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Round Knob Loops

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 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A challenging ride through a beautiful part of the Cherokee National Forest.


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19.8

Miles

31.8

KM

50%

Singletrack

3,159' 963 m

High

1,577' 481 m

Low

3,245' 989 m

Up

3,179' 969 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Overview

Round Knob picnic area is an old CCC recreation area. There is a nice pavilion and a vault toilet at the top. There are great views of the valley below on the climb up. This area is little used by mountain bikers so you are not likely to see many people on the trails.

Need to Know

This is a warm weather ride due to the many creek crossings.

Description

Park at the small pull-off on the corner of Greystone Rd and Walters Rd. If you can't manage a shuttle, you'll have to climb Round Knob Road twice. To set a shuttle, drop a vehicle at the small pull-off on Greystone Rd, then drive up Round Knob Road and park at the picnic area and begin your ride from there.

If no shuttle, then park at the pull-off and ride up Walters Rd then turn left on Round Knob Road. At the top of Round Knob, take a right on Davis Creek Trail #19. Descend Davis Creek then turn right on Shelton Mission Rd. Follow Shelton Mission then turn right on Greystone Rd, then turn right on Round Knob Road and make the climb again to the top.

At the top, take a left on Cowbell Hollow #24. Descend to Jennings Creek Trail #21. Follow Jennings Creek to Old Forge Road, then turn left on Doctors Ridge Trail #194. Follow this trail back to Greystone Rd and your vehicle. There are many creek crossings on this entire route so plan accordingly.

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Shared By:

Sean Wiggins

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Picnic shelter on Round Knob.
Nov 19, 2018 near Flag Pond, TN
Crossing another creek.
Jan 18, 2015 near Tusculum, TN
FS#21 Jennings Creek.
Oct 4, 2016 near Tusculum, TN
Small falls in Davis Creek.
Nov 19, 2018 near Flag Pond, TN
Fire ring off Old Forge Road.
Oct 4, 2016 near Tusculum, TN
Trail-head at top.
Jan 18, 2015 near Tusculum, TN

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