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Stringers Ridge

Average Rating:    (3.95 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Tight twisty singletrack. Good climbs and bomber descents. Keep an eye out for the ever elusive " Ghost Fox". He tends to appear at the most inoppurtune times, often sending bikers careening over embankments or flying wildly over their handlebars as they try to avoid this ghostly apparition.
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Latitude
35.05248370662468
Longitude
-85.36651611328125
Trail Directions
Cherokee Blvd towards Red Bank(through tunnel). Take right on Ashmore, then right at Ridgemont apartments(Mason dr), go until road dead ends into tree line.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Chattanooga
   


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Review Date
April 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: roperacer ,  Downhiller

Summary:
there are 2 freeride runs here,,looking up the mtn, the course to the left should not be rode,,all the wood is old and breaking,,u could probably ride the see-saw,,or the big roll in,but the vortex,,long skinny's and random other obsticle's are unsafe..the run to the more right side has a few jumps and a few drops over 4 feet,all of these should be good.there is good single track here also if u know where to find it.

Recommended Route:
there are several ways to park and ride here



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Review Date
October 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ChipV ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I parked at the reccomended trailhead and was immediately caught off gaurd by the sickening amount of garbage that littered the area. It is, literally, like parking your car at a garbage dump. My hats are off to the Jeffrey and many of the others that have put their time & effort into cleaning up the area in order to give people an escape near the city. Unfortunatley, some ignorent, low rent, pieces of crap just like to wallow in their own crap & ruin things for everyone else.

I did, however, ride past the gaurdrail (and the dozen or so fly infested garbage bags behind it), to explore the trails. All of the trails I road were passable with few tress blocking the way. I was really glad to see that someone had left logs across the road and built transitions instead of moving the logs. Also, I wandered upon a playground of stunts down one trail. There were numerous ladders and drops, and one gap jump that looked suspect. I actually rode all the drops (against my better judgement)and found the course someone laid out to be alot fun.

I found very little actual singltrack. The ATV's have widened most of it and used the entire area as a playground. To each there own, I guess, but it is a shame to see good trails destroyed like that.
Despite the trash & the ATV's, the area has huge potential

Recommended Route:
I just got in there and wandered around for a few hours.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Most good trails are a good 45min-hr from downtown Chattanooga. Signal is fairly close, Lula Lake isn't too far, and there is Booker T.



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Review Date
November 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Trey ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As stated below the trails are now open again. Be aware of others and leave no trash behind when you leave. We are working very hard with the city and land owners to make this an accessible place for hikers and bikers.

One correction is that River City Bicycles donated the care bags with waterbottles and poweraid and power bars for all toe workers.

The trails are open but we still have work to do. One thing we are working on is making maps. We need GPS equipment for this. We have limited access to some but if you have the ability to help email me at trey@itrca.com. We also need those interested to just give me feedback as to what the area still needs.

One of our goals will be to connect some of the left most trais to create a complete perimeter loop.

ENJOY!

Recommended Route:
Turn at Nikki's Drive In, take second left (First is a Dead end), take the next 3 lefts (2 will be intersectand the 3rd will be the road to the main trailhead). The street name is High Ridge Road. Park at the open area. Ppldo not block the road there are houses down the gravel portion of the driveway.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Edwards Point, Mavic Springs, Chilhowee System, Tanasi



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Review Date
November 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jeffrey ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Chattanooga Bike Club and Team R3 recently spent two days (Oct. 25th & Nov. 8th, 2003) clearing the down trees and picking up litter from this trail system. Presently, the trees have been cleared from all of the trails south of the power lines, where the best riding is located. Approximately seven miles of trails are presently open. (Before and after pictures: www.itrca.net/images/trey/stringers/ )
Other reviews suggest entering the area from the northern trailhead, which will place you north of the power lines and in the area which still needs work. I would suggest that you enter at the southern trailhead. You can get to the southern trailhead very easily. On Cherokee Blvd, turn east (you can only turn east) down the side street by Nick's restaurant. From there turn left at each intersection until you reach the southern trailhead. Please tread lightly as this entire trail system is located on private property.
The following businesses supported our efforts to clear/clean-up the trail and deserve your support: The Yellow Submarine (located 181 River Street, near Coolidge Park) donated lunch for the trail workers on Oct. 25th, Pisa Pizza (551 River Street, near Coolidge Park) donated lunch for the trial workers on November 8th. Also, on November 8th, Suck Creek Cycle (505 Cherokee Blvd.) provided coffee & donuts to start the day off as well as providing gift bags to all trail workers. Tennessee Waste Haulers provided a construction site style dumpster, which we completely filled with the litter removed from the trials, and the Bolles Company provided a port-o-toilet.

Recommended Route:
Start at the southern trailhead and explore!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Edward's Point/Mushroon Rock (sees a lot of ATV use), Lula Lake Land Trust (only open the public on the first and last weekend of each month)



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Review Date
July 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: RIP Stringers , from Georgia

Summary:
This was at one time one of my favorite trails in the Chattanooga area and beyond. It was not very long but was great for after work/school rides. Had good singletrack, technical sections, climbs, tight stuff and so on. Unfortunately, the trail has gone to sheet. There are trees down all over(mostly un-passable)and four wheelers have turned some of the sweet and twisty singletrack into crap. Complete shame. Used to be good one. Chattanooga is losing some of it's better trails...TNT, Stringers, gotta pay for Booker and Harrison when they are not underwater. I've heard that Roberts Mill was gettin' shut down. Lula lake is only open what two weekends a month. Sorry for the rant, but what a freakin'shame! Guess it's time to do some trail work. In the meantime I'll be on my road bike. Five stars for a tribute to once was and potential future...one star for current codition.

Recommended Route:
To the local bike club to enlist a cleanup crew.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Edwards, Prentice and Biolagy is about all thats left. Hell, make the trip down to Dausett trails in Griffin Georgia...



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