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blueBlack Flat Creek Loop #165B

Trail

5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 902' 275 m
Descent: -723' -220 m
High: 2,699' 823 m
Low: 2,008' 612 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Lost Justpastnowhere

A surprisingly easy climb leads to an awesome singletrack with lots of creek crossings.

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Description

This trail is the easier version of its big brother, Stanley Gap Trail #165. I'd recommend to do it in the shown counter-clockwise direction. The climb up to the highest point then is mostly a fairly wide, smooth singletrack and the grade is not as steep if climbing the other direction.

In the counter-clockwise direction then you've got the narrow singletrack with the roots and rocks to play on on the way down. It's a two-mile trip with 800 ft of nearly continuous descent and you'll encounter a half dozen or so unnamed creek crossings along the way. An intermediate rider should be able to ride all the way down.

The only downside to this trail is that once you reach the bottom, you've got about 400 ft of climbing to get out of Flat Creek Valley and back to your car.

The whole trail is heavily forested, so you won't have any sweeping views, but on the other hand, you've got some protection from the sun.

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Mar 30, 2019
C Chap
Sep 23, 2018
Matthew Walsh
Jul 11, 2018
David Smith
5.2mi
Jul 2, 2018
Tim Moss
5.5mi
Apr 14, 2018
Jim Smithson
5.2mi
Jan 3, 2018
Stephen Keener
Oct 19, 2017
Keith Ferguson
did this clockwise. 5.1mi — 1h 30m
Sep 21, 2017
Gary Steffins
Lots of classic climbing and whit knuckle downhill 5.9mi

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in Georgia

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