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Pinhoti 1

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Trail

3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 724' 221 m
Descent: -705' -215 m
High: 2,269' 692 m
Low: 1,681' 512 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Jon Sundquist

An awesome singletrack section of the long distance Pinhoti Trail.

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Description

This is but one small section of the Pinhoti trail, an IMBA epic trail that is is dozens of miles long. This section is known locally as Pinhoti 1, or P1 and is an outstanding example of southern Appalachian singletrack with lots of climbing/descending, and textbook bench cut singletrack.

The best way to ride this trail is to start from the Bear Creek Trail, also described on MTB Project. P1 starts from the Bear Creek Trail as a steep uphill from a creek-paralleling section. This is the start of a long arduous climb - it hurts so good! The beautifully constructed trail, with perfect grades, and great views that only get better as you climb makes the climb all the more fun.

After a little more than a mile you get to the top, and start an incredible singletrack downhill that goes for over a mile, with just a small uphill section in the middle. Switchbacks keep you on your toes, while nothing can wipe the smile off your face.

The trail flattens out in a valley with a bridge crossing the creek. Just to keep you honest, the trail starts climbing again, this time on an old doubletrack.

The trail ends on a forest service trail. Usually, the thing to do here is take a left for several hundred yards and look for the two-track that starts Pinhoti 2.

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May 30, 2020
Mason Pritchard
7.8mi
Nov 30, 2019
Amy White
Nov 2, 2019
Brian Kirkpatrick
May 27, 2019
Don Williams
May 24, 2019
Chris Wright
Unbelievably fun trail 3.9mi — 12h 00m
May 18, 2019
Francisco Rivera
3.9mi
Oct 14, 2018
David Densmore
Jul 26, 2018
Jeff P
great at the top 3.9mi

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  4.6 from 17 votes

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in Mulberry Gap

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in Mulberry Gap

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in Georgia

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The lowermost portion of the Bear Creek Trail includes several small creek crossings.
May 14, 2014 near Ellijay, GA
Boy Scout bridge on Pinhoti 1.
Apr 16, 2016 near Ellijay, GA
Nice creek crossing and campsite at the bottom of the P1 descent.
May 14, 2014 near Ellijay, GA

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