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Orange Loop - Bald Knob

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 86' 26 m
Descent: -87' -27 m
High: 580' 177 m
Low: 531' 162 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Hoopty MTB

A loop around Bald Knob with an overlook of J. Percy Priest Lake/Reservoir.

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Family Friendly Only one of a few locations in Tennessee for multiple varieties of wildflowers and cedar glades.

Park open from 7 a.m. CST to dusk; TN State Park rules apply; hikers/runners yield right-of-way to MTB; trail is clockwise only for MTB, bi-directional for hiking/running; do not ride trails when wet; ride through mud, not around. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

Hikers and runners yield right-of-way to MTB. Abundant wildflowers and cedar glades.

Description

1.4 miles of singletrack with sustained climbs and mixed grade reversals and descents. Expect intermediate challenges like rock gardens, roots, and tight tree-lined curves.

Bald Knob is the highest point in Long Hunter State Park with an overlook of J. Percy Priest Lake/Reservoir. The trail is signed for with distance markers of the loop. The clockwise direction is for MTB while bidirectional for hikers and runners.

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ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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This section of the Jones Mill Trail travels above the lake. If you'd like a break, it's not too hard to walk down to the shore.
Jun 22, 2017 near Rural Hill, TN
Crossing beneath Bald Knob.
Jun 22, 2017 near Rural Hill, TN

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