Herb Parsons Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 774' 236 m
Descent: -792' -241 m
High: 503' 153 m
Low: 400' 122 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
Popular rides nearby
Wolf River Trails (WRT)
12.8 mi 20.7 km • Loop • 529 ft Ascent 161.17 m Ascent
9.2 mi 14.7 km • Loop • 709 ft Ascent 216.13 m Ascent
Big River Trail: River View Trail/Dacus Lake Road Loop
6.1 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 97 ft Ascent 29.55 m Ascent
“Flowing singletrack through pine, cypress and hardwood forests. Smooth hard-packed trail surface.”— Dennis Thatcher
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
Family Friendly Picnic areas with grills. Bathroom facilities are closed during the winter.
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.