This is a mountain bike trail and a nature trail. All users should be aware of there surroundings and be respectful of other users.
Because of the twists and turns, a full loop around the Chehaw Trail is almost 10 miles long! You can access the trailhead near the BMX track where you'll see a large sign that read, "Mountain Bike Trailhead." There are also restroom facilities at the trailhead.
The Chehaw Trail (also a nature trail with markers) has one main orange loop marked by orange dots with auxiliary loops that come back to the main orange loop. The main loop is approximately 4 miles, but you can add on as many of the auxiliary loops (each loop is between .25 and 1 mile in length) as you'd like. Taking each loop gets yourself to 11.2 miles of smooth singletrack. The trail is marked with day glow yellow signs with black arrows that will guide you through the loop. The trail is marked to be runed in a counterclockwise manner. Follow the yellow dots for approx. 9 miles or the red dots for approx. 11 miles. There is also a beginner 1 mile green dot loop from the trailhead.
The trail starts heading east down a doubletrack and immediately turns left into singletrack. The trail is mostly smooth 12-15 inches of singletrack with a 4-6 foot corridor cut into the surrounding shrubbery. The northeast portion of the trail meanders through tall pine trees with grass areas that are maintained by controlled burns by the park manager. The trail has very little elevation change.
The northeast corner of the park meanders into the spooky trail with features that are popular with mountain bikers. As you approach the western portion of the park you head past the zoo and down the zoo fence line, which is very rooty. This leads you along the Muckalee Creek and into the more dense wooded area where the trail gets more loamy.
After traversing the Muckalee Creek, the trail brings you back out into a mile-long section of trail under tall pines where vegetation is managed by controlled burns. After that, it's back into a heavily wooded section with loamy dirt. You'll cross the park road near the ticket booth and head on back to the trailhead.