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A great 7.5 mile trail in Columbia.


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8.1

Miles

13.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

688' 210 m

High

551' 168 m

Low

517' 158 m

Up

505' 154 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Take the first left entering the park, then hard left again downhill (dirt road) to get to the main Mountain Bike parking field. Suggestion: If you are going to ride the River and Woodland Trail only, it is more convenient to park in the Boat Ramp parking lot. Instead of a hard left, continue on the paved road. The lot is on the right about 50 yards from the river.

Description

Chickasaw is suitable for all levels of Mountain Bike riders - from expert racers to 5-year-olds. Several sections of trail have been identified with the signs being constructed and installed through an Eagle Scout project. The trail is a 8.5-mile loop. If ridden in a clockwise direction from the trailhead at the MTB parking lot, the initial four miles are relatively flat and follow Knob Creek and the Duck River.

Upon entering the "Trail of Tears", the final four miles become very difficult, also known as "technical" among Mountain Bike enthusiasts. The course is designed with several entry/exit points so that a rider can pick the parts of the trail that suits him or her.

A weekend at Chickasaw will find racers training by doing multiple laps of the entire course or families with small children on their bikes riding the scenic River and Woodland Trail. Maps of the course are available at Columbia Cycling Club's sign located at the Mountain Bike parking field.

History & Background

In 1992, Bob Martin, Director of the Maury County Parks and Recreation, approached Columbia Cycling Club (CCC) members about his desire for them to build a Mountain Bike (MTB) and hiking trail at Chickasaw Trace County Park. The offer was gladly accepted and with dedicated work, we now have 8.5 miles of singletrack.

The park covers 300 acres and is located on the banks of the Duck River and a tributary, Knob Creek. The CCC is responsible for the maintenance of the trail and does so with the help of Adopt-A-Trail volunteers. Trail blazing equipment has been purchased through proceeds from various racing events hosted by the club at the park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Daniel Johnson with improvements by Brian Lindsey

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Photos

New feature - March 2020!
Mar 30, 2020 near Columbia, TN
That sweet jump!
Mar 27, 2019 near Columbia, TN
Log crossing obstacle
Mar 27, 2019 near Columbia, TN
Entrance to "Dirty D's Death Ditch".  I'm not sure where DDDD is located, so I just picked a likely location.
Nov 17, 2021 near Columbia, TN
Dropping into the Death Ditch
Aug 4, 2020 near Columbia, TN
Nice bridge on the Woodland Trail.
Jun 2, 2014 near Columbia, TN
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Aug 26, 2023
John Shamblin
Great trail system. Clearly marked. Love the Roller Coaster. 14.8mi — 1h 44m
Dec 9, 2021
Nt Rider
awesome trail. do this again
Jul 18, 2021
David MaGuirk
Apr 16, 2021
J. Rodrigo Llobet
First time. Great trail. Keep your wits, some narrow technical sections all throughout. But lots of fun
Nov 20, 2020
Glen Thomas
Awesome little trail network. Good mixture of XC flow and nicely-built features. Can bang out a couple hot laps in a couple hours no problem.
Aug 25, 2020
Cameron Nowell
So worth the drive! Great singletrack and extremely well marked. I'll definitely be coming back. — 1h 01m
Jun 14, 2020
Rusty Ware
Great day to ride. Dry trail, low humidity. 8.3mi — 1h 43m
Feb 17, 2020
Andrew Drury
Little Muddy 8.5mi — 2h 42m
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