September 17, 2015
Great little trail, a hidden gem in downtown Chattanooga. Short and intense with great views and proximity to the northshore area.
Hardpacked, Loose over hard, with loose sections. Tight banked turns and great flowy sections. 50/50 climbs and descents, a physically demanding trail. Climbing goes from punchy and steep with tight upward turns, to a few long extended climbs. Luckily it is very balanced and your effort is handsomely rewarded.
Few rocks roots and other obstacles. Great learning tool for beginners, but plenty of speed and tight turns to reward skilled riders. Very little runoff distance, so if you miss your turn expect to take a trip down the ridge!
Trail map is useful and the trail is marked decently well at each intersection. The signs include the direction of the day for walkers and bikers. (they go opposite directions)
New bathroom facilities were just added though they may not be open yet, usually a portable toilet nearby. Close proximity to Suck Creek Cycle and other stores should you need anything.
The pump track was just completed and is a lot of fun. Now if they could just keep the grass mowed!
The trail is mostly frequented by hikers (at least when I ride). There are quite a few blind turns, so both parties should be on the lookout for one another.
Some parts of Raccoon Mountain and Enterprise South