March 2, 2017
Beginners should consider Crabtree trails.
286 offers climbs, flows, gap jumps, and distance, this trail is the best in the area.
There are several distance options available: 7.5, 9.5, 14, and 18 Miles. If new to the trail, it would be best to make new friends at the trailhead and ask to tag along. The trails might as well be a bowl of spaghetti and it's very easy to get lost.
Trail is perfect for Night Rides from fall to spring.
Where does the name 286 come from? It's a fictitious exit off of 40 for Old Reedy Creek Rd. If ORC had an exit, it would be exit 286.