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Brush Creek



14.0 mile 22.5 kilometer out and back
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 709' 216 m
Descent: -710' -216 m
High: 1,771' 540 m
Low: 1,460' 445 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)


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Trail shared by Darren Griffith

An easy ride with nice scenery.

Darren Griffith

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A well maintained trail with relatively easy climbs for the area. It actually seems as if it goes downhill both out and back. Not many technical challenges, but it flows well and is fun to ride.

Need to Know

The wood bridges can be very slippery in the winter.


The trail starts at the north east corner of the Boyd Gap Overlook parking lot. (There is another more technical trail that goes south out of the parking lot.) It is well marked with signs and blazes. There is an optional spur that reconnects with the main trail. Following the signs it is an out and back ride. It goes though several different types of forest and has some nice lake overlooks.

Most of the trail is singletrack hard packed dirt. A few sections have some loose gravel, but nothing that's very difficult. There are some wooden bridges that can be very slippery.

There are some beautiful views of the Ocoee river and a some lakes. The views are better in the fall when they are not obscured by leaves.

The most fun aspect of this trail is that it seems to be downhill both out and back. Generally it's very flat with some small "bumps". Climbing the bumps doesn't take any extra energy, but then you get to coast for a bit afterwards. It seems to be an excellent trail for younger children.

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May 16, 2020
Jeannie Wentworth
No crashes 7.1mi
Dec 20, 2019
Jeannie Wentworth
Be careful it's wet.
Nov 2, 2019
Connie Cole
Beautiful fall ride. It was our first time on this trail. Fun flowing trail with lovely scenery. 7.4mi — 2h 00m
Oct 23, 2019
Michael Goetschl
Added Boyd Gap to Old Copper Road to Ocoee Whitewater Center. Nice extension to get the ride over 20 miles. 21.3mi — 3h 00m
Oct 5, 2019
Jeannie Wentworth
Sep 28, 2019
Jason Long
Fun intermediate out and back trail. 12.7mi — 1h 31m
Sep 27, 2019
Brian Beckner
First time at Tanasi. Decided to do the Brush Creek out and back. Nice easy ride! 13.7mi — 1h 30m
Sep 1, 2019
Matt Zuehlke

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  4.3 from 28 votes


  4.3 from 28 votes
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Lake Ocoee from the trail in early Fall
Oct 17, 2016 near Ducktown, TN
A great ride at Brush Creek.
Nov 2, 2016 near Ducktown, TN
Overlook at Boyd Gap.
Jul 18, 2016 near Ducktown, TN
Beautiful view from the trail.
Jul 18, 2016 near Ducktown, TN
Brush Creek Trail near Boyd Gap.
May 11, 2016 near Ducktown, TN
Lake Overlook
May 26, 2013 near Ducktown, TN

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