Lone Mountain - TRAIL

Lone Mountain - Trail, Harriman to the south/Wartburg to the north, Tennessee

Horse trail open to bikes. Fairly wide most places. UP AND DOWN, stream crossings, remote.

User Reviews (14)

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dsain   [Nov 15, 2007]
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Fool's Gold   Cross Country Rider [Sep 15, 2005]

Though not really single track (rangers on quads clear logs and such)-this trail network is a real stomper. Not entirely technical, it's wicked steep in places and off camber s/b's will keep you on the toes. Lots of spiderwebs across the trail and occasional horses, keep your eyes peeled. Also, often some gun toters on the back side of the mountain, either huntin, guardin a crop or a lab. Be friendly and they'll mutter something but won't get in your biz.... Be ready for beefy climbs and ripper downhill.

Customer Service

From Ranger station, climb 2.1 miles. Head left to another 2 mi. to coyote point. Go past rankin sping (rank water, don't' drink) a 1/2 mile to the SW ridge fork. From that fork Coyote Pt. is .1 mile, killer view and picnic table. Head back to the SW ridge. From here the downhill shoots you like a cannon for a mile. I prefer to follow SW ridge (stay left all the way) as there are killer rollers and small rock gardens/creek near the end. Hook right on gravel road for a usually hot grind back to a silver metal gate on your right. Hit the Longest Mile (2.7mi) to reach the earlier fork and scream back down to the Ranger station. This is about 11 miles and you can add more trail time by doing Carl Black/Twister Pass if you've got the guns. Take extra water. This trail will throw it at ya. Inter/Advanced suggested. If you are puking at the 2.1 mark, you can follow the Longest Mile down, trun right at gravel road at bottom and that will eventually take you to Ranger Station on gravel/paved roads.

Similar Products Used: The sign off highway is hard to spot, it's virtually across from a gas station (Exxon iirc). If you are coming from Harriman and get to Wartburg, flip a ***** and keep an eye out for yellow/green sign now on right.
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5
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gtoericb   Cross Country Rider [Nov 27, 2004]

I have ridden and raced at Lone Mountain several dozen times and have found it's my favorite place to ride in TN. It has everything...steep uphills, fast downhills, switchbacks, banked turns, water crossings, rolling sections, and technical rocky sections. I prefer to go up Longest Mile and then back down Sawmill so I can hit the switchbacks and a couple banked turns. It's approximately a 9 mile loop. Both trails intersect at the top of the mountain and from there it's a short ride out to Coyote Point for a good view. Watch out for horses.

Customer Service

As described in the review by Julian Tufano. Easy to get lost being so remote.

Similar Products Used: Frozen Head for a 7-mile climb, Windrock for DH, Haw Ridge, Northridge trail in Oak Ridge, Concord Park in Farragut, Norris State Park
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5
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4
Wade   [May 16, 1999]

This is a training ride for racers and advanced/expert riders. Do NOT take beginners out here or go alone. Take tools and water. The very long climbs lead to serious downhills. Not extremely techincal, but very, very strenuous. FS will be rewarded on the DH, but you won't enjoy pushing it up the hills.

Customer Service

Ride out to Coyote Point and then do the Longest Mile to get 11 miles.

Similar Products Used: Frozen Head is very close by, but I haven't ridden it. Locals who race the 24 Hours of Canaan train at Lone Mtn.
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Matt Wheeler   [Oct 19, 1999]

Excellent trails for most skill levels. This was the first place I took my mom riding, and she loved it. Its also got trails that still challenge me. Lots of good downhills with waterbars to jump. Be sure to watch out for other bikers though, it can get a little crowded at times.

Customer Service

All the trials are good. Just be sure to ride at your skill level.

Similar Products Used: Haw Ridge
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4
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goat   [Feb 24, 2000]

This trail is for serious riders and whatever you do don't bring your Mom or wife beacause they will hate you before the first 30 min pass. It has brutal climbs that are great for training and downhills that would stoke Lopes.

Customer Service

longest mile to overlook, down the babyheads, onto the road and hit the single track back to the car.

Similar Products Used: Norris, Big South Fork.
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chet   [Jun 28, 2000]

my mom loves this trail, too. she loves it so much she wouldn't let me tell people where it is. she beats me to the top, and after catching the view, she barrelasses down the back trail. i bet my mom would beat your mom.

Customer Service

take some local roads to lone mountain state park or you could take your mom to third creek

Similar Products Used: third creek
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Kenny G.   [Aug 15, 2000]

I went here for a race and was really impressed! The course started out on wide rock roads through a few small ups and downs, then the fun began... with some blazing fast downhill that is only rough in a few sections. Once you get towards the bottom you encounter several stream crossings which aren't bad at all to cross. We had to do a "long loop" and a "short loop" (they may have routed things special for the race that day) and the long loop has a brutal climb! It is worth it, because once you are up it (by Coyote Point-killer view!) you are set. More downhilling action is just around the bend and a few small hills away. The course is not very tight and technical, and when you're going ultra fast you don't want it to be! On the "short loop" (where we went straight instead of a hanging a left after the first section of downhill) it is a bit rocky and definitely more rough (but ridable) than the other parts of the park. After that it was mostly a gradual uphill that just works the way back up to the top.

My highlight of the race was trying to make a pass on the roughest part of the downhill, getting the bars tangled up with one of my friends, and crashing HARD into a tree so badly that I cracked my helmet! Didn't notice I'd lost my water bottles in the wreck until later at the BIG climb... bring water unless you think you are going to find something just laying there!

Customer Service

The directions provided here got us there no problem!

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G money   [Jan 12, 2001]

This is my favorite ride around because it is hard enough that the weekenders will never be there. Recently I rode all of the Longest Mile in about 4 inches of snow!

Customer Service

The best way is the figure-8 loop of death: park at the back (longest mile/carl black intersection) and start by going up the longest mile to Coyote point. Then down the back, up Carl Black, across Saw Mill, up to Coyote Point, then down the Longest mile to the car. And if that is not enough, start at the ranger station instead!!

Similar Products Used: Windrock, Windrock, Windrock
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Matrix   [Apr 02, 2001]

push your dh or ? bike up that longest mile then finally get to Coyote point..Then the cool downhill is pretty long...I liked it..But need a gps to find the place ?remote

Customer Service

?? have no idea how i got there ?

Similar Products Used: Norris ?
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