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Raccoon Mountain Live Wire 1 Trail

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Reservoir: Nickajack
Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 1.8 miles
Coordinates: 35.045686, -85.415403

  • Biking
  • Hiking

This mountain bike trail is not for the unexperienced. It is fast and flowy with a few sharp curves. When combined with Live Wire 2 it becomes one of the longest continuous downhill runs in the region (or uphill climbs, depending on which direction you are traveling). Trail is accessed from the Switch Yard parking lot.

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