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Urban Wilderness Advanced Loop CW

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A modified Urban Wilderness South Loop that includes some of the most technical terrain South Knoxville has to offer.


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Map Key

23.0

Miles

37.1

KM

90%

Singletrack

1,207' 368 m

High

841' 256 m

Low

2,151' 656 m

Up

2,152' 656 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Overview

This route is intended for the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club's Fall Festival advanced level group ride.

Need to Know

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club's Fall Festival takes place yearly on the first weekend of November at Baker Creek Preserve in Knoxville, Tennessee.

ambcknox.org/fallfestival/

Description

This ride starts in the Baker Creek Preserve parking lot and starts with a climb on Redbud Crest after a short stint on Sycamore Loop. At the top of Redbud Crest continue climbing on Toll Road until you reach the start of Party In The Woods. Enjoy the highlight of the #YearRoundGetDown and take a left when you reach the end at the intersection with Victor Ashe and the bottom of Ripcord. Take a left on Toll Road and continue about 0.1 mile until you exit Marie Myers Park and cross Sevierville Pike to Southside Drive.

Take a left on Turnbuckle shortly after crossing Sevierville Pike and continue to the first intersection with Burnett Ridge Trail. Take a right at the intersection and continue down Turnbuckle. After slightly less than half a mile keep right at the intersection with Imeries and continue on Turnbuckle until it ends at the intersection with Flow. Take a left on Flow and cross the fire road and enjoy the mile of rocky bermed fun until you reach the end at parking lot of Mead's Quarry. Continue through the parking lot and cross over Island Home Pike and take a right on Will Skelton Greenway. Stay on the greenway when it turns left and runs parallel with McClure Lane, then continue straight on McClure Lane at the intersection of West Perimeter where the greenway turns left into the woods. Once you get to the automobile gate at the start of Wyatt Way, go around it and continue on for about a mile until the trail ends at another intersection with Will Skelton Greenway.

Take a right on the greenway and take the left option on Whaley Trail where the greenway ends at the intersection with Wild Briar. Stay on Whaley Trail for a little over two miles until you reach the intersection of West Perimeter in the trailhead parking lot off of Burnett Creek Road. Turn left on Burnett Creek Road and continue on for about a mile and look for an "Armadillo Crossing" sign that marks the start of Far East. Far East is built on a public easement on private land and it crosses through two gates before it terminates at the intersection with Transfarm. Make sure to close the gates behind you as you pass.

Turn left on Transfarm and the end of Far East and continue on Transfarm for slightly less than two miles until you reach the downhill options of Creek Loop. Take a right on Creek Loop then a right on Chainring and after a tenth of a mile take a left on MCR - connector with pump track qualities. After 1/3 mile on MCR take a right on Chainring and after 1/4 mile take a right on AC DC.

Ride the entirety of AC DC for about 3 miles and take a left on Chainring when AC DC ends. After 1/3 of a mile take right at the start of the Chainring loop then take a left on Lost Chromosome shortly after. Stay on Lost Chromosome for about a mile until it ends in the Anderson School parking lot. Take a right out of the parking lot and continue straight on Centeroak Drive. Cross over Seiverville Pike and then take a right at the next intersection with Redwood Road. At the end of Redwood Road, travel up the gravel driveway and enter William Hastie Natural Area on Redwood trail.

Stay on Redwood for a 1/3 mile and take a left at the intersection with A, E, I, O & U. Enjoy the unique rocks slabs on A, E, I, O & U then take a left on Jacob's Run after close to half a mile. After a short stint on Jacob's Run, take a right on Margaret then an immediate left on Hard Labor. Take a right then a left onto Margaret at the end of Hard Labor then another quick left on the start of Shadow Run. At the end of Shadow Run, take a left on Marge McClean then take a right on View Park Dr then a quick left on Toll Road Connector to enter Marie Myers Park.

Take a left on Toll Road at the end of Toll Road Connector and climb up to the intersection of Redbud Crest. Take Redbud Crest to the start of Barn Burner (Downhill). At the end of Barn Burner (Downhill) take a right on Sycamore Loop and take it back to the Baker Creek parking lot to conclude the ride.

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Vinnie Connors

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Riding barn burner during the 2017 AMBC fall festival.
Dec 4, 2017 near Knoxville, TN
Jen making her way up Red Bud Crest switchbacks into Knoxville's dense Urban Wilderness.
Sep 21, 2017 near Knoxville, TN
The Marie Myers section
Dec 1, 2012 near Knoxville, TN
Best session spot around.
Jun 5, 2019 near Knoxville, TN
First time I have ever seen one of these little libraries along side a MTB trail, but hey- why not?
Nov 21, 2016 near Knoxville, TN
Jen and endless sunflowers.
Sep 18, 2019 near Knoxville, TN

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