Chilhowee trail system

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3.98 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,200 ft
↓ 3,500 ft
1,840
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This network has it all. I'm not sure how many miles, but anyone will enjoy these trails from the beg. rider to the expert. Trails are Benton Falls Trail, Rimrock Trail, Slickrock Trail, Clear Creek Trail, Red Leaf Trail, Azalea Trail, Arbutus Trail and the Clemmer Trail. Only experts should ride the Clear Creek Trail. Some spots are very dangerous. The Clemmer is a difficult 4 mile up hill climb, but worth it when you get to the top. I like to ride up Clemmer to the campground and then Azalea to Clear Creek to Rimrock and down Clemmer. Or Clemmer to the campground and then Slickrock and down Clemmer. Whatever route you take get off your bike and hike down to Benton Falls. It is worth the time. You can also ride some old roads around the mountain. This area has everything!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (9)
System Trails (9)
Clemmer Trail
Slickrock
Naked Widow Loop
Rimrock
Rimrock Extension
Benton Falls Trail
Azalea
Arbutus Loop
Clear Creek
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Reviews (31)
 

Granny Gear

April 11, 2017
T$money Granny Gear  
 
Review: Loved Clemmers bc I needed a good uphill slog! Haha! I need to get in shape! Loved some of the fun creek crossings, and although wide, had a ton of fun on the sand and slick rock mini-drops coming back down from the campground. Fast, gravel-y DH isn't my fave, so the rest of Clemmers downhill back to the parking lot was...meh. I need to check out the slick rock and other side trails next time.

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Granny Gear

March 30, 2016
 
Review: Not a bad ride, i went to the falls, was good riding until the upper trail past the first creek crossing. Worth the trip tho

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Gramcounter

March 18, 2016
 
Review: Right in my backyard. Love this trail system. It has everything East TN has to offer. I like to start at the bottom and ride to the top.

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Granny Gear

August 15, 2015
 
Review: Great trails! Good mix of tougher climbs and rolling downhill. Some rock gardens and roots but I didn't run into anything too technical. I only gave it a 4 because there were a few fallen trees on the trail that had clearly been there for awhile, and also I biked through SO MANY SPIDERWEBS.
Overall I would definitely go back!

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Granny Gear

July 18, 2014
Tod Panda Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode from the campground to the Benton falls. Great ride not super technical, double track mostly. We started by section f of the campground and added a mile or so of single track. Can wait to go back and ride the rest.

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Gramcounter

March 24, 2014
vandalwolf Gramcounter  
 
Review: One word technical; with a rugged outdoorsiness that's hard to find this set of trails has handed me my backside on more than one occasion but I keep coming back for more there is something strangely addictive about this place.

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Gramcounter

October 1, 2013
bhair3 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Long steady climb up to the top, But a very fast 3-4 mile downhill back to the parking lot.. Rainbow falls is also a great place to swim with some good rocky single track down on the way back out.

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Gramcounter

August 9, 2012
bhigdon101 Gramcounter  
 
Review: fast down hill and good climb out..

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Granny Gear

September 19, 2011
NY2cali Granny Gear  
 
Review: Amazing downhill on clemmer! My friend didnt use his brakes wisely on the gravel and payed for it. I got up to 30mph easily on here but maintaing control is crucial. One wrong move and you could hit very hard.

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Gramcounter


September 5, 2011
wbernest Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great long climb, great long downhill. The side trails are a blast too.

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Chilhowee trail system MTB Trail 3.98 out of 5 based on 31 ratings. 31 user reviews.
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