Muddy Hollow to Blue Trail - Trail, Johnson City, Tennessee

Muddy Hollow to Blue Trail - Trail, Johnson City, Tennessee

DESCRIPTION

Muddy Hollow starts on the side of the parking lot fartherest away from where you entered. The trail starts with 100 yards of roots and then makes its way to a gradual downhill. After a woop-dee-woop, you will cross the gas line, head down and cross the creek. After the creek the trail will climb gradually for the next 15 minutes--then it will climb more severely for the next 20 minutes. A short and fast downhill follows, but you still have to climb a little more. You will pass through two open areas and then over a log. TURN RIGHT at the gas line. You will climb for about 100 yards and then STOP. Do not go down the gas line. TURN LEFT, through the woods for 200 yards. Then you will reach the Blue trail. There are blue blazes on the trees. TURN RIGHT. Follow the blue blazes for an incredible downhill (mostly, some short climbs) all the way back to the parking lot. Note: A logging road was cut across the blue trail, so you will have to turn right on the logging road, go 100 yards, then turn left back on to the Blue Trail. Go straight instead of left over the two woop-dee-woops for an incredible overlook. After you're done being amazed, turn around go right immediately after the two woop-dee-woops to be back on the blue trail.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 26, 2006]
samiller71
Cross Country Rider

Good moderately technical workout as you climb up to the ridgeline that offers fantastic views of the top of Buffalo Mtn, Cherokee Mtn, Johnson City, and Beauty Spot. The downhill on the orange/blue ATV trail is a blast..steep in some areas, technical in just a few spots, can get VERY fast if you dare. If you endo, there likely will be an ATV rider come by in due time to drag what's left of you off the mtn. ;)

Customer Service

As described by the poster.

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Head down I-26 into NC and ride the trails of Colemans Boundary in Barnardsville. Downhills there will make the very best rider endo.

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[Oct 16, 1998]
Eric Iversen

A great ride that ends with an extremely technical and fast downhill. It gets very muddy after rains and most of the spring. If you're feeling really strong, ride it in reverse. Head up the Blue Trail which starts at the pay box. Once up top, feel feel free to explore the logging roads, just remeber how to find your way back.

Customer Service

As described above.

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You can ride all of Blue Trail, or even start by going up the fire road. which starts two miles past the trailhead on Dry Creek Road. Also ride The Other Side. You can also ride Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport.

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5
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[Oct 25, 1998]
James Ishee

As mentioned previously, this really is probably the best trail (network of trails, really) in the upper East Tennessee area. Typical east coast stuff, with plenty of the three R's (roots, rocks, and ruts) with a healthy dose of mud in the winter/spring to make things interesting. I don't mean to indicate that it's ultra-technical, just a really great mix of everything
for the average rider like myself. The only negative I can think of is that parts of the trail get a fair amount of motorcross traffic, but those guys are usually really cool to the cyclists, so it's not a big problem.

Customer Service

Go anywhere! That's what makes this trail so nice: there are just a bunch of possible routes and nifty side trails. My technical downhill skills aren't great so I tend to like to ride up the technical side and go down the smoother, more level downhill.

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Still's Creek (can't remember where it is offhand) is another fun trail and has a couple of sections that are

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5
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[Jan 31, 1999]

great trail...long way up/long way down climb..comming back down blue is a blast(long, fast, rocky)...first trail i ever rode...still my favorite... locals fuss about it..we just don't know how good we got it... good at night too...

Customer Service

as above...up the holler...take a left when it connects with blue to get to the fire tower..great ridin up top

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look across the street

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5
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[Jul 11, 1999]

Go down the blue trail after a hard rain. You'll spend all day cleaning your bike but man is it worth it. Watch out for the motorcyclists and the hunters!

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Bays Mountain is fast and smooth. Watch out for the wild turkeys!

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3
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[Sep 21, 1999]
Rob

For an extra back-breaking workout climb the trail the opposite way. Incredible technical training and people think your crazy. At the top you can either turn around and come right back down or finish the backwards loop.

Customer Service

Same as first mentioned

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5
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[Jan 22, 2000]
Brian

For an even greater rush, ride the trail at night, (actually, I've never ridden it in the day yet)

Customer Service

Same as above

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Buffalo Mtn has literally dozens of trails to endo on:)

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5
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[Jul 23, 2000]
Cadel

Nice trail for local begginers wanting to pick up early experience. Nice for a Sunday ride too...

Customer Service

same as others recommended

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3
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[Jun 26, 2001]
Nathan

If there were an ideal training ground for a pro MTN. biker this would be it. This is Easst Coast riding at its best. Here you'll find Roots, Rocks, Mud, anything you can handle. And lots of things you cant. Some of the uphills are a little hard. Try the Root I suggested but be careful and have some good brakes. Make sure you can clip out of your pedals easily. You'll bail out at least twice. Do not listen to the punk that said this is for begginers, there are a lot of technical things to beware of here. If you live around it there is no excuse not to be riding here.

Customer Service

Ride all the way to the top. Come out where you are in between 2 impossible Downhills, take the hardest slope. Carry your bike and then get on the small trail on the right marked with Red paint on the trees. Its an ATV trail

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Go to Dennis Cove in Hampton, TN and just find something to do?

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4
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[Jul 05, 2001]
JB

I love the awesome downhills this area has to offer. I always look forward to feeling the burn in my thighs because the downhills are so worth it. One thing though, be prepared to get WAY over your back seat in some areas and use only the rear break. There's one particular area that I've heard called "The Chute" that's pretty steep and very long. Watch out for leaves in the winter/spring months. They cover some hidden rocks. There's also a cool technical rock garden on one other trail. My hands actually hurt/ache, from gripping the bar/breaks after I ride this area. It's just so different from the sweet singletrack I've been riding on for the last couple of years. I've ridden here once at night (last year)and there was about 4 inches of snow on the ground. What an experience...it was great!

Customer Service

From Erwin, take Hwy. 107 towards Jonesborough. Follow the brown ATV signs and that will get you there. Be careful of leaving anything of value in your car if you park in the paved lot.

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Any and all trails in the Buffalo Mtn. area.

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