December 2, 2010
Rode a 15 mile lolipop loop like the described above which included the Rock Creek ORV trails. However, this review will be strictly for P5, Tatum Lead Rd 4WD, and P4. There is a good amount of climbing involved in these trails and they will challenge you aerobically. P4 was fantastic singletrack but at only 1 mile, we all were left wanting more. It's basically a long climb when starting from the parking lot and a sweet descent when returning. The section of Tatum Lead Rd 4WD trail connecting P4 and P5 was basically semi boring fire road other than several well placed whoops which are good air opportunities when descending. Nothing too steep. P5 is a steep descent when ridden from Tatum Lead to FS 3 and a grueling climb in the other direction. While it's not the same tight singletrack as P4, it is still well maintained doubletrack that is a good ride. P5 also has several creek crossings so be prepared to get your feet a little wet. Don't forget, the Pinhoti trail uses two kinds of blazes to mark the trail. A white diamond with a turkey print in it and a white square blaze. Keep your eyes open for them.
Bear Creek, Bear Creek Pinhoti