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11.3 mile 18.1 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 693' 211 m
Descent: -692' -211 m
High: 2,047' 624 m
Low: 1,934' 589 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Approximately 15 miles of very flowy loops. All very well-maintained with great scenic vistas.

Michelle Shuford

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The trails are open year-round but the campground is only open May-Sept.

Overview

This series of stacked loops are well maintained, provide some great easy to intermediate riding, and offer great views of Chatuge Lake throughout.

Description

Central Loop, when ridden counter clockwise, starts you out with some simple easy trails. There are no unavoidable obstacles and this trail will provide you with access to the other trails within this looped system. It follows along the lake shore for the first 1.25 miles where you'll intersect with Burnt Tree Peninsula.

Burnt Tree Peninsula This trail has some tight and sharp turns in the beginning but after that, it's very similar to the start of Central Loop with no unavoidable obstacles. This trail returns you to Central Loop in the same location that you started on it. Continue on Central Loop to the right. The next trail intersection is Yotee's Run.

From Central Loop, youll enter this section of Loops almost straight on. Youll go about 100 yards to the next signed intersection. Go left at this 3-way intersection and then bear right in order to run this loop counter clockwise. (Although this one can be run in either direction) It was great views and short to moderate climbs with a somewhat steeper side slope down to the lake edge. The trail is a little narrower and does have a few rocky/rooty areas that would give this trail an overall novice/intermediate ability level.

Continue onwards to Burrell Cove. The 1st half of this trail is pure pump track joy! It is fast and flowy with wonderful whoop dee doos and twisty turny tight singletrack. And for this reason, I give it a blue ratingbut if ridden slower, it is fine for beginner riders and is sure to put a grin on their faces. It has some dirt jumps and small unavoidable features but is overall very friendly. It also is the access to SABA Beach Loop.

After the Beach Loop, the 2nd half of Burrell Cove has some short steep sections that will find you yelling to your co-riders Pedal, Pedal, Pedal! in order to crest the tops of the hills and then coast back down the other side. There is nothing very technical on the trail bed itself except for the occasional root. However, it is visually intimidating as it is very steep down to the lake edge. Exit Right to continue on Central Loop in a counter-clockwise direction.

From Central Loop, head right on to Sneaking Creek. This trail is one of the trails best run Clockwise. It will start with a wonderful downhill and over a covered wooden bridge. You'll then do a little climbing. There are a few trail intersections in here that can be a little confusing. They were built to accommodate 2-way traffic for some of the races held there. Stay left at the signed intersection. It will climb a bit but once at the top, let the flow begin! This trail can be tight and twisty. Watch for oncoming riders and this trail is often ridden in both directions. It is the longest loop in the trail system.

Once you've had your fill on Sneaking Creek, take Upper Ridge which is best run clockwise. It is tight and twisty. The start is up and downbut mostly up. The backside has some steep climbs and some roots and rocks. In my opinion, this is the second hardest trail loop in the systemhence the Intermediate/Advanced rating.

After Upper Ridge, continue past Sneaking Creek and you'll find this ride's finish off of Central Loop. Enjoy!

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Jun 18, 2019
Chris Roberts
Jun 5, 2019
Connor Woodruff
May 27, 2019
Ken Friedman
May 25, 2019
Hailey Bouchard
First Memorial Weekend
Apr 17, 2019
Mike Marksberry
Apr 16, 2019
Mtbproject@kendallspace.net Kendall
Blue loop is a bit more difficult but worth it! The entire system is very fun and interesting. Lots of different terrain and views. 13.3mi — 5h 07m
Mar 29, 2019
Gerry Conway
Mar 26, 2019
Todd Wesley

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