Chase Street - Trail, Athens, Georgia

Chase Street - Trail, Athens, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

Very, Very winding singletrack, in many places you are within a few feet of the trai you rode on 10 minutes before, a lot of trail in a little area. Some fun stuff like an old diving board and some steel catwalk grating over a ditch. If you ride it right, there is some road riding (2-3 miles) and this is a good loop, otherwise it's an out and back to a railroad switching yard.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 09, 2010]
rmi
Cross Country Rider

First, how to get there: Go north on Chase St. until you pass underneath the Loop. Immediately past the Loop onramp to you left, there is a gated gravel road with enough room on the side of the gate to sneak past on a bike. After riding the gravel road for a few hundred feet, there will be another gravel road that drops off (going downhill) to your left. In front of you the gravel road starts to climb steeply. It is at this intersection that the trail starts: You'll see a little entrance (that is usually overgrown) right at the corner of the woods.

The trail itself is great, but I probably wouldn't drive to get there. I would HIGHLY recommend the trail for those living in Athens that want to ride their bikes to the trailhead.

There is actually a new section of trail that was just added a month or so ago. It is awesome! Nice little jump and plenty of steep, slow, and technical riding (which is generally true for the rest of this trail).

Eventually you will make it to the railroad tracks at the end of this trail. However, if you continue to the other side of the bridge over the tracks, you can continue on the "Dirt Loop." Next stop will be the Prince exit of the Loop, then the Tallassee exit. Supposedly, you can ride from Chase all the way to Jennings Mill, but I have never made it past Mitchell Bridge.

There's one big downed log that I doubt anyone (other than Danny Macaskill) can hop over. If you have a chain saw and are willing, please cut this thing!


Good luck and have fun.

Customer Service

Ride this trail out and back OR continue on the Dirt Loop. Since I live near the Prince exit, I often hop on the Dirt Loop and ride to Chase!

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If you want to ride your bike to the trail: Athens 441, Mitchell Bridge, YMCA (have not ridden it yet), and IM Fields (Lake Herick).

Further afield: Heritage, Hawkes Creek (only on "odd" days!), Yargo, Chicopee

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[Oct 04, 2009]
Ryan
Cross Country Rider

Fun and technical ride. Some steep ups and downs. Trail needs some maintenance, but definitely worth checking out...especially if you live riding distance!

Customer Service

Out and back. Once you reach the railroad tracks, you can climb up under the bridge and start the Loop 10 trail (which was very overgrown last time I tried to ride it).

Similar Products Used:

Hawkes Creek, Athens 441, Oconee Heritage

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3
VALUE
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3
[Aug 09, 2004]
Euphorium
Cross Country Rider

not a trail don't bother. plenty of better, longer more technical trails less than 5 miles away. no aerobic benefit.confusing, boring, almost non-existent.

Customer Service

none

Similar Products Used:

anything else

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1
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1
[Sep 04, 2003]
bombertown
Racer

i live 2 blocks from this trail and hardly ever ride it. why? because it's too short to be ridden on its own if you are an intermediate/advanced rider, and too technical if you are a beginner. i use it when i've just put a new part on my bike and want to field test it real quick. it's not a bad trail, it's quite fun in places, but if i'm gonna get all geared up to ride, i want to ride for more than 30 minutes. now if we could somehow connect chase st with the 441 trails, we'd be onto something...

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3
VALUE
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3
[Sep 02, 1999]
short

Ride up to the second or third right and enjoy, but try to enter the trail on the right that is a sharper turn. One trail has 5 or 6 fast switchbacks. I've wiped out here due to angled roots. You will ride along a creek: if you smell a rotting dead animal-type odor, e-mail me IMMEDIATELY. Illegal discharge by a local co. has been known to stink up the creek, and they are to never do it again... Thanks!

Customer Service

Park downtown Athens, enjoy the city, ride to Prince Ave, go west, right on Chase St. When you go under an overpass, cut left onto the trailhead-just look for a rusty farm gate. Or, I often park at the car wash just past the trail head. turn up your bass and stretch

Similar Products Used:

mitchell bridge all the way (head to the extreme SW corner and hit the concrete ditch ride)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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[Nov 07, 1999]
er

good/bad

Customer Service

dfb

Similar Products Used:

other left pie

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1
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[Jul 26, 2000]
Ben

The whole thing is back and forth on the slope between the dirt road and the creek. Lots of sharp switchbacks and angled rooty trail. Can't get to much speed. No downhill to speak of. Only go there if you find Mitchell Bridge trails to strenuous. They are much better.

Customer Service

Another way in is down the gravel road by the r/r tracks beginning at Old Jefferson Hwy. near the country club. The gravel road leads to a trailhead by the overpass.

Similar Products Used:

Mitchell Bridge Area

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2
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[Mar 11, 2003]
local rider

Rode this on the 8th of March, beware of major raw sewage spill at the trail down by the creek (section closest to Chase Street). Avoid if you value your health, just cut over to another trail or turn around. You can't really walk around it. Ride through it if you're into raw shit on your tires.

Customer Service

environmental warning!

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1
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