Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains - Part 3 - Mountain & Road Biking

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Our Family biking in Helen, GAOur Outdoor Adventure continues and you might find yourself on some of the same trails we were just hiking on in Part 2 Hiking & Camping. Many of the Trails for Mountain Biking are also shared with hikers and horseback riders. Biking is another great outdoor activity for all levels to participate in and enjoy. So grab your helmet and let's get riding!

MOUNTAIN BIKING...

North Carolina
Hanging Dog Trail
Is 4 miles total out-and-back gravel service road, combined with to-be-determined singletrack loops off the main out-and-back. There are two fairly long climbs, both of which are steep. The road has a thick layer of gravel in most places.
Tsali The  4-loop system offers a variety of landscapes. You can climb 1-foot wide rugged paths or travel flat, well-beaten roads. The four trails...Right, Left, Mouse Branch, and Thompson Loop, meander through mixed pine and hardwoods on a peninsula stretching into Fontana Lake.

Georgia   Creek Crossing
Flat Creek This is a loop trail that is approximately 5.5 miles in length, mostly singletrack. Just down the road are the Green Mountain & Stanley Gap trails.
Carter's Lake The main trail is a loop approximately 6 miles long. Several other short spur trails exist within the park that allow for longer rides. Trail features include a mixture of single track, narrow logging roads along with challenging climbs, stream crossings and technical downhills.

Tennessee    
Indian Boundary This trail loops around Indian Boundary Lake. The trail is NOT challenging. Mostly flat with no significant climbs or technicality to it. The surface is sand/pea gravel like and it has numerous bridges. Great views of Flats Mountain and different forest types on this pretty trail.
Daryll McKenzie BikingTanasi Located near the Ocoee White Water Ctr.,the trail consists of mostly machine-cut singletrack loops, connected together by forest service roads. No visit is complete without riding the Riverview Loop trail or descending the Thunder Rock Express trail, one of the best down hill cross country mountain bike trails in the state.

ROAD RIDING...

Road To Nowhere This is the locally famous "Road to Nowhere," a road leading into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was begun in 1941 and has yet to be completed. Consist of 17 total miles with 1,800 feet trailhead elevation with a top elevation of 2,600 feet.
Blue Ridge Loop This route will take you from Ellijay to Blue Ridge and back through very scenic, rural mountain countryside. 58 total miles with 1,400 feet trailhead elevation with a top elevation of 2,400 feet.
Six Gap This rugged roller coaster ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is sure to challenge the best you've got to offer. Consist of 99.2 total miles with elevation gain of 10,300 feet!

Check out these Links for more  TRAILS  and  RACING    

We'll continue our series of great outdoor activities in the NC, GA and TN mountains
so don't miss our next post, Part 4 on Great Golfing in the Mountains.
For more information contact
Lee & Carol Barbour www.LeeAndCarol.com

Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains Part 1 Wild & Wet
Outdoor Activities in the NC, GA and TN Mountains Part 2 Hiking & Camping

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Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
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O.K. enough of this outdoorsy stuff.  When are you getting to the golf courses!

Oct 10, 2009 03:15 PM #1
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Hi Jane - Great Golfing coming to a post near you -  next one, I promise!

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Sharon Tara
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This is way too athletic for me, but as usual...great photos of a beautiful area!  My bike of choice is the Harley!

Oct 13, 2009 05:51 AM #3
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Hi Sharon - Thanks for the compliment. The older we get the harder it is to climb those mountain trails on a mountain bike so we might look into that Harley in the near future :)

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