White Oak Mtn Biology Trails

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4.63 out of 5
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Intermediate
15.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
778
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The Biology Trail offers some steep climbs, fun downs and is an all around great place to sneak off for a lunchtime or after work ride or just to train in general. There are several short loops off of the main trail. For the more experienced riders there are a few jumps, some step ups and drop offs as well as creek crossings. On top of the ridge there is 2 miles of boulders. Good luck!! Get your trail map at https://www.southern.edu/biology/Documents/biology.trail.pdf because you will need it.


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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Dogs -Guest

A: I have seen dogs off leash running at full speed with MTBers a couple times. If it is allowed I do not know. I have not been there in several months, could have changed.

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Q: Anyone been out today? Wondering how it is drying. -calveryc

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Bunny Hop

August 6, 2018
oldsetter Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Pretty fun, I am out of shape and there is a lot of climbing and some loose rock. Enough diversity to keep it interesting. Nice restroom and repair stand. Not crowded, has walkers

Similar Trail: raccoon mt. power line section

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Granny Gear

June 2, 2017
calveryc Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love the trail. I'm not an expert but know when a trail is challenging and fun and this one is. It's also a place that allows your to expand as your skill expands.

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Gramcounter

April 3, 2017
 
Review: Another fun and challenging system of trails. Maps posted around the system are helpful in navigation. A few downed trees were present as of 4/1/17. Lots of good riding for all levels. Tough initial climb to go straight up to the top. Not directional so be aware on blind corners

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Gnarly

January 16, 2017
spc7669 Gnarly  
 
Review: This trail has a bit of everything. The rock garden on top is no joke. It's close to Enterprise South as well.

Similar Trail: Cohutta Springs Adventist Center

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Trailblazer


December 31, 2016
 
Review: Great flow trails, leaf blown 90..., no blow down:) Views great in the fall on the ridge trail

Similar Trail: Allegrippis PA

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Granny Gear

October 21, 2016
clraney Granny Gear  
 
Review: A whole lotta variety and a whole lotta fun. I would definitely ride this again.

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Granny Gear

April 13, 2016
 
Review: I really enjoy green loop to the paved pathway, green loop multiple times, blue loop at times, and have realized that something like Cottontail in this neck of the woods is rare (but about to become a little less rare once Raisin Woods opens up soon in Dalton). Nitpicks. Red Loop feels a little tight at times in the corners for my 29er and my current skill level which seems to really take away from the amount of speed possible that you can carry successfully through it, which destroys some of the fun value that could be possible. Also with Cottontail, though I have had some fun with the trail, I am faced with the realization after riding Bryce Mountain's Brew Thru trail that someone really held back on the size of the two tabletop jumps at the top (making the takeoffs steep and small which does not as easily fit modern full size mountain bikes) and on purpose built a speed hump feature on the left and used the built drop almost similarly as lead ups to them. I do not agree with many of the decisions made at the top section of Cottontail and also would enjoy the ramp at the bottom of it more if it was less steep, though yeah I have done it many times on a bike with an okay head tube angle for it. Cottontail is the basis for something better than what it currently is (and probably will always just be that...an unfinished basis). I have gone near 2 minutes on it. I feel that I am entitled to my own opinion as much as I have rode it. At the bottom the lip isn't large enough to traverse to the landing spot without too much speed and then a wooden bridge without an easy to build berm on it? Cottontail was built to control riders too much and only because of the dearth of like trails does it receive my 7/10 rating. Brew Thru is a 9/10 as the berms there are no where near large enough. As a shorter if you want it place White Oak Mountain beats Enterprise South with its plan your route variability. VW delivers the similar yet solid course and WOM delivers creativity. Both are great. 5 points delivers driving time plus a $5 fee and perhaps a slight feeling of luxury. They all have their place and they are all 5 star mtb destinations. East Rim to Livewire 1 and 2 is also.

Similar Trail: Enterprise South, 5 points

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October 14, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Better than trying to ride bauxite mtn. trails. Good for having speed and gets technical on the top of the mountain. Typically can cover ten to eleven miles an hour on a good day and have ridden all the trails in a couple trips.
They will close the rails if there is a major freeze and then a full thaw. Good trails to ride at night as long as you have a bright enough bike light. Just use caution on burms in the dark.

Similar Trail: Bauxite mountain trails

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Trailblazer

June 28, 2014
theschwag Trailblazer  
 
Review: Trails are nice and fairly wide on most parts. I like the different checkpoints they have setup with maps to show where you are. The trails are marked very well too. It's a nice place to go for beginner to intermediates just looking for a place to get some riding in.

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Granny Gear

July 8, 2013
 
Review: I am just beyond beginner status and really had a good time with these trails. I had a few wipe outs from loose rocks on the sides of Coyote, and a few others likely due to my clipless pedals. Otherwise great fun!

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White Oak Mtn Biology Trails MTB Trail 4.63 out of 5 based on 30 ratings. 30 user reviews.
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