11.9 miles
Distance
1,848 ft
Climb
-1,661 ft
Descent
01:55:57
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    John's Mountain
    Dalton, Georgia
  • Ref Number
    S-25
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39943 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

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Pinhoti Trail - The Snake is a 12 mile popular black diamond singletrack trail located near Dalton Georgia. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. On average it takes 1 hour55 minutes to complete this trail.

Disclaimer

Horses not permitted on the Pinhoti Trail north of the Hurricane Creek Trail junction to Dug Gap

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More Stats for Pinhoti Trail - The Snake bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    187 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,130 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,130 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,316 ft
  • Grade
    0.3%
  • Grade max
    -48.8%
  • Grade min
    34.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:55:57
  • Avg reverse time
    04:21:33
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on Feb 12, 2022
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      Feb 12, 2022 @ 5:01am
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      Dec 19, 2020 @ 8:00am
      Dec 19, 2020
      Cleared this 12/20/20
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 5:07am
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      Jan 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Trail is in stellar condition currently
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Jbyrd300norma (Oct 2, 2018 at 2:00)
       9 /- trees across trail(mostly trunk section) chainsaw/horse to skid would be optimal
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      • + 1
      Warrewp (Apr 12, 2020 at 7:40)
       We took two cars, parked one on the north side at the Dug Gap Trailhead, then parked the other and started from the south side at the Pinhoti Trail parking area. The first half had some brutal climbs but it's mostly blue territory. You'll go downhill on some really nice stuff that isn't too technical and eventually cross Swamp Creek several times (this was a lot of fun). Then you'll climb again, finally going downhill on some good flow sections. You'll hit a gravel road with a huge round-about, this is the point where I would turn back if you're just doing an out and back. You climb the gravel road for a very short jaunt, then turn onto the single track again. This next half is tons of rocky ridge lines, and eventually some rocky downhill. You'll have to climb some very technical rock sections to get all the way to Dug Gap. I would say the last half felt advanced for me, not intermediate/beginner friendly. If I do it again, I'll either go north to south so I can go down all the technical rock gardens (instead of hiking my bike up many of them); or I'd do an out and back from the south side and turn around at the gravel road section.
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      • + 1
      EricLelandMason (Apr 21, 2020 at 18:55)
       This trail is fun and also pretty damn tough. Make sure you are in great shape and are used to long bouts of technical rock gardens (descents and climbs) especially toward the end if you travel south to north. When I return I would like to go north to south or start from the south and turn around at the midway point. But man it was an adventure for sure!
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