Hamilton Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.15 out of 5
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Intermediate
5.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
508
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is deteriorating fast!! The land "donated" to us was shallow at best. The top soil depth in this area is low, therefore, when a great deal of rain falls, the top soil just washes away!! This is not a matter of trail maintenance or riding when the trail conditions are not conducive. This is a matter of poor land!! If you are planning on riding here, plan on a ride that is fairly rough. Don't get me wrong, I am in no way trying to discourage anyone from riding here. I am just merely pointing out that suspension of some kind is highly recommended, especially if you plan on riding the technical side!!
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trailblazer


July 23, 2018
Midmoab Trailblazer  
 
Review: Oh, and it should be noted that this is more like 10 or 11 miles.

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Trailblazer


July 23, 2018
Midmoab Trailblazer  
 
Review: We rode this for the first time on a trip through the area. Spent about two hours sending all trails and loops that we saw on our maps. Two things were unique for me, and I do ride a bunch. The first is that the trail is just rough. Not really advanced or technical, but certainly rocky. It sure felt that there was no more than a few yards in any stretch without serious quantities of rock. Not big rocks, tables, steps, or drips, just engaged rock. Second, the view ahead is typically very short. In other words, the track is really curvy making fast riding and navigation a challenge for someone unfamiliar with the trail. The available maps are inaccurate for the east side near the lake, but otherwise are pretty good. I enjoyed the trail, if you choose to ride here be ready for some tough earned miles.

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Gnarly


May 3, 2018
 
Review: fun trail

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Gramcounter

May 2, 2018
 
Review: If you are into technical (I am) this is the place for you. I rode the whole thing and Strava put it at 750 feet of climbing, but it feels like a lot more as the climbs are rocky and technical. Strava put it at just under 10 miles. Trails were in great shape. The tan loop could use a trimming, but im just being picky, as overall this place is great. I highly recommend it for intermediate and advanced riders.

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Granny Gear

September 24, 2017
Khershman Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail has more splits and my ex girlfriend's personalities. And much like her, never knew where it was gonna take you. There's no signage here, some spray paint would be nice. Stay to the right at splits to ride the whole trail. Technical and rocky, best not for a super novice but fun and some crazy lines.

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Granny Gear

October 15, 2016
Topgun4236 Granny Gear  
 
Review: fIve ridden this trail Wednesday and on Friday, It does get technical in some places and the drops off of some of the rock gardens are a bit steep. Look ahead at the trail. That is the best way to approach this trail. Look a few feet ahead of you at turns, or obstacles. Fun trail to build yourself up as a rider. Also fun to session on some of the rock gardens

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Trailblazer


September 4, 2016
mtbjason07 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Rode this trail on Aug 21'st... As many others have stated this trail is pretty technical (at this point I would say one of the most technical near Nashville). I rode the trail riding a hardtail and found that it was doable, but I felt like someone had beat the crap out of me by the time I was done. I suspect that if you used a full suspension bike that this trail would be more forgiving.

Also... Trail is almost 12 miles not the 5 miles stated above.

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Trailblazer


April 28, 2016
Zeds Dead Trailblazer  
 
Review: Rode here for the second time. First time was 3.5 years ago. Rode the entire thing this time, hanging nothing but rights all the way around and came out of there at 12 miles on the O. As stated below, this place is plenty technical and slow going fo the most part. Being from East Tennessee I am use to my share of hill climbs but that also means its followed by a nice downhill section. Not here. Lots of exposed rock, roots and rock gardens. Nice drops and rocking climbing sections. Anytime you start top get to a point that the trail flows, it ends with a hairpin back the other direction. A fun ride, just grueling in sections. A great place to work on skills if your not use to the terrain.

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Trailblazer


March 27, 2016
macheekin Trailblazer  
 
Review: First time riding out at this place and it's very rocky but still fun! Great place to work on technical rocky climbs and short descents. Over all it is a leg burner if you cross the road and don't expect to be sitting in the saddle much!! Standing tech all day but lots of fun. Signage needs some work and if you are looking for fast flow this isn't the place for you. Over all it's fun if you want to work on some skills in the rocks and slippery roots. Adjoining bmx track is top notch and is almost done with the remodel. Should be done beginning of April.

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Doubletrack


March 8, 2016
LeighS68 Doubletrack  
 
Review: I was last on this trail 2 years ago and am a much better rider now. This is a fun trail to ride with a few good rock features to climb. The trail was very muddy and it has not rained in a few days. Did both sides and got a good 10 miles in. The topo map in this app needs to be updated, I can send the .gpx to single tracks if they want it.

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Hamilton Creek MTB Trail 4.15 out of 5 based on 70 ratings. 70 user reviews.
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