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    Hi-hoping to get a ride in here in Jan., looks a tad convoluted. Any suggestion for a 2-4 hr loop that's fun. Where to start, direction etc. Any must do's, must avoids? Thanks!!! Mike

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    Where to start: There's only one trailhead.
    Avoid: The green "Downhill" trail. It follows a power line (straight) up and down the hills and is occasionally made very dangerous by sections washing out badly.
    Must do's: Back Blue and the Expressway are favorites, along with Chain Reaction and Flume Zoom.
    Suggested Loop: Come in through the gate, take a left at the first trail fork, follow Red around to Back Blue, Back Blue to Yellow, left at that junction, follow the yellow "race loop" markers til you get to the race shortcut, follow that back to Big Tree junction, go out to the Y-bridge, take a right on to White, ride all 4 sections of White, take a right turn onto Red, repeat the part that takes you back to Back Blue, but take a right, and hit Expressway. Go towards the trail head at Big Tree junction again, turn left before the Y-bridge, take Lonesome Blue around and out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Where to start: There's only one trailhead.
    Avoid: The green "Downhill" trail. It follows a power line (straight) up and down the hills and is occasionally made very dangerous by sections washing out badly.
    Must do's: Back Blue and the Expressway are favorites, along with Chain Reaction and Flume Zoom.
    Suggested Loop: Come in through the gate, take a left at the first trail fork, follow Red around to Back Blue, Back Blue to Yellow, left at that junction, follow the yellow "race loop" markers til you get to the race shortcut, follow that back to Big Tree junction, go out to the Y-bridge, take a right on to White, ride all 4 sections of White, take a right turn onto Red, repeat the part that takes you back to Back Blue, but take a right, and hit Expressway. Go towards the trail head at Big Tree junction again, turn left before the Y-bridge, take Lonesome Blue around and out.
    Awesome-Thanks a million! Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Where to start: There's only one trailhead.
    Avoid: The green "Downhill" trail. It follows a power line (straight) up and down the hills and is occasionally made very dangerous by sections washing out badly.
    Must do's: Back Blue and the Expressway are favorites, along with Chain Reaction and Flume Zoom.
    Suggested Loop: Come in through the gate, take a left at the first trail fork, follow Red around to Back Blue, Back Blue to Yellow, left at that junction, follow the yellow "race loop" markers til you get to the race shortcut, follow that back to Big Tree junction, go out to the Y-bridge, take a right on to White, ride all 4 sections of White, take a right turn onto Red, repeat the part that takes you back to Back Blue, but take a right, and hit Expressway. Go towards the trail head at Big Tree junction again, turn left before the Y-bridge, take Lonesome Blue around and out.
    This is great. I rode there once a long time ago but didn't know nothing about it except it was close to the nascar race I was going to. I'm going to print this in case I ever get back up there from Florida. Thanks.
    NTFTC

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    the Charlotte's ridge (short) climb is fun as well-I'd surely suggest not missing that. The sections at the "back" (western portion) of the trail system are fun too, but those sections see so few rider passes that I bet the leaves/limbs make it tough in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmatt View Post
    the Charlotte's ridge (short) climb is fun as well-I'd surely suggest not missing that. The sections at the "back" (western portion) of the trail system are fun too, but those sections see so few rider passes that I bet the leaves/limbs make it tough in the winter.
    My route includes Charlotte's Ridge, as well as Tommy's Revenge, the S's, Flume Zoom, and Chain Reaction. The only part of the back section that doesn't see a lot of traffic in the winter is the Goat Path, which most people bypass year round.

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    Just moved to the area and i am going to be riding here for the first time this Sat 2/4/17. If anyone wants to meet up and show me around that would be cool. Just shoot me an email. [email protected]

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