Just confirming that everything in these reviews are accurate. Hats off to SORBA and the Volunteers that worked these trails
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