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Level: Advanced
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,243/1 ft
Total: 5 riders
 

Mountain Biking Rock Creek

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#151 of 195 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#10183 in the world

Mountain biking through a wide grass trail then descends into a creek valley. Joins up with the John Muir Trail to combine the trip into a longer trip, can turn into a loop or figure 8 if you head out toward Chestnut Ridge. Isolated as most trails are in the BSF. Trailhead has a nice open area next to cemetery.

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
Rock Creek Loop trailhead which is off Divide Road in the Big South Fork NRRA
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  • cavedweller
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    We rode this section after riding the john muir overlook trail. The trailhead is directly across the gravel road (Divide Rd) from the John Muir Overlook trail. It is fast and flowy at first then quickly decends down roughly 1500ft to the river. We like to call this area Middle Earth. The decent follows an old rail line and you can feel the cross ties under your tires as you bump your way down. This area is very technical and presents many difficult sections....FUN FUN FUN!. Once you get to the river bed there are many options to jump in the creek. There are numerous other trails that can be found down there where one can explore all day. We followed the John Muir then climbed back up to the Rock Creek trailhead then back to the gravel road. It was a tough climb out, lots of hike/bike sections but overall rideable.

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  • SaintPatrick
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    Nice open trail at the beginning then descends into a creek valley and joins up with the John Muir Trail. We combined the two and utilized Divide Road for a 9 mile route.

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