2,140 ft
Distance
228 ft
Climb
-102 ft
Descent
1,917 ft
High Point
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Chairlift Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tannery Knobs Bike Park
    Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Chairlift serves as the main climbing trail that you'll find yourself using as a number of trails feed into this one. You may be somewhat disappointed to find out that there is no actual chairlift to shuttle you to the top. While the trail is not an easy ride up, it is not difficult from a technical standpoint with virtually no rocks or roots to be found on your ascent. The trail was built specifically with climbing in mind and switches between harder and easier grades throughout the length of the trail to give you breaks as you pedal up to 'Hub C'. Once at the end of the trail, you can ride back to the Trailhead parking lot via Breakfast Club, session some big berms and tabletops on Baby Flow, or test your skills on some flow-gnar* on Cumberland Braaps.

Like all the trails at Tannery Knobs, you'll see trail qualifiers within the first one hundred yards of each trail. Trail qualifiers give riders a glimpse of what to expect on the respective trail so they know what you are getting yourself into from the start.

*What's flow-gnar? It's one of the 50 words for trail that mountain bikers may use to describe the trail tread. It essentially means a trail or section of the trail that has gnarly root and/or rock sections that can be flowed by or over by picking certain lines to maintain or increase momentum.

More Stats for Chairlift bike trail
  • Altitude change
    126 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,766 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,766 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,892 ft
  • Grade
    5.902%
  • Grade max
    -34.933%
  • Grade min
    42.033%
  • Distance climb
    1,416 ft
  • Distance down
    709 ft
  • Distance flat
    16 ft
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Chairlift Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 284 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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