We will meet in the parking lot at the new paved trail entrance to Haw Ridge at 6:00 pm. You will need a helmet, a water bottle or a Camel back, a light snack, and a headlamp or a bike light sunset is at 7:42 pm. Bike tools and an extra bike tube are always a good thing to have just in case. You do not want to walk your bike back to the car with a flat tire.
We will bike a between 4-6 miles of the trail.
***You will need a mountain bike for this trail because of the terrain***
About Haw Ridge:
Cramming 20 miles of trails into a 600-acre peninsula on the Clinch River, Haw Ridge Park is one of the more popular trail systems in the Knoxville area. Despite its popularity, the variety of ride options within the park keep it from ever feeling crowded. This 8-mile loop keeps the contour crossing to a minimum; there are some significant ups and downs, but it's fairly flat in general and appropriate for everyone but complete novices.
From the trailhead, the route crosses the entry bridge and begins a clockwise loop on the outer ring of trails, essentially following the shoreline of Melton Hill Lake. Hopping from one shoreline trail to another throughout the ride (keep your eyes open for various junctions), the route winds along rocky and rooty, bench-cut singletrack, offering only brief hill challenges. Along the way, keep an eye out for owls, deer, foxes, and even the occasional coyote.
How to get to the trail head:
TO TRAIL HEAD: Take I-40 W to exit 376 and head north on TN 62/Pellissippi Pkwy. In 6.5 miles, bear left to continue on TN 62/Oak Ridge Hwy. Go 1.3 miles and take the exit for Edgemoor Rd./TN 170. Continue 0.9 mile to trail head parking on right.t is time to hit the mountain bike trail!
cut single track, offering only brief hill challenges. Along the way, keep an eye out for owls, deer, foxes, and even the occasional coyote.
-Mapped by Randy Conner, Appalachian Mountain Bike Club