Jack Rabbit Trails

4.24 out of 5
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↑ 200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Jackrabbit is a very beginner-friendly trail network and features gentle ups and downs, and is very twisty and very fast! There are very few obstacles, and essentially no technical riding, and very little climbing. However, the flow of this place totally makes up for it!

I am a huge downhill, loose rock, obstacle guy, but this trail is a total blast! This is one of the most fun machine-built trails I have ever ridden!!

The trail system is set up with a central loop that all of the other trails branch off of. Consequently, it's very easy to navigate: just follow the main loop, grab one of the trails off of it, return to the loop, and keep going! If you keep turning in one direction, you should be able to ride pretty much the entire trail system.

It also looks like the campgrounds there are really, really good and really close. I drove by but did not go into them.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Free parking -krhaydock

A: Yes, the parking is free of charge. There's a restroom and picnic tables at the parking area as well.

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System Trails (8)
System Trails (8)
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Yotee's Run
Upper Ridge
High Point
Burrell Cove
Saba Beach
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Reviews (78)

Granny Gear

August 14, 2019
oceanpro4 Granny Gear  
Review: Thought this was going to be lame but it was an amazing trail, well posted, very accurate. Saw lots of deer. Saba beach was nice with a great view. Very smooth single track with not many surprises. Went there with my 11 year old son. Would go back again. Thank you to the people that keep it in trim.

Bunny Hop

January 30, 2018
Review: Enjoyed the trails. They are bi-directional trails every day so you have to pay attention. Otherwise - pack a lunch and make a day of it. The park is beautiful and a fantastic beginner level trail system.


January 23, 2018
nicomyth Gramcounter  
Review: This is a perfect trail for families (variety of endurance levels). There is a primary loop that is fun, flowy, short and not difficult for my wife and 7 year old. Off of the primary loop are several additional loops which is more of the same but with some greater intensity of climb and decent. I was able to hit those hard with my older boys while mom and youngest made their way around the center loop. It's a beautiful, wooded area around the lake.

Similar Trail: Paynes Creek


November 24, 2017
Review: Great place to ride, have a blast when am able to get to the mountains. Rode back in October. Leaves where changing and trail flowed excellent. Santeerider2017


August 1, 2017
dcluley Gramcounter  
Review: Speedway Flow Country Fun. This trail is fast and furious. Great views on some of the trails of a gorgeous damned lake in lake Chatuge. Hiawassee and the AT runs through here, so everything seems blissful and it isn't too crowded considering. . . But. this is not challenging whatsoever. It is a fast, flowey, speedway, grin on your face, go as fast as you can and enjoy the lake scenerey on the side trail. Great fun and worth it to visit, for sure. Just be a tourist, not a MTB freak.

Similar Trail: Tsali


June 28, 2017
Review: Great trail system with easy riding and nice lake views. Perfect place to take a rookie and get them addicted.


June 28, 2017
Review: Loved this trail system! Nice and easy riding with some ups and downs. Can't wait to go back!


June 25, 2017
wh400 Trailblazer  
Review: Perfect for beginners and serious riders. I am here on vacation so I tried it out. Very fast and smooth. I didn't know you could have mountain bike trails without roots??. No serious up, or downhills but pretty fast nonetheless. A beginner, if stay on the Central loop would feel very comfortable. A beginner in good shape can ride anywhere. For those who have been riding a while you will not be challenged but you will have fun. Also, a great workout because to keep your speed up you have to keep pedaling the entire time. By far the best signage I have ever seen on any trail. My only complaint is you get close to the lake but there are a lot of trees and shrubs that block what looks like a potentially beautiful view. If you live here or are visiting, make sure you ride it.

Granny Gear

October 28, 2016
Jascolt Granny Gear  
Review: Really fun! Lots of flow without many jumps or technical turns, but watch for hikers. Great for beginners and very well maintained and marked. The signage is awesome, nearly impossible to lose the trail here. SABA does a great job maintaining this trail.

Bunny Hop

October 23, 2016
rtouhy Bunny Hop  
Review: Just pure fun.

Jack Rabbit Trails MTB Trail 4.24 out of 5 based on 78 ratings. 78 user reviews.
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