Stringers Ridge

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3.46 out of 5
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Beginner
8
miles

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 500 ft
876
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Tight twisty singletrack. Good climbs and bomber descents. Keep an eye out for the ever elusive " Ghost Fox". He tends to appear at the most inoppurtune times, often sending bikers careening over embankments or flying wildly over their handlebars as they try to avoid this ghostly apparition.
added by wbernestGramcounter September 5, 2011
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

November 8, 2016
DivotUSMC Granny Gear  
 
Review: The last three times I have ridden at Stringers I have almost hit hikers or dogs not on leases going the OPPOSITE way of the directional flow. Today I went over the bars trying not to hit a dog not a lease with owner 30 yards away. Now I am off to get stitches. Not riding here anymore.

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Granny Gear

July 4, 2016
bp124 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail and very underrated! Don't let the low milage discourage you, this trail is a fun as you want to be. Short, sometimes steep climbs are immediately rewarded on the back side with flowing descents. The trail seemed to flow well and appeared maintained and well marked. Can be ridden as a loop from two different trailhead. Trail is easily ridden in / out from downtown Chattanooga, a huge plus for me being able to leave the car behind.

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Gramcounter

May 30, 2016
needa29er Gramcounter  
 
Review: Its Short but in less than an hour you do over 900 feet of climbing. The speeds you can attain here suggest having a good braking system. Its a great little gem. Id like to say in a way its the best trail ive been to. Raccoon is really dangerous. I mean lets be honest im from Michigan nothing in Michigan holds a candle to Coon but Stringers reminds me if Michigans flow. Fast and flowing yet the climbs at Stringers are a son of a beesting. I think next trip i make enterprise south and biology trails will be solid

Similar Trail: Millenium Force

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Granny Gear

September 17, 2015
Spoder Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great little trail, a hidden gem in downtown Chattanooga. Short and intense with great views and proximity to the northshore area.

Surface:
Hardpacked, Loose over hard, with loose sections. Tight banked turns and great flowy sections. 50/50 climbs and descents, a physically demanding trail. Climbing goes from punchy and steep with tight upward turns, to a few long extended climbs. Luckily it is very balanced and your effort is handsomely rewarded.

Tech level:
Few rocks roots and other obstacles. Great learning tool for beginners, but plenty of speed and tight turns to reward skilled riders. Very little runoff distance, so if you miss your turn expect to take a trip down the ridge!

Signage:
Trail map is useful and the trail is marked decently well at each intersection. The signs include the direction of the day for walkers and bikers. (they go opposite directions)

Amenities:
New bathroom facilities were just added though they may not be open yet, usually a portable toilet nearby. Close proximity to Suck Creek Cycle and other stores should you need anything.

Noteworthy features:

The pump track was just completed and is a lot of fun. Now if they could just keep the grass mowed!

Other notes:

The trail is mostly frequented by hikers (at least when I ride). There are quite a few blind turns, so both parties should be on the lookout for one another.

Similar Trail: Some parts of Raccoon Mountain and Enterprise South

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Granny Gear

May 1, 2015
batgirl Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun rolling trail. I only came up with about 3 miles on the longer loop not anywhere near the 8. But I did two loops and had a smile on my face the entire time. No big climbs but some fast declines with fun switchbacks.

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Trailblazer

June 25, 2014
theschwag Trailblazer  
 
Review: Fun place to ride. It may be more for beginners to intermediates like me. But there are some quick trails and also some trails with good climbs and switchbacks

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Gramcounter

November 29, 2013
jbond352 Gramcounter  
 
Review: While staying at the Crash Pad I decided to ride to this trail which is located just on the north bank of the Tennessee River. This trail did not disappoint! The climbs gave way to many awesome decents that were flowy and smooth with some small jumps. It was clear to me that the trail builders put a lot of thought and effort into making this trail something that many levels of mountain bikers could enjoy.

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Gramcounter

October 3, 2013
 
Review: Great ride when you only have a short amount of time. This trail is still young and being developed. You can tell it was designed to be quick and challenging. There is some challenging parts and you need to stay on your toes. There are some parts that are tricky because there are parts with gravel. You will find hikers so be careful when bombing down sections.

Similar Trail: Enterprise South

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Gramcounter

September 27, 2013
watch4me Gramcounter  
 
Review: Pretty good trail for locals. Short. Less than 3.5 miles. It is Flowy. Directional depending on day. I wouldn't drive out of your way to ride. Much better options close to Chattanooga. Raccoon or Tanasi

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Granny Gear

September 16, 2013
JaSkynyrd Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail system just recently reopened after a complete rework by SORBA. While is is a small trail system, it packs in a variety of terrain types, from easy rolling trail to steep, tight switchbacks that will get your heart racing.

A lot of the trails are dug out of the side of the ridge, and therefore have some substantial drop offs that caused me to pucker up a couple times due to my overconfidence. The downhill sections with the drop offs right next to the trail are quite exhilarating, at least for me, with plenty of opportunities to catch air and just ride as fast as you can. I don't know if it will change with time, but right now the trails are mostly free of roots, but with use that could change.

The uphills suck. But what goes up must come down, and that makes these trails worth the burning leg muscles.

You can cover everything here in an hour and a half. But it's great location just a few minutes downtown makes it a great option for people after work who want to get a ride in before they get home. I'll be visiting these trails many times in the future.

Similar Trail: Some trails at Raccoon Mountain

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Stringers Ridge MTB Trail 3.46 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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