Raccoon Mountain Trail Network

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4.49 out of 5
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Intermediate
24.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
1,563
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The plan is for something close to 50 miles of trail in the network. This is a stacked loop system with rides available for all skill levels. Excellent views and sweeping new singletrack highlight the ride. It's still a new system, as of May 2007, so I can really describe a "best route". Just say, it's worth the trip if you are within 2-3 hours from Chattanooga. It's a lot like Chicopee Woods in Gainesville, GA, but with MUCH better views.
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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
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Q: is there enough space on parking for 31' rv -zare

A: Yes, it is possible to park you RV there. I've managed to park much longer combination there.

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Q: what conditions are for trails around end of march? rideable ? -MIKEN

A: Short answer...yes very rideable trails in March. The trails are available year round. Heavy rainfall and potentially late frost de-thaw making the trails mucky is the only consideration.

gonzalez_p answered on February 12, 2019. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (102)
 

Epic


April 30, 2019
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: Raccoon Mountain is a truly excellent trail system, especially for riders not afraid of a climb or some gnarly rocks. The climb up HIgh Voltage is nothing short of brutal, the trails around the rim up top are great fun, including both the easy, flowy green trail or the chunky black trail, and the descent, especially on Live Wire 1 makes all the pain so worthwhile. This is a truly great ride.

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Gramcounter


April 28, 2019
 
Review: I visited raccoon mountain for the first time yesterday. I did it solo and parked at the boat launch down by the river. I'm an intermediate rider with good conditioning and this took everything I had. I kind of knew going in that the climb up high voltage would be a test and it sure didn't disappoint; my jaw dropped when I got to the wall switchbacks. On top of the mountain there were some great speedy sections, especially on grindstone, split rock and small intestine, but the techy/rocky/rooty/ascending stuff was pretty constant throughout. Megawatt was such a good challenge, I loved it. The upper section of live wire was insanely fast. And then I reached the rock gardens, only a couple miles from the car, and despair set in as I had to pick my way carefully over this one final slog. I disagree with the 'intermediate' rating on this page. The loop I rode was definitely a step or two above that. I live a couple of hours away and will be back to skill up.

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Singletrack


January 12, 2019
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: Not enough ride time there to do it justice but it was great the section i did . Ran out of daylight quick and entrance gates say they close at 5:30.

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Granny Gear

August 12, 2018
 
Review: I'm new to the sport of mountain biking. I came here yesterday, 8/11/18, and rode Livewire 1 and 2. Livewire 1 is a great downhill ride as long as you go CCW, with some fun switchbacks and pump tracks. Livewire 2 is much more difficult and about twice as long at a little more than 3 miles. It's very technical and rocky, or at least for me it was. Overall had a great time. Word of warning if you read this any time soon, there's a huge tree down on Livewire 1. Took us 10 minutes or so to climb up and around it.

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Granny Gear

January 21, 2018
jadelee Granny Gear  
 
Review: Planned a trip here 1/20/2018. Great trail system however upon review of the recommended directions to ride, I read many different things. We ended up doing CCW direction and it was THE WRONG DIRECTION! Unless you want to climb all the glory, downhill sections I suggest riding CW. We rode Laurel Point, Electric Avenue 2, East Rim, Chunky Downhill Freeride, Livewire 1, Livewire 2, and a horrendous climb out High Voltage. Unless you're a badass I wouldn't recommend this direction. Livewire 1&2 are best CCW. Everything else is best ridden CW. We are riding Electric Avenue, Laurel Point, Splitting Rock, and High Voltage in CW direction today...

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Bunny Hop

November 13, 2017
stritz Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Rode this track on November 10, 2017. It was a beautiful day and Trail was very much leaf covered. It is a multi directional trail with a couple good climbs and some technical rocky areas. I rode a full suspension which I would recommend although some might be just as comfortable on a hard trail. There was very little traffic on the trail for a beautiful fall Saturday. A link to my Strava file for profile info on the trail can be found below. https://www.strava.com/activities/1271203530/shareable_images/map_based?hl=en-US&v=1510441593

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Gnarly

November 2, 2017
 
Review: Electric Avenue is a short mostly downhill trail with a few small jumps. East Rim ridden cw is a little flowy with a good bit of roots

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Gnarly

May 31, 2017
 
Review: A great place...rolling, rocky, rowdy. Climbs, fast descents, great views. A little something for everyone. And even though they claim some trails as beginner, I'd consider them tough beginner.

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Granny Gear

October 30, 2016
DustyBeard Granny Gear  
 
Review: Best trails in Chattanooga. Close to the city. Trails are marked well.

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Bunny Hop

October 29, 2016
 
Review: Awesome trail system. One of the top trails in the southeast. It has a lot of variety.

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Raccoon Mountain Trail Network MTB Trail 4.49 out of 5 based on 102 ratings. 102 user reviews.
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