Brush Creek - Trail, Cleveland, Tennessee

Brush Creek - Trail, Cleveland, Tennessee

DESCRIPTION

The trail begins with a downhill that switches back several times on the way down. At the first intersection, cross the two track and continue straight. You will see the upper Ocoee Lakes to the right as you twist around the hills. The trail loops around and you climb back up the initial downhill. This is not a technical trail, nor is it very strenuous. It is a fun trail though, and one I would recommend if you are already riding at the Whitewater Center.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 23, 2007]
captain ss
Cross Country Rider

Brush Creek is a Jewel of a trail.The boys from Scott's ride every Tuesday,except when is raining.A great Single Speed ride can be had here.Bring your bells for both the bears and the blind corners.The switch backs at the top coming from the overlook are fantastic.The park service has completed the trails original route and it rides very well.Highly recomended if you are in the area.

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The Tanasi trail system.Start at the White Water Center.Also the Clemer/Benton Falls system.Take park service 77 from the ranger station on Highway 64 to the campgrounds.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 21, 2007]
KennyG
Cross Country Rider

Mostly smooth, hardpack single-track. I would describe them as beginner trails with pretty nice scenery. Nothing strenuous or technical. Good trails to bring your wife/girlfriend/kids or anyone who would like to get a taste of mountain biking without having to do anything difficult or strenuous.

Customer Service

The Brush Creek trails are to your left while you are facing the map board at the end of the parking lot.

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If you go to the right (from the map board) and across the field, you will find a more technical trail that goes down to a paved road (watch for traffic and rafting busses on this road!). If you continue down this road for about 1 mile, it leads to the river. Once at the river, take the trail that goes to the right (downstream direction) along the river. This eventually connects with the Whitewater Center and Tanasi trail system after a couple of miles.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 28, 2006]
Thomas Middlebrooks
Cross Country Rider

Since this trail is not very demanding on its own, you can start from the wwc and it becomes a great ride. I had not rode this trail since last year. We decided to start at the wwc and proceed down old copper road trail and up boyds gap. I loved the boyds gap connector trail. This is a stairway like climb up to the overlook. Then you race down brush creek for a tsali-like experience. Brush creek was in great shape and was very fast. Proceed up to 64 and back up to boyds gap and back down to old copper road. The round trip took 2 hrs and 18.1 miles later I was ready for the Dam Deli.

Customer Service

any route as long as you are riding

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Across the river of course.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 20, 2005]
PWerksHare
Cross Country Rider

Appreciate the hard work - and good job - trimming Brush Creek. Understand the local Chattanooga Bike Club organized the recent work party. Appeared we arrived at trail just a week or so after trimming work party. Trail in Very good shape ! Thanks. However, wanted to forewarn riders. We flatted (3) of (4) tires on the trail this year - just after passing under the power lines near the east end of the trail. We rode out & back, and noticied the thorns in our tires at the Hwy 64/74 bridge - where trail passes under the bridge span. Thorns are from the trimming - but - trail "appears" relatively clean - not trashed from the trimming at all. Some thorns stuck to the tire casing itself - all were slow leaks - some thorns broke off - remained in tire. Just a suggestion to carry extra tubes, use "Slime" tubes, or whatever... ! Still a very good ride to compliment the Whitewater Center trail network. More hikers on trail this year - so watch speeds on blind curves......

Customer Service

Out & back.......

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 07, 2004]
PWerksHare
Weekend Warrior

If you are visiting Chilhowee or the Whitewater Center, this ride makes a fantastic afternoon follow-up to the more streuous trails well known in this area. It is fast - very fast. Smooth single track, great scenery. Care on the multiple wooden bridges - as they are slick from moss / algae / wet. But trail overall is a cruising delight ! If you have family (young) that cannot climb the Whitewater Center trails, and you don't want to drive to the top campground at Chilhowee, this trail is a great alternative. When reaching the end - you make a short climb back up to the highway. THis is a very fast / dangerous road, however, trailhead is a short climb (less than 2 miles) up the highway to the start point for the trail - at the overlook. End of trail also (currently) has some poorly marked continuations - which you can disregard. Just follow trail under high span bridge - and take a left to come back up to trailhead at bridge - then right (west) to begin the climb back to starting point. Climb is not severe, and most can comfortably make climb - in lower gear....... just stay well to right on shoulder of road.

Customer Service

Start at overlook - approx. 2.5 miles east of Whitewater Center. Additional mileage gained - after doing Brush Creek Trail - and back to overlook parking lot - by taking trail to south of Brush - at overlook parking lot - steep, technical, washed out trail dropping down to trail adjacenet to river - then 2-3 miles along "cindered" easu trail - to Whitewater Center - care on downhill - steep, fast, rocky, and deep ruts.

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All those across river from Whitewater Center, and Chilhowee.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Dec 31, 2003]
Trail-running
Cross Country Rider

Nice trail. It is still new so it needs to be ridden to break it in better but it is in good shape already! It is an easy trail to ride but you can get a good work out and have alot of fun if you go fast on it! I took my whole family on it and we did a "slow","scenic", ride on it and we all enjoyed it. It may be prone to get muddy after a rain?

Customer Service

If you want a better work out then park at the White Water Center and ride the Old Copper Trail,(easy), to where it comes out on a road. Ride up the road about .5 mile to Boyd Gap Trail which will lead you up to the Brush Creek Trail. The Boyd Gap Trail is hard but it is just a short connector trail.

Similar Products Used:

T.R. Express, Chestnut Mtn Loop, Bear Paw, Everything on the Chilhowee side!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
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