MTB Project Logo

Chimney Rock to Paint Mountain Short Loop

 4.0 (5)

6.3 Miles 10.1 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,408' 429 m

Ascent

-1,413' -431 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

2,554' 778 m

High

1,224' 373 m

Low

Shared By Collin Wheeler

Conditions


Minor Issues 52 days ago
Fallen Trees - Extremely overgrown almost unridable. By the end of the ride I was covered in ticks and spider webs History

Getting forecast...

Steep, technical climb to a nice intermediate level descent.

Collin Wheeler

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Overview

A great loop to test a rider's ability and backcountry comfort level before committing to one of the longer rides of this system. Views and features that rival the best of Pisgah.

Need to Know

Bring swimming suit. The trail begins right next to the French Broad River, a great place for an after-ride swim. A ride summary can be viewed here.

Description

This ride starts out with a big, steep climb on Chimney Rocks #154 consisting of a healthy mix of hike-a-bike and pedaling when you can. Once you get to the summit, enjoy the views before you head west over to the Paint Mountain Trail #7.

From there, it's a solid intermediate descent with steep, exposed, fall lines that parallel the trail down to Weavers Bend Road 209C, which you'll cruise back east to the parking area.

Contacts

You & This Featured Ride


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Mar 31, 2018
Allen Braswell
Feb 10, 2018
Nick Banks
Awesome ride, go the opposite way the route tells you
Oct 16, 2017
James Martin
Tough to find 6mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 5 votes

#1969

Overall
  4.0 from 5 votes
5 Star
40%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
40%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#27

in Tennessee

#1,969

Overall
16 Views Last Month
304 Since Sep 25, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
40%
60%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter