Pinhoti 3 Loop

Ellijay

A short, twisty singletrack descent beginning at a beautiful vista.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
15 km
Ascent
469 m
Descent
469 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
440 m
High Point
731 m
Gradient
Pinhoti 3 Loop Map

Pinhoti 3, or P3 for short, is a sweet little stretch of singletrack dropping from the highway down to Mulberry Gap Road. A gorgeous vista point crowns the top of the route, with stunning views of the Cohutta Mountains.

Description

The singletrack drops quickly down from the view point on tight, twisty, narrow singletrack. The trail is filled with tight switchbacks and narrow corners, but advanced riders who make the effort can still get some flow going and rail down the descent relatively quickly.

One short climb up and over a ridge in the middle of the trail breaks up the downhill flow, but it’s over quite quickly.

While some riders choose to shuttle this trail, the singletrack is quite short and isn’t really worth a shuttle. While it can be ridden as an out-and-back with some effort, choosing to loop this trail with the pavement is usually the best choice.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Flow
  • Road sections
  • Roots

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