Chinquapin Ridge Trail - Trail, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

Chinquapin Ridge Trail - Trail, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

DESCRIPTION

This is not a trail for those of you looking for air or highly technical runs;but it is a very nice trail for a good cardio run with beautiful scenery;mostly relatively level stretches with a couple of good climbs and swift descents;couple of creek crossings

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 20, 2009]
Blackberry
Weekend Warrior

We camped at fall creek falls and had no trouble finding the trail given the directions from previous reviews. There are 1/2 dozen trees down but that's to be expected of a trail that doesn't get ridden too often. I rode it with my son, together we renamed it GT trail....grass tick trail. We sprayed off prior to riding but the trail was infested with ticks. I guess it's just a little gift from nature but an unwanted gift at that. Not a bad cardo burn but all the ticks caused dissapointment.

Customer Service

We went counter clockwise, no reason

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Check out the overnight trail at Fall Creek Falls.

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3
[Sep 07, 2005]
cartooned
Weekend Warrior

After a nice descent on the jeep trail you being a looong slow ascent which continues for over half of the 6 mile loop. Turns out you are riding up a ridge beside a gully which contains the second half of the loop. Once splitting off there's some nice fun descents, at least they would be if not for the downed trees all over (Well over a dozen, many of which require you to walk around them into the woods to get past). We could also tell it'd been a while since anyone had ridden the trail due to the dozens of spider webs we took in the face. If I were closer I'd get involved in helping maintain this park's trails and working to build some more, as this park has TONS of potential due to its incredible terrain and gorgeous gulches.

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3
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3
[Apr 21, 2004]
DirtZilla
Weekend Warrior

UPDATE. Trail is cleared of big stuff. Needs riding. The (small) creek crossing is a little hairy right now. A tree has blocked the shallower fording area. If you ride straight thru you'll get your hubs under. All double track, but grown over in places. Decent climb going in. Little climb after you cross the creek. RIDE IT! If it were 10 miles long, I'd rate it a 5.

Customer Service

Park at Newton Ford Picnic Area. Go back across Cane Creek bridge. Drop in to the left. Stay on double track.

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Get on the singletrack for the 13 mile Upper Loop!

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4
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3
[Feb 18, 2002]
Jim Lewis

Fun Trail !!! Set your gears for whatever degree of cardio you want and enjoy !! This is not a techno trail !! There is excellent woodland scenery and a really enjoyable workout awaiting !! Ride the loop a couple of times to add distance and intensity !! Fly if you wanna,but there is no real need !!! Watch the pine beetle damaged trees on high wind days,park personnel have dealt with many but ther are others !!!

Customer Service

Stop by park info center and get map or go to Fall Creek Falls State Park website and print one and follow the destructions !!!

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Look around you: Find or Help Create !!!!

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3
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[Feb 26, 2002]
Scott

As previous reviewer stated this is an old fire/logging road that the park has established as a mountain bike trail. It would be perfect for introducing a newbie to mt. biking as it is very rideable yet still has a couple of challenging climbs and nice woodland scenery. If you want a big mileage day combine this with upper loop.

Customer Service

Counter clock wise.

Similar Products Used:

Upper Loop, Piney Creek.

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3
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[Mar 22, 2003]
Wade

I just rode CR for the first time Thursday. The climb up is longer than anything on the Upper Loop and makes fun-and-not-too-scary DH run on the way out. So now I'm riding it for the climb and clearing out the trees/tree litter. Scott and I have been really working on the Upper Loop and NOBODY has picked up a stick on CR for sometime. By tomorrow it will be much more rideable. Beware ticks and chiggers and bears!

Customer Service

Chinquapin now has it's own little parking area just South of 284/Cane Creek. I'd still park at the Newton Ford Picnic Area and ride out on the Upper Loop trail, then stay on the double-track after crossing the wooden bridge. That'll take you up Chinquapin Ridge.

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13-miles singletrack connects to this trail--the Upper Loop/Overnight Trail. Piney Creek is closed for tornado damage.

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4
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[Jun 06, 2003]
Larry

Nice trail. Needs to be rode more often to keep the grass and brush on the trail beat down. Has some trees down and needs some limbs and weeds trimmed, but is passable. Be prepared for tick heaven. This is not a technical track but is good for endurance building, especially the first big hill climb.

Customer Service

See Fall Creek Falls park website

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3
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[Jul 09, 2003]
Brad

CR is a good work out, not technical but good for cardio. Agree with other reviewer that it needs to be ridden more to keep the grass beat down. Watch out for hidden logs under the grass, and there are several trees across the trail where you have to dismount to go under.
Over all good trail for anyone. i paln to go back and ride it again soon.

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