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Herb Parsons Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (19)

Flowing singletrack through pine, cypress and hardwood forests. Smooth hard-packed trail surface.


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Map Key

9.7

Miles

15.7

KM

Singletrack

503' 153 m

High

400' 122 m

Low

774' 236 m

Up

792' 241 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Family Friendly Picnic areas with grills. Bathroom facilities are closed during the winter.

Description

The trail takes you around Herb Parsons Lake. Either direction is open though the predominate directions is CCW. The trail is relatively flat and the surface is hard-packed silt and clay. Please do not ride when wet.

The trail system winds through the woods, across creeks and past old homesteads. There are occasional log piles and plenty of rough roots to improve your handling skills. Some of the creek crossings will challenge beginners while more experienced riders will enjoy the small drops and tight turns. There are several loops as you work your way around the lake. You should take each of them.

The lake is managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. This is a no-wake fishing lake with boat ramp, small store and picnic areas. The trail is maintained by the local mountain bike community Mid-South Trails Association. The gates open 30 minutes before sunrise and close 30 minutes after sunset.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dennis Thatcher with improvements by Robert Hewitt

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 19 votes

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  4.0 from 19 votes
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Trail Rankings

#96

in Tennessee

#5,100

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Photos

One of the bridges
Aug 31, 2020 near Piperton, TN
Trail is well maintained. Most bridges are in this condition.
Aug 7, 2019 near Piperton, TN
Virgin snow.
Jul 22, 2019 near Piperton, TN
There's a few benches scattered around the trail.
Aug 31, 2020 near Piperton, TN
Pretty typical trail view. What's missing are the tree roots.
Aug 7, 2019 near Piperton, TN
Green trail is to the left.
Aug 31, 2020 near Piperton, TN

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Sep 22, 2020
Roger Ekstrom
7.6mi — 1h 05m
Aug 31, 2020
Stephen Norris
Rained twice while I was on the trail. Everything just slick. Not bad muddy. Couple of trees down. 5.9mi — 1h 15m
Aug 16, 2020
Wesley Russell
6mi
Jun 20, 2020
Kaleo Mullen
May 4, 2020
Private User
Apr 27, 2020
David Hill
Dec 21, 2019
Kaleo Mullen
Nov 10, 2019
Kaleo Mullen