Tom Triplet

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5
miles

Beginner

Singletrack
↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
27
elevation (ft)
7.9
avg mph
50
ridden
19
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1:05
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.19 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on December 31, 2002
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Trail is mostly flat . Some minor up's and downs,ditch crossings. old rice dikes remnants of old liquor stills old home site.Old Savannah Ogeechee barge canal.Wildlife and other park recreation.
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Raf Raf on October 19, 2014
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Review: Fun trail with bends and twists. Try to stay on the trail or you'll find spiderwebs on your face. Go fast or bring bug spray. I had fun and would go back again. Its a good beginner trail.

Similar Trail: Skidaway trail

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ittakes2freestyle on July 26, 2014
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Review: Tom triplet in Pooler. Tight, twisty, flat and LOTS of roots. No ups and downs at all. No technical sections I could find. Took a trail to a downed tree. Went over the tree and the trail disappeared. Had to double back and go another way. Glad I went in the afternoon or it looks like I woulda been clearing spiderwebs the whole time. Thanks to whoever went in the morning for doing that.

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KleinGuy on June 19, 2013
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Review: Lots of roots and tight areas. It's pretty much all flat, but all of the roots and everything keep you constantly pedaling. It's getting a lot nicer bc the SEGA-SORBA chapter has been doing a lot of work to it. There is now a kiosk and signage up on the trail. Still lots of fun even though its in south Georgia!

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jrerickson724 on April 2, 2013
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Review: I gave this an intermediate rating only because of the 1.7 million roots that require navigation. I took a beating on my 29er hardtail. This is a very flat and windy trail - tight in some spots. The trail head is located right at the entrance to the park which is right off of US 80. Yes it is wet in spots - probably about 50 to 100 yards total. These areas are literally the low spots in a marsh. I can't see as they would ever dry out completely. If this were my local track I would do my best to build some bridges over these areas. I drove 43 miles from Hilton Head to ride this. Best I can say is that it will do in a pinch. It didn't leave me hooting and hollering like an awesome singletrack will. Kudos to those who made the best from what was available.

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BennyBlanco on October 14, 2012
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Review: This and Skidaway Island's Priest Landing trail are my two favorites in Savannah. Maps of both are at http://pageben.com/bike/ This one is less scenic and more of a workout. Plenty of twists and turns, narrow sections through the trees, and a whole lot of roots to bounce over. Sometimes the roots can be a pain, but it is a path through the woods...

Similar Trail: Skidaway Island's Priest Landing Trail

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bobrocke on September 29, 2012
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Review: There are an number of very narrow trail points (trees close on each side), some sharp turns at the bottom of steep little hills, and lots of roots. It was tougher than I was expecting. The first half of the trail was well marked, the second half was not.

* Review edited 9/29/2012

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dracflamloc on June 23, 2012
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Review: Trail was in good condition with some amusing (optional) log structures and some hills that can be fun in spots ( its savannah, so at least there is something! ). Its simplicity allows my asthmatic wife to still enjoy mtb'ing with me.

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cac14 on February 5, 2012
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Review: Yes, it has a lot of roots and you bang into a small tree or two. But it is fun and worth checking out. Several technical obstacles just to keep you on your toes.

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jseagrove on September 20, 2011
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Review: For me this was a very technical trail. Very tight trails with trees on each side and a lot of twist and turns. I could really never get and speed going cause of all the turn and trees. Very very very bumby cause of all the roots. The trail was marked on every turn which was very nice. I never got lost. I still had fun and will ride this trail again, but just dont expect to be able to ride fast on this trail and watch out for trees.

* Review edited 9/20/2011

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lchildress on September 17, 2011
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Review: My 10yr old son and I rode the trail this morning. He used his Trek220 and we both really enjoyed the trail. Part of the Ogeechee Canal Lock system is visible which was really neat. I went over the bars about 100yds in he thought that was pretty funny. This was our first trail so we don't have a lot to go on but I was impressed with the trail. So for us it gets a Sweet rating because it beats the hood anyday.

