Paynes Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.41 out of 5
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Beginner
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
705
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The trails are more or less a lollipop system with another lollipop offshoot from the main loop. You will enter the trail head and there will be a map board beside it. Upon getting to the split you will see a sign telling you the direction for the day.

This is a brand new trail built in co-op between the Army Corp of Eng and IMBA. Multipile SORBA chapters helped put the finishing touches on this trail and it will only get faster as its ironed in. Super fast fun and very flowy is how I would describe this awesome new addition to the NEGA area. All the fun of FATS without the drive! Built by Long Cane Trails.

Night riding is allowed, but the park closes at 10:00pm.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: How long is it -Guest

A: It is 10 miles long.

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Bunny Hop

January 14, 2019
Kurti_sc Bunny Hop  
 
Review: More flowy than ever. The best part is that it's all single track. some of the whoopdies that make you G-out have been tamed. I don't know if that's really good or not, just different.

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Trailblazer


August 11, 2018
 
Review: Deserves a five because of good use of terrain to create a great flow.Very well maintained.Built to keep the water flowing off the trail and last a long time.Fun and fast but still some what technical

Similar Trail: Warrior Creek NC

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Granny Gear

June 9, 2018
 
Review: Rode it on a Saturday (counter clockwise) Included Heartbreak Ridge on the ride, guessing it was about 10 miles total. Very good cardio workout, no jumps, fast at times, a lot of gear shifting. A number of trees fell across the trail and hadn't been removed. I'm very surprised someone finished this in 30 minutes with Heartbreak Ridge included. I'm somewhat skeptical about that.

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Granny Gear

July 26, 2017
 
Review: Great views of the lake. Well maintained (all blow downs and sticks are moved off the trail) Easily followed yet winding. Elevation change minimal to the point you won't have to stop unless you want to stop. Pay attention to the direction/day of week, be safe, have fun!

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Granny Gear

July 21, 2017
 
Review: I'm a beginner, 62 year old hiker and this trail was great. There were roots and rocks to watch for but the grade was good using switchbacks instead of steep climbing.

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Gramcounter

May 25, 2017
 
Review: Fast, smooth, and scenic. Flows better counter-clockwise. Very nice campgrounds.

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Gramcounter

May 2, 2017
Byram_90 Gramcounter  
 
Review: I enjoy riding this trail which is fast and flowing. I am a beginning rider (less than 1 year) and this trail is fun to ride in both directions. Limited climbs which are not too steep, and wide trails that are easy to stay on. The only downside is the number of roots along the lake shore, but I still enjoy the trail. Probably the best trail I have ridden in my limited experience.

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Granny Gear

February 11, 2017
 
Review: Today was my first ride on these trails, both the main trail and the Heart breaker. Trail conditions were great and the trail quality was excellent. Kudos to SORBA and the local volunteers for making this partnership with the USCOE happen. Excellent work and a job well done. I left a donation and I will be back even though I'm an hour and a half away. Worth it! ???????????

Similar Trail: Jackrabbit in Hayesville, NC

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Gramcounter


February 1, 2017
archercrew Gramcounter  
 
Review: I rode this trail on a gorgeous February day with temperature in the mid 60s. It's nice to live in the south.I rode on a Wednesday (goes counter on tue, Thurs. Sat,)in the clockwise direction and included the heartbreak ridge section as well. I would describe this trail as a feel good trail. It's long enough for a nice aerobic workout but I would say there are few technical obstacles. It is mostly good for flowy up-and-down fun riding with a few sharp turns and twists. There are only a couple of gentle sustained climbs but nothing in the Pisgah style. I would compare this trail to Tsali with smooth hard packed trail but just with no long climbs. There are some good lake views and roots really do not add to the technical challenge on this trail. This is a great trail especially if you were just getting into mountain biking. If you are a seasoned rider in shape I bet you could put it in the big ring and have a blast with some significant speed. I'm somewhere in between and had a really good time on this trail. The trail was in excellent shape and somebody has put a lot of work into maintaining it. The signage is excellent and I do not believe you could get lost even if you have never seen a map. A couple of notes. There are no bathroom facilities anywhere. And this is an extremely rural area. I was the only car in the parking lot and I suspect there was not a soul around for about 10 to 20 miles unless they were on a boat in the lake If you are in the area this is definitely a nice trail to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Gramcounter

October 2, 2016
Rkg80 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome trail system!!

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Paynes Creek MTB Trail 4.41 out of 5 based on 40 ratings. 40 user reviews.
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