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Whitewater Trail

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

start with a climb and go to the top for some good singletrack.
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Trail Directions
highway 64 from I 75 towards Ocoee. go to Olympic Whitewater center. Cross the river at bridge to the parking area.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cleveland
   


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Review Date
July 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Terry , from Conyers, GA

Summary:
This is a great ride. I rode all the new terrain for the first time last weekend. They have really come a long way!!!

Recommended Route:
Park at Thunder Rock. Climb FS45 to Westfork. You have to really watch for this one. It is on the left in a big hairpin turn in the road. It is easy to miss because it drops off sharply from the road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chilhowee -- A slightly more challenging but at least as fun ride.



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Review Date
April 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Fayetteville, NC

Summary:
TO be honest I had to walk the first half mile because it is atleast a 10 degree raise. After my wussy self walked up the mountain I found wome incredible single and double track. The trail is really fun and at times very challanging. Just be careful it is not hard to get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
chohowee



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Review Date
April 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Don , from Dalton Ga.

Summary:
There a few new trails that have just been opened at the top of the Trail System. Ride them..... Ride them alot this summer, When else can you contribute to trail building by just riding? The upper trails are a little "green", but in a few months of some steady riding, this area will giver Tsali a run for destination area of the south. Trust me on this one.... I ride Tsali alot as well and all this place needs is some riders to pack it down a bit the trails will speak for themselves.....
A word of caution and just decent riding etiquette, The end of the loops all funnel back down to the whitewater center on a single track that is common trail for both uphill bikers as well as hikers. It is pretty narrow, and awfully tempting to fly down it.... If you care about the future of the sport, and hate to see trails closed, Go easy.... you will have plenty of other opportunities to "let em roll". It would suck to come charging into a family with kids out for a little weekend stroll. Alright I will get off my soap box..... Come on up and help make these trails incredible.... Gonna give this place 3 tires but with a few more riders definitely a 5.

Recommended Route:
Start at the white water center, cross the big span bridge turn Left and start to climb. just less than a mile up the trail splits back to the right. Stay left. A little further it splits again, This is the bear paw loop. stay left, the 3rd intersection is for the chestnut mountain trail..... OK it gets interesting from here.... Map is highly recommended and pretty accurate and easy to follow.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chilhowee, Tsali, Bear Creek, Mountaintown creek, Sumac Creek, Flat creek, River Loop, Bull Mountain.



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Review Date
April 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Terry , from Conyers, GA

Summary:
See my (and several other reviews of this trail) under the listing for Tanasi.

Recommended Route:
NOTE: Based on the reviews I see here, it seems that people are discussing the TANASI trail system.



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Review Date
August 8, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Matt Denton , from Birmingham, AL

Summary:
The trail is located within the Cherokee National Forest and right beside the Ocoee River. There are tons of places to camp out and plenty to experience while you're there. Get a map before you start! There's a .7 mile uphill climb to start things off. This leads to Bear Paw loop. It's a very easy single track that's got some descent downhill if you ride it counter clockwise. It's only about 2 miles long. On the back side of this trail there's an old forest road that takes you to Chestnut Mountain Loop, an 8 mile trail. I made the mistake of going clockwise on the loop. It began with a 2 mile up hill climb. It is mostly ungroomed double track. The is incredible. The trail is covered during the summer by tall trees and leaves so it's relatively cool. After about four miles the trail gets a little confusing because it runs into a few forest roads that aren't marked to well. There were many possible ways to go and the map didn't seem to help. I had a less experienced buddy of mine with me that was still coming up the mountain so rather than risk him not making the same choices I made I headed back down the mountain. Excellent choice. The down hill was incredible. Loved it! The other side of the loop contains mostly single track that traces through the hills and crosses a few creeks before heading up the mountain. Overall it was a good trail. It could have been less confusing. The trails aren't marked that well. The trails weren't too technical there perfect for the beginner.

Recommended Route:
After crossing the bridge, hit the single track trail to the left up to Bear Paw loop. After a short uphill climb, take a right at the split. On the back side of the trail a double track splits off and heads to Chestnut Mountain Loop. Go counter clockwise on the loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Clemmer - Located off the side of the road next to the Parksville Lake Campgrounds. Great uphill.



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