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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.
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.