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Level: Intermediate
Length: 0.7 mi (1.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +43/42 ft
Total: 16 riders

Mountain Biking High Point

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#101 of 531 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#2803 in the world

This trail is named high point for a reason: it accesses the highest point in the trail system. The views of the top of the lake and the mountains in the background are phenomenal! Since it reaches the "High Point," expect the biggest climb in the trail system, and be prepared for the most technical trails as well. Still, compared to other popular trails in North Georgia and North Carolina, this is still pretty tame, but oh-so-fun!

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
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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Dry (Mar 21, 2015)
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  • Greg Heil

    This is definitely the most challenging trail in the system with some actual climbing and descending, hair pin turns, and a few rocks scattered here and there. That said, it's not really difficult at all, but it's a ton of fun!

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  • GoldenGoose

    This trail, although very short, is a notably different shift from the other loops in the system and warrants it's own review. If you are looking for a bit of a technical and aerobic challenge, this section will give you a quick fix. It starts out with a quick 1/4 climb no matter which direction you choose to attack from. If you choose to ride it South to North, you'll get an opportunity to hit the rock garden in the downhill direction. At only 1 mile in length, I'd really like to see a bit more of this trail in the system but I also understand that the builders were limited by space. If it were longer it'd definitely get 5 stars.* Review edited 8/13/2010

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