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    Will be in Ocoee TN in a couple weeks. I know I will hit tanasi

    but what else should I ride? Brush Creek? I will be there for three days and will do some whitewater when I'm not riding. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    chilhowee. white oak mtn is pretty close too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftertom View Post
    chilhowee. white oak mtn is pretty close too.
    If you were to rank them, how would you rank tanasi, chilhowee, and brush creek? Are there specific trails at chilhowee that are better than others? I know tanasi has the big downhill run that is popular, but I don't know much about chilhowee. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by basilhayden View Post
    If you were to rank them, how would you rank tanasi, chilhowee, and brush creek? Are there specific trails at chilhowee that are better than others? I know tanasi has the big downhill run that is popular, but I don't know much about chilhowee. Thanks
    Chilhowee has a downhill that is a little more technical called Clear Creek. I like it, but some do not. CLemmer is the main trail, adn most other trails leave from it. It's also a fun open downhill if you ride it that way. Pretty much everything but Clear Creek can be ridden either way.

    Chilhowee and Tanasi are both fun. Brush Creek is usually a part of a Tanasi day for me. I prefer Chilhowee.

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    Make it a big day and ride the Big Frog 65 or Cohutta 100 route.

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    A majority of the Tanasi trails are purpose built singletrack for MTBing, good flow and tons of climbing.
    Chilhowee is hiking trails that is open to MTBing. I like the ruggedness of this area. There are a couple of waterfalls here along the way. The two main downhills are on two sides of a small gorge with clemmer being mainly doubletrack and clear creek being technical singletrack.
    Brush creek is easily the easiest and most beginner friendly. Flowy and fast with little climbing.

    Close by is Rich Mtn near Blue ridge that has a 4+mile climb/DH along with a great short loop at the beginning that is amazing.
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    I live in the area and i feel fortunate to have those systems close by. I would characterize Brush creek as a flowy,fast beginner'ish trail. Out and back is about 14 miles. Tanasi will give you about 18 miles if you do all of it. Tanasi is a workout and the single track is fantastic. You can tie in Brush creek with Tanasi to give you a fantastic 30 mile ride. Chilhowee is the most rugged of the three but with the lake and the waterfalls it is very scenic and it will give you about 16 to 18 miles if you do it all.

    Since you are there for three days I would try to hit all three. Perhaps Brush/Tanasi one day and Chilhowee another day. It's all good!

    If you would like route recommendations send me a p.m.

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    IMO it is worth the drive to Jackrabbit if you have never been

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    When will you be here? Are you kayaking or rafting? Do you need lodging?

    IMO, Tanasi / Brush Creek are sort of one system. I typically start with Brush Creek then ride Tanasi. Either way you do it, you have to finish with the Thunder Rock Express descent. As described, Chilhowee is a bit more rustic and that's why some of us old school riders love it.

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