Flat Creek Loop #165B
ElevationAscent: 880' 268 m
Descent: -705' -215 m
High: 2,697' 822 m
Low: 2,010' 613 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
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“A surprisingly easy climb leads to an awesome singletrack with lots of creek crossings.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
In the counter-clockwise direction then you've got the narrow singletrack with the roots and rocks to keep an eye out for on the way down. It's a two-mile trip with 800 ft of nearly continuous descent and you'll encounter a half dozen or so unnamed creek crossings along the way. An intermediate runner should be able to run all the way down without much trouble.
The only downside to this trail is that once you reach the bottom, you've got about 400 ft of climbing to get out of Flat Creek Valley and back to your car.
The whole trail is heavily forested, so you won't have any sweeping views, but on the other hand, you've got some protection from the sun.
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Land Manager: USFS - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest