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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2.5 mi (4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +30/30 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Central Loop

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#221 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#8,292 in the world

This is the core of the Jack Rabbit trail system. This loop is what all of the other trails are built off of. Use this fast, flowy, beginner-friendly loop to access everything else, or just ride it because its sweet!

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 6, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the MacDonald's/ Huddle House traffic light in downtown Hiawasse (US 64 west), head out of town towards Hayesville. Turn left when you see the sign for Jack Rabbit Campground( US Forest Service), over the border into NC. As you come to a bend and can see the lake, the trailhead is on the left BEFORE THE CURVE with a sign" Jack Rabbit Mountain Bike and Hiking trails". It's in a grassy field. I drove past, but saw the sign as I passed it the first time.
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  • GoldenGoose

    The main trail that circles out from the parking lot in the Jack Rabbit system. While it starts off as gravel road, don't worry, that turns into singletrack pretty quick. For the most part, every other trail out here has the same characteristics of this main loop so don't worry about anything technical or very aerobically challenging. As with all the other trails here, a hardtail is your best friend. Leave the suspension at home and enjoy the flowy, smooth trail.

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