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Horse Creek Loop

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 2.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Dirt road, singletrack, rivers, trees, climb and fun!


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6.8

Miles

11.0

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Singletrack

2,703' 824 m

High

1,798' 548 m

Low

1,045' 319 m

Up

1,045' 319 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

114%

Max Grade (49°)

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Overview

This wooded route is great for riders hoping for a little bit of everything! From easy, rolling singletrack to steep, treed climbs, this route has it all!

Description

Start at horse creek parking lot. Take the dirt road, Old Forge Road, up to Old Forge for about 2.5 miles. From here take Jennings Creek Trail (21) up for about 0.75 miles. Pretty flat singletrack, many river crossings. Then make a left turn onto Poplar Cove Trail (22). Very steep, very narrow, many trees and obstacles. I had to push for a while. After about 0.7 miles you are on top. Descent rocky, but fun. Turn left twice. Now you'll be on a washed out Horse Creek Jeeping Trail bringing you back down to the Horse creek parking lot. Again here many creeks to cross, guaranteeing for wet feet.

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Shared By:

laura rosenb with improvements by Andrew Harrod

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  2.0 from 2 votes

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#3,547

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The turn, heading east, for the pictured Pete's Branch Falls.
Oct 4, 2016 near Tusculum, TN
Horse Creek.
Oct 4, 2016 near Tusculum, TN
Crossing another creek.
Jan 18, 2015 near Tusculum, TN
FS#21 Jennings Creek.
Oct 4, 2016 near Tusculum, TN
Fire ring off Old Forge Road.
Oct 4, 2016 near Tusculum, TN
At Old Forge
Jan 18, 2015 near Tusculum, TN

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Jul 28, 2020
Andrew Harrod
The poplar cove trail is in very poor condition for biking. Be prepared to carry bike much of the way and wear pants - stinging nettle no bueno 7.6mi — 2h 30m
Sep 30, 2017
Jennie Smith
Tough course, incline is unreal but very fun
Sep 19, 2017
Allen McMillen