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Takistan on September 25, 2010
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Review: I rode today 9/25/2010 for the first time. Mostly flat with alot of roots but overall I had a good time. Doesn't even compare to the trails in the North East but I will ride it again. Very easy to get lost.

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Bmike on June 13, 2010
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Review: I road a good 7 miles out there today. The weather has been a little dry so there was no mud. Oh and no spiders??? maybe I was just going to fast to notice. Had fun with the small obstacles and multiple lines. Got a little lost for a while, tried to take the long trail and kept ending up going in circles. I plan to go out there this week and do some trail trimming. Also i will work on a GPS map. Here is a Google Map I am working on. Feel free to contribute http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=111819277015591057051.0004896d0d44c0b76798a&ll=32.094573,-81.221945&spn=0.017506,0.033023&t=h&z=16 * Review edited 6/19/2010

* Review edited 6/19/2010

Similar Trail: Great for little bit of land Savannah has to offer.

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msmoose11 on April 5, 2010
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Review: I blame it on the conditions, but this was not a great track. It was incredibly muddy which made it difficult to navigate. It hasn't rained in the area for at least a week, if not more so I'm not sure how much dryer it's going to get. I'm all for going through some mud and gettting dirty from time to time, but when 50% of the track is muddy, it's not any fun. On top of that, I thought the trail was horribly marked. Only once did I see any signage or marker for the trail. I highly doubt I'll be back. I know it's volunteer worked, but it wouldn't be that hard for someone w/ knowledge of the trails to go out there with some ribbons or other markers.

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mtnspectre on June 21, 2009
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Review: Flat, tight and twisty. Not technical at all. There is a 5' bridge that has been falling apart but that is about it. There is a constant battle with the beavers and thier dams which tend to make about half the trail unrideable after some rains. The guys out there are doing a good job with that but it's been voluntary work.

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jason32z on September 6, 2008
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Review: This trail is all we have, but that does not mean we cannot make it better. It now has some age so there are areas to re-blaze sections and reroute old mundane parts. If you are bored some days go out and add some to it. Do not throw a log in the middle and call it a day. That is not an obstacle. I have added some new surprises and plan on a numbered route in the future. As for the trail it is getting better and better. There are two sections that have a poor link ie...standing water . I will blaze a new link to make it 1/4 longer Any one up for a race?? South east Georgia style... Ask your friends and post back>>

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ndoggendorf on February 17, 2008
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Review: Just hit this trail 2/14/08 and it was as wet as it was last November. That's this trails only real shortcoming other than almost being completely flat (but beggars can't be choosers here in Savannah). If you can make it past the "swamp" up to the dry trail there's a solid 3-4 miles of riding to be found. Its well marked for the most part (look for spray paint on the trees and occasional signs) and the trails are well established (when not underwater or covered with leaves). Love the downed trees and ramps to add a decent challenge to this otherwise average trail. Tip: start the ride along the rail road tracks heading along side the tennis courts and frisbee golf course. You'll stay drier this way. Ok discorered that the source of the flooding is a beaver dam. There's no ETA for a back hoe to clear it out but the powers that be are working on it. or so I've heard.

* Review edited 3/31/2008

Similar Trail: Skidaway Island

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Radixx on September 17, 2007
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Review: This part of the country isn't known for great rides, so take that into account when riding *any* trail in SE Georgia. That being said there is some fun riding to be had at Triplett. The map above (thanks for that!) shows just how many trail options there are. Even before I found that map I had plenty of fun just exploring. I soon plan on following the entire length of the Ogechee Canal, anyone up for joining me?

* Review edited 9/17/2007

Similar Trail: The trails at Skidaway State park are fun, but not as challenging. Like all trails in this area, the main obstacles are roots and downed trees.

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LOANMAKER8 on June 27, 2007
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Review: This was a very fun trail. I went with a buddy and we had a blast. There were a couple places were you could actualy do tricks. The bike trail was difficult to find but once we did it was on!

