Jack Rabbit Trails

4.24 out of 5
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↑ 200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Jackrabbit is a very beginner-friendly trail network and features gentle ups and downs, and is very twisty and very fast! There are very few obstacles, and essentially no technical riding, and very little climbing. However, the flow of this place totally makes up for it!

I am a huge downhill, loose rock, obstacle guy, but this trail is a total blast! This is one of the most fun machine-built trails I have ever ridden!!

The trail system is set up with a central loop that all of the other trails branch off of. Consequently, it's very easy to navigate: just follow the main loop, grab one of the trails off of it, return to the loop, and keep going! If you keep turning in one direction, you should be able to ride pretty much the entire trail system.

It also looks like the campgrounds there are really, really good and really close. I drove by but did not go into them.
added by JackPompanoBeachGramcounter May 31, 2008
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (8)
System Trails (8)
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Yotee's Run
Upper Ridge
High Point
Burrell Cove
Saba Beach
Sneaking Creek
Burnt Tree Peninsula
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Reviews (59)

January 9, 2015
Review: Very nice trail system that is fun to ride and I would say very beginner friendly. Nothing too technical here so if you're looking for that you're not going to get it. Overall I had a great time and would recommend this trail if you're looking for a fun chill ride.

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December 29, 2014
Review: I'm still a newbie to mountain biking and am not terribly interested in the technical stuff...I just want to ride my bike in the woods! These trails let me do just that. They were SO much fun to just get going fast and enjoy the scenery, not a lot of climbing and nothing technical. It was the perfect trail *for me.* I also took along a friend for her first time on a mtn bike, and she had a blast. Great trail for beginners, and I can see how it would be really fun for more experienced riders too for the speed you could get.

Go counter-clockwise on the center loop so you catch the last stretch of helluva fun downhill!

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November 7, 2014
Review: Needed to find a non technical trail for a friend and roadie who is at the beginning of her MTB life.

Holy Moly I think she is hooked....this trail is fantastic!!!!...and we even had to ride it with fall leaves all over it. This was my friends 2nd trail ever and she really enjoyed it. Made me really appreciate the trail as an intermediate rider where someone used the land this way and really thought things out. Maybe the best in flow I have ever ridden. A must visit for anyone in the vicinity. Ride it fast and you won't want to stop! Very well marked and thought out.

I will always come back to this trail when anywhere within 100 miles of this place.

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October 21, 2014
Review: I'm new to the sport but had a blast on these very clean, well maintained trails. I found myself sucking wind several times only because I live in south Georgia and am out of shape. My son and I look forward to going back soon

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August 9, 2014
Review: This is a good fast trail. I really had a good time. The only downside is there is nothing but beginner level trail here.

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July 14, 2014
Review: Just spent the weekend camping and riding with my younger daughter (10) at Jack Rabbit.

Trails are not super difficult or technical, but they are pretty fun and have some very nice fast, flowy sections. Great place for beginners to get used to going a little faster, or for more advanced riders looking to cruise and have some fun. Lots of beautiful views of Lake Chatuge.

Campground is pretty nice though was a little crowded when we were there. Short ride on the road to get from the campground to the trailhead.

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June 22, 2014
Review: Incredibly well marked trail. Exactly what I was expecting - a fairly easy trail with a couple very short climbs. Perfect for the beginner mountain biker, or for just a more relaxing ride for a more seasoned rider. Incredibly well shaded. I kept relatively cool even in the summer heat. Great warm up ride if you're road tripping it to more rigorous trails in NC like Tsali or Brevard.

Went counterclockwise and thought it was a great ride. Will try the other way next time.

Similar Trail: FATS

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June 22, 2014
Review: Excellent trail for beginners. Lots of mileage and fun, flowy, fast sections. As others have mentioned, this isn't technical at all and would be great for a singlespeed. There's also a small skills area for practice near the parking lot.

Great views of the lake. Even in summer, there was a lot of shade to keep cool.

The campground is one mile up the road and very nice. Great for tent camping. Lake access and very clean. Definitely consider camping if you want a fun group or family biking experience.

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May 18, 2014
Review: One word...weak

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May 17, 2014
Review: This trail was very disappointing . Flow was a minimum with little challenge . Whole time I was riding it I was thinking "this sucks, I can't believe I wasted my day to ride out here". Now the flip side is that it would be a good trail for my 6 and 8 year old.

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Jack Rabbit Trails MTB Trail 4.24 out of 5 based on 59 ratings. 59 user reviews.
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