Raccoon Mountain Trail Network

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4.48 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
Rider Questions
 

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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.

stumpyfsr answered on June 10, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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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 (100)
 

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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Granny Gear

November 13, 2017
stritz Granny Gear  
 
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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Gramcounter

October 18, 2016
dcluley Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is challenging and technical riding. Honestly, I did not find it that enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy good technical rock gardens and climbs in my trails for the challenge, but when it goes into 3 miles straight of rock garden it stops being "fun" and starts being "annoying." I prefer my mountain bike trails to be trails with the intermittent technical challenge every once in a while, not the other way around. I am sure there are some people that love unending technical slog. . . Knock yourselves out, guys. If you do not like this type of riding, do yourself a favor and stick to the greens and easier blues like small intestine, river gorge, switch yard, etc. or go ride somewhere else. Even though I could clear mostly everything but the steepest "wall" switchbacks of the high voltage climb and some of the chunkiest to sections, I did not find the day to be that much fun. It is definitely a challenge.

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Granny Gear

October 16, 2016
 
Review: Awesome trail. Well maintained and a good challenge. I drove 3 hours to get there and it was definitely worth it. Just make sure you bring a good camera for the views along the trail.

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