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knightcu on November 27, 2006
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Review: Ridden on 11/25/06, 4 days after a significant rainfall. Contrary to other reports, the trail was not muddy and great condition. It was a little hard to find the trail entrance, but once found, was fun to ride with moderate technical challenges including log crossings, a very interesting bridge cossing, and lots of close singletrack between the trees. The forest floor went back and forth between pine needles and leaves and required lots of concentration to stay on the trail although it was marked pretty well with paint on the trees and an occassional ribbon in the branches. This is an excellent course for beginners, but no aerobic challenge. Maybe after getting familiar with the course, one could push it hard enough to break a sweat, but not sure about that. Still, it was lots of fun and going in November meant no bugs, spiders, or heat and humidity. I'll go back because it was fun.

Similar Trail: Skidaway Island

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David_Altherr on September 7, 2006
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Review: While completely flat, Tom Triplett offers rough and winding singletrack that can give you a good workout if you push yourself a bit. It is not incredibly technical but it is challenging to maintain speed through the singletrack turns. The major downside is that the trail can stay muddy for as much as two weeks following a good rain. In my opinion the best time to ride this trail is in the fall and winter seasons. The full length of trails is over 10 miles, but the trails are not well organized into loops; they are more like a network of six intersecting loops of various sizes with a few offshoots and bypasses. The singletrack here is a bit tighter than Skidaway, and the trails are typically kept cleaner, i.e. less vegetation hanging over the trail.

Similar Trail: Skidaway in Savannah

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frank on June 17, 2005
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Review: For the costal plain this is as good as it gets, I have riddent here several times and it provided the mountain bike single track \"fix.\" Rating is based relative to the area. I have never seen anyone else in on the trail riding -- bring lots of bug spray. Great place to ride nude, once in the woods.

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Guest on November 13, 2003
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Review: OK, the trail is flat, bug infested and rooty as hell but if you live in the area its the best damn thing since sliced bread. The ride is as fun as you make it so if you live in the area get your bug spray and give it a shot. There have been alot of improvments made over the last 6 months so thanks to those who are putting out the effort for trails in Savannah.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This is a cool trail that is fairly difficult to ride and aerobically difficult. There are no jumps but it is tight and rough. If you are looking for a smooth ride this is not the trail.

Similar Trail: Skidaway

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This trail is fairly new. With that said, you can imagine how bumpy this trail is for the users of hardtail bikes. I have recently purchased a full suspension bike, and this trail definitely gives it a run for the money. The trail is almost a loop, being that you have a half mile section of road to ride to get back to the beginning. The trail is tight and twisty singletrack, with a couple of fast double track to rest your back. There is also a cut-off, where you can do the long loop, or bypass a section and complete a much shorter ride. There is no change in elevation, but the bumps more than make up for it, keeping you alert. As of right now, the trail seems more like work than fun, so I usually don't ride it as much as I do the other one in the area (it's faster and doesn't beat you up as much) But for a change of pace, I like to ride this trail. Hint, the faster you ride the trail, the better it is.

Similar Trail: Skidaway

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Never been there but Andy Bennett says it is pretty damn cool

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: This trail is a mosquito infested mess . The GAP series made the mistake of

adding this trail to the list this year . The trail is dead flat . Very twisty

I never got my heart rate up the whole race and I finished in the top 10 .

Roots everywhere . If you stop the bugs eat you alive . With all of the nice

trails we have locally I have no idea why we traveled all of this way to ride

a dead flat mosquito pit of a trail . This trail is no workout at all after the race

a group of us went and did a road ride to get a workout .



Similar Trail: Do a road ride instead or bring DEET

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: ok, this is the best trail that the savannah area has to offer. as you can imagine savannah is flat, so this trail is as well. there are a lot of roots, no climbing, and is twisty so you can't even get good speed up. and you have to wait about two months after a hard rain for the trail to be dry. i'm serious holds water like a damn bucket. travel somewhere else if you can, if not then this is what you're got. oh and dont' go to skidaway, it's awful.

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Tom Triplet MTB Trail 3.19 out of 5 based on 27 ratings. 27 user reviews.
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