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Black Forest Mountain Bike Trail

 4.5 (13)

1.7 Miles 2.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

98' 30 m

Ascent

-77' -24 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

1,010' 308 m

High

922' 281 m

Low

Shared By Zack Butler

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A fun but easy ride just minutes away from downtown Chattanooga.

Zack Butler

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Description

The Black Forest Mountain Bike Trail is the easiest of the three mountain bike trails at Enterprise South Nature Park in Chattanooga. It can be accessed from Pedestrian/Bicycle Trailhead #1 (on Poe Run Road) or from the ADA Trailhead (on the Still Hollow Loop Road). Both ways will require you to ride on two-way connectors (mapped as part of the trail) from the trailhead.

If you're coming from Pedestrian/Bicycle Trailhead #1, take the trail from the south side of the parking area. The connector is about 0.3 miles long and dumps you out near a now-defunct explosives magazine. Keep right to avoid fighting traffic on the trail. The trail winds and rolls along the ridge and has a few climbs but nothing lung-busting. After the first mile, the trail has a sharp turn to the left and comes within view of the Still Hollow Loop Road.

It then continues in much the same way as before for about another mile until you come to a fork in the trail. The right fork is the connector to the ADA Trail and the TNT Mountain Bike Trail. Take the connector if you want to continue your ride onto the TNT Mountain Bike Trail or if you want to ride on the paved ADA Trail. The connector is about 0.2 mile. Otherwise, continue 0.15 mile on the main Black Forest Trail back to the explosives magazine and the connector back to Pedestrian/Bicycle Trailhead #1.

If you're starting at the ADA Trailhead, the Black Forest Trail connector will be on the left when taking the ADA Trail from the trailhead. You'll want to keep right at the intersection with the main trail to avoid impeding the flow of traffic.

Enterprise South Nature Park is situated on 2,800 wooded acres that were previously a part of the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant property. The propertys heritage has been preserved in the concrete magazines used to store explosives during the days TNT was manufactured on the property. The Park offers miles of walking paths, bicycle paths and off-road biking trails. There are areas for picnics and a small lake that attracts deer, turkeys and other park inhabitants giving visitors an opportunity to view the animals in a natural setting.

Access to the Park is from Interstate 75 via the Volkswagen Drive exit or from Bonny Oaks Drive via Volkswagen Drive.

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Sep 30, 2018
Jay Dee
Sep 3, 2018
Nathaniel Mischke
NM&KM 3rd trail. 1.7mi
Sep 3, 2018
Connor Woodruff
Aug 7, 2018
Phil K.
Apr 2, 2018
Tom Vail
All clear
Feb 27, 2018
Keith Noyes
Fast and flowy liked it so much I rode it three times back to back. 9.9mi — 1h 47m
Aug 26, 2017
Airin Harris
Sep 9, 2016
Blake Sweeney

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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