Chehaw Park Trail - Trail, Albany, Georgia

Chehaw Park Trail - Trail, Albany, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Flat, TIGHT single track mixed with a long double track loop surrounding the woods that contain the single track. With the exception of a couple of sand pits, and very tight twisting trail, the ride is not challenging

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 21, 2012]
West Martin
Weekend Warrior

Trail well marked with signage and posts. Also well maintained. Flat trail overall, so if you're into downhills, this is not the trail for you. If you are looking for a good cross country, try a couple of laps of this trail.

A couple of fun areas on the trail... Up-Chuck... Pedal...pedal...p e d a l....

Would ride again.

Customer Service

Loop with multiple crossings, so it really doesn't matter, but when you come in to the park, take the first right and then the entrance is on your right (marked with a sign) about 100 yds on your right.

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Dec 05, 2011]
trailhound
Weekend Warrior

THIS TRAIL IS ALSO REVIEWED UNDER PARKS OF CHEHAW NOW. CHECK THAT SET OF REVIEWS OUT AS WELL...ITS THE REVIEW OF THE NEW TRAIL.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 04, 2011]
t135
Weekend Warrior

Trail is located in southwest Georgia which, like most of Florida, is very flat. The trail is new (thanks to Breakaway Cycles and others in Albany) and well done. As of thanksgiving 2011 I think it had been finished for maybe a couple months. A race was held in maybe October 2011.

Chehaw Park is a cool park that I grew up at. It's in the south Georgia woods on some kinchafoonie Creek backwater, ponds and lakes. There is also a wild animal park designed by Jim Fowler of "Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom" fame. Great place to enjoy south Georgia nature with an African safari flair. There are camping facilities as well. Cool place in my book.

I grew up in Albany but haven't lived there in 20 years. The new mountain bike trail should serve the community and park well. There is a cool BMX track right at the MTB trailhead. You can do the 7 mile loop and the cut loose on the BMX track for a few laps...a lot of fun.

Complaint??? The park needs to put up signs for the MTB trailhead!!! C'mon...volunteers made it happen! Invest in a few signs and map at the trailhead!!! We wasted 30 minutes trying to figure out where the trailhead was. Not so cool.

If you want hills, mountains, and wild downhill runs, you don't go to a place as flat as Albany Ga. Go somewhere else for that. This is a fun flat out single track run. Lots of little dips, tight twisty trail, hairpin/switchbacks etc. Ther are no hills for an aerobic burn but, pedal flat out for 7 miles at top speed for an aerobic burn. Then do a couple more laps.

As far as technical features, there are only a few log crossings. I'm not a big fan of roots and loose gravel/rocks and there aren't a lot here. I'm sure they will add more technical features in time. There is plenty of space. There is even room for a MTB skills park and pump track at the trailhead. If I still lived in Albany I'd gladly volunteer.

Great place to ride with the family. The flatness and lack of technical features would qualify this as a beginner trail. But advanced riders can get their thrills out of high speed laps with lots of twists and turns. Will be riding this trail whenever I get to Albany.

Customer Service

It's one long loop, not much mystery on which way to go. Plenty of places to bail out if you want to cut your ride on the loop short. The woods vary from south Georgia pine tree stands (classic quail habitat) to classic SW Georgia/north Florida live oak forest with Spanish moss hanging from the trees. The closer you get to the water, the denser and darker the forest gets. And the soil gets darker and less sandy.

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Forget about it. You've got to do some driving to Tallahassee or middle Georgia. There is a trail in downtown Albany near the riverfront area (Flint River) but I haven't ridden it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 13, 2008]
kristen taylor
Weekend Warrior

Just for a current update, we verified with Chehaw Park this morning that this trail no longer exists.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Nov 01, 2003]
ralphjones2
Cross Country Rider

well I saw possibilities,however, it is a long way from being a trail. I am pretty sure that I am the only one to go there this century. The lady at the park gate said ,"2 dollars please". she gave me a map of the park which showed the trails, but they wre over ground or very deep. I was just in Albany for the day. This place needs some help.

Customer Service

did not find

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 18, 2001]
Terry

Virtually any rider can handle this trail. It has NO climbs. It is in Albany GA after all. However, inspite of the lack of climbs and obstacles, this ride stays interesting in two ways. First, it is some of the tightest, twistiest single track I have encountered. Second, I encountered more wildlife on this trail than any other I have ever ridden.

The trail is very twisty. It is too tight and twisty to carry much speed, but is a great place to work on steering agility. The designers have placed a few logs and pot holes to increase the challenge. But the only real challenge are the sudden sharp turns in tight woods.

On the wildlife side, I saw dozens of Deer. I had a large squirrel jump out in front of me and "race" me down the trail for 50 yards or so. I encountered Bear (the park has a wild animal section, and for some reason a bear in a pin is not far off the trail). I also had a surprise armadillo encounter. As I was coming back to the car along the double track, he shot out right in front of me. I literally ran him over (I honestly couldn't avoid him), it sent him flipping through the air. He jumped right up and continued to scurry along seemingly unharmed. (No wonder there is so much armadillo street pizza!!!)

I am rating this 4 stars to generate some interest. This is a three star ride at best in places with lots of trails, but this is IT for Albany. Considering the location, it is a terrific ride.


Customer Service

From the parking area, follow the double track along the fence. Take the first left and then look for single track on either side. There are several half to three quarter mile strectches of single track that tie into the double tracks. Keep looking, there are lots of single track sections mixed in.

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I have asked about other trails in the area and have been told that there used to be one other trail around, but it is overgrown and out of service for lack of riders/maintenance.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 10, 2002]
lost rider

this trail is closed due to tree cutting. to bad since there is no where to ride around here.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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