MTB Project Logo

A newly added trail that is an alternative DH exit to Forest Lane.


Your Rating: Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add To-Do · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Singletrack

1,158' 353 m

High

927' 282 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

231' 71 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Bauxite now has two ways in and two ways out. The newly added (October 2016) Mindbender is steeper and more technical than the existing Forest Lane thus making it an obvious choice to take Forest Lane up, if parking at the cemetery, and Mindbender down.

Another obvious benefit is that when descending at over 25 MPH, it's best not to be on a two-way singletrack trail. The fork at the trailhead is a great way to separate that traffic and the natural terrain dictates that Forest Lane is the easier path up while Mindbender is the more entertaining way down.

Mindbender is a twisty trail with switchbacks, jumps, pumps and a small but intense jump at the bottom. There are short, straight sections where you can gain some appreciable speed in just a couple dozen feet. When ridden as intended, it's a challenging thrill ride that is one of the harder trails in a system that is at its hardest, easy-intermediate.

So you know, I have ridden Mindbender against the grain and it is a harder climb than Forest Lane and all of the trail features are meaningless as you grind up and over the jumps and pump areas and through the switchbacks.

Consistent with the Biology Trail, Friends of White Oak Mountain keep making their trails better and better at every opportunity.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kennard Yamada

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#6795

Overall
  4.8 from 4 votes
5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#133

in Tennessee

#6,795

Overall
1 Views Last Month
251 Since Oct 10, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
33%
67%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

The parking lot next to the cemetery.
Sep 5, 2016 near College…, TN
Exiting the trailhead next to the wooden fence.
Sep 5, 2016 near College…, TN
Bauxite Ridge has change the direction of the trails. This is the most recent signage.
Apr 15, 2018 near College…, TN

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Unknown
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 14, 2019
David Jonas
Welcome

Join the Community

Create your FREE account today!
Already have an account? Login to close this notice.

Get Started