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Chestnut Ridge Loop

Intermediate

Trail

11.2 mile 18.1 kilometer loop
80% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 770' 235 m
Descent: -770' -235 m
High: 1,544' 471 m
Low: 1,269' 387 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Randy Conner

Easy, rolling trail with a great overlook.

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Overview

Beautiful singletrack that gently rolls through some of BSF's back country starts out with nice, relatively easy trail and stays that way. Gentle grades make this a great beginner trail. It is harder to find the trailhead than to navigate the trail itself. Once you're on the trail, one turn choice is all there is.

Description

Just past 5 miles in there is a fork. You can take the right fork to a great overlook or make the trail shorter by turning left and skipping the overlook. If you go out to the overlook, you may want to ride only to the first set of steps and hike the rest of the way. It's only a couple hundred yards.

Watch out for the bridges. They were designed for hiking and it's recommended you walk them. The bridges are particularly slick with any moisture on them. Other than the slick bridges, this entire area drains well. Big South Fork is a great area as a fallback when other area trails are too wet to ride.

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Nov 25, 2016
Ross Alcorn
fun trail and great views at the end. do an out and back instead of the loop described in this ride. 17.3mi — 2h 27m
Oct 29, 2016
Tommy Safranek

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Photos

Cruising through dense forest along the John Muir Trail.
Dec 7, 2015 near Oneida, TN
Chestnut Ridge is part of the John Muir Trail in Big South Fork.
Jul 15, 2013 near Oneida, TN
The view from the overlook above no Business Creek.
Jul 15, 2013 near Oneida, TN

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