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Herb Parsons Lake Trail

Intermediate

Trail

9.7 mile 15.7 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 774' 236 m
Descent: -792' -241 m
High: 503' 153 m
Low: 400' 122 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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

Dennis Thatcher

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

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.

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Check-Ins

May 4, 2020
Forrest Edwards
First ride at Herb on green trails 6mi — 0h 53m
Apr 27, 2020
David Hill
Dec 21, 2019
Kaleo Mullen
Nov 10, 2019
Kaleo Mullen
Oct 5, 2019
Kaleo Mullen
Sep 10, 2019
Ian Anderson
Fun and fast twisty trail. Not a whole lot of challenges but very fast and pretty well marked 15.1mi — 1h 39m
Sep 2, 2019
Casey Hilton
Aug 23, 2019
Wil Alan
Red trail with occasional yellow sections. 8mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 14 votes

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  4.0 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#116

in Tennessee

#5,155

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Trail is well maintained. Most bridges are in this condition.
Aug 7, 2019 near Piperton, TN
Virgin snow.
Jul 22, 2019 near Piperton, TN
Pretty typical trail view. What's missing are the tree roots.
Aug 7, 2019 near Piperton, TN
Great day on the trail.
May 8, 2018 near Piperton, TN

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