ElevationAscent: 1,648' 502 m
Descent: -1,637' -499 m
High: 2,471' 753 m
Low: 1,261' 384 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)
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“A run that is just a mixed bag of all types of terrain (gravel, dirt road, singletrack) with great views along the way.”— Brandon Thrower
From here, the challenge includes running up FS 982 to FS 4099. From FS 982 turn right onto Little Chestnut Mountain Road (FS 4099) and follow it to Holly Springs Trail #273. Take this trail on your right (blue-blazed) and follow it back to the car.
The first section of the Holly Springs Trail #273 is along the ridgeline and is steep, technical, and has started to get a bit rutted out. This is tough going for sure. During this section, you'll encounter the infamous sinkhole, which is basically a 20 ft deep, 6 ft wide hole right in the middle of the trail. After the sinkhole, the trail continues down the ridge and gets very rutted out before popping you out on a sweet section of trail that will wind you around a deep cove back down to Upper Creek and FS 982.
Along the way, you'll enjoy countless views, steep slopes, and awesome trails!
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