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    Pics of Raccoon Mtn Trails, Chattanooga, TN

    [SIZE="4"]Chattanooga, Tennessee is home to a fabulous new singletrack trail system called Raccoon Mountain. You may have heard of the superb job the Chattanooga Sorba Chapter has done in designing and building this 17 mile network of fun and challenging singletrack guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone!
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    The trail treats the rider to beautiful views of the river.
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    Like I said, it brings out the kid in you!
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    ConcreteBlond thinks so!
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    When you're not enjoying the views, you can play through the rocks
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    Big Foot goes big!
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    Nomader
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    RSutton
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    and how about this for rocks!
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    An impressive build job by lots of volunteers to get by the dam.
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    The best part is that it's ALL singletrack!
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    Zipping' rippin' fun singletrack through the woods
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    Six Flags is everybody's absolute favorite section.
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    Whether you're fast like Tweety or a seasoned veteran like Raja
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    or a young 19yr old new to the sport like Cordell,
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    or a mom on two wheels
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    No matter who you are or what kind of rider you are, you're going to have fun at Raccoon!
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    The trails are just techy enough to challenge an expert rider like Al.
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    But not so over the top that a HardTail from Georgia can't have fun.
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    Play hide and seek in the woods with your friends
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    and ride the rollercoaster all day long
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    So, when you head down South, make sure you give Raccoon a visit. Right smack dab in Chattanooga and less than a 2 hr drive from Hotlanta. Sweeeeet singletrack! Ya'll back now, ya hear!
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    thanks chocolate girl. that looks like fun. nice pics.
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    Here's some trail gps info taken by cRASH during the ride.

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    Elevation. Can you tell Small Intestine?:


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    For you analytical types, satellite reception was poor today. I'd say actual mileage was probably closer to 17+ and elevation gain is probably around 3600ft.

    Thanks for the Stats, cRASH!
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    Sweet!!!! I'll be here in May with a bunch of friends. I guess I'll have to bring the bike as well.
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    Great post!

    It is an excellent place to ride. We've got a group meeting there this Thursday (2:30, at the East Overlook parking lot) if anyone wants to join in. The group ranges from pretty hard-core to less experienced (but in good shape) riders. It's kind of a "golf alternative" thing - bunch of business folks getting out and "marketing"...

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    That looks like good dirty fun. Especially to this snow bound northerner today(with freezing rain turning to snow later. Yay! I love winter!). I'm going to have to find a way to get down there.
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    one of my favorite places to ride...

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    Wow, that looks amazing! I'm really impressed by the rock section!
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    Those pics make me want to drive to Chattanooga just for that loop alone! I bet it looks incredible in the spring when everything blooms. And the rock section on the dam is impressive. I've never seen anything like it.

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    Drooling...Drooling.....DROOLING!!!!!

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    Oh man, I wanna go there.

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    Singlespeed heaven!

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    That is a fantastic looking trail. The work on those rock sections is brilliant.

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    looks very nice!

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    Man, this just makes me itch even more to go ride... nice shots!

    Beautiful trail, I might have to make a trip down that way this summer, when I'm visiting family in the Smoky Mountain region in NC.

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    looks like fun stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolate girl
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    The trails are just techy enough to challenge an expert rider like Al.
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    You must have me confused with some other Al. I'm a face smashing hack.

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    I have got to go there...I love it that the SE is getting some really good trails going

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    Oh man you are making me long for the SE again. I used to love heading down to the Ocoee whitewater center and riding the trails out there. Or heading over to Fontana, NC or even Tsali. Then of course there is Haw Ridge in Knoxville, Panther Creek (my back yard when I lived there) in Morristown, and Warriors Path. And I could never get enough of Dupont and Pisgah either. Great to see some more excellent singletrack being added to the region.

    Where are my orders!!!!
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    Very nice!
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    Very nice!
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    Looks like some really fun trails!
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    Great post Choaclate Girl. I think I passed your group while I was rolling the other direction last weekend.
    Noticing the GPS and the photos you guys didnít ride the true tech sections, just to let folks know there are some seriously challenging optional trails/sections/lines at the Coon. I know of a few 10í+ drops and dozens of 4-5í moves, some rock jumbles where the line is as hard as you want to make it and some easy sections that go next level at the speeds that can be attained in them. Iíve never been to a trail system that had such variety to offer so many skill levels.

    A shot from the same day:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endomaniac
    Great post Choaclate Girl. I think I passed your group while I was rolling the other direction last weekend.
    If one of the riders was wearing leopard panties over her tights, then it was us! Great vid of the new section. Concrete Blonde took that same jump with great ease, making me look like a dud. It started raining on us the last few miles, so we decided to call it quits. On previous occasion, Commander has taken us on every inch of trail in the system, and yes, there are some even way cooler spots we didn't cover that day. Hope to ride w/you next time!

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    Looks like a awesome time!
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