I C King Park - Trail, Knoxville, Tennessee

I C King Park - Trail, Knoxville, Tennessee

DESCRIPTION

a short but fun trail system consisting of three loops: a beginner, intermediate and advanced. More trails currently being built by Southern Cycling Operations on the South side of the park. These will be much more hilly and advanced. Projected to be finished by Spring 2000 (fingers crossed).

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 26, 2013]
Charlie
Weekend Warrior

Agree COMPLETELY with the Creepers comment! WOW!! They even have two parking places for police! No police present this day and LOTS of creepers! The trail in the early stages is very rough with roots. I wonder if it gets washed out by the lake yearly. The trails further from the trail head are really pretty good! An enjoyable ride with some tough climbs and very good downhills. Some technical spots and some easy sections. I will not be going back, but if SORBA ever comes in here and works on these trails it could be a great place to ride.

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Concord Park or Haw Ridge are both much better!

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 04, 2012]
Darrick
Weekend Warrior

Watch out for the parking lot at this place; it seems like a hang out for CREEPERS. I don't know if the people were looking for drugs or a gay date. I will not be going back.

The trails were nice and I didn't see anything or anyone that was out of the ordinary. This was a fun ride with nice elevation changes but nothing too crazy. I was riding a full suspension bike but a hard tail would have been fine too. Trails are mostly Tennessee red dirt with a lot of tree roots and occasionally a few rocks. There are some fast sections and some hairpin turns. The trails have a lot of shade so the sun doesn't beat you too had in the summer. As you are riding there are a few routes you can take as the others have stated. I remember taking wimps pass and the others after that I don't recall, but I ended up in the parking lot across the lake ( I assume it was the old park entrance) I rode back to the highway and web back to my car through the main entrance. I thought the trail went all the way around the lake but maybe it just cuts back the way you came. Overall it was decent trail.

Customer Service

Get there early before the freaks show up (not talking about hikers and bikers).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 16, 2011]
Jerome Fluty
Weekend Warrior

I ride here on Saturdays. Just rode this past Saturday and Wimps pass is blocked from storm damage. The expert trail has some trees down but you can cross them easilly. This is one of my favorite in the area. I go early to avoid any crowds.

Customer Service

I ride the expert trail, then the upper lake. Go across the bridge to the south side up whimps pass and over to middle hill, back over Kimbles Ladder for a fun twisty down hill. over the bridge again and lower lake back to the trail head.

Similar Products Used:

Panther Creek, Haws Ridge

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 09, 2010]
boomersooner523
Weekend Warrior

I go all the time and its a great place to go when you want to escape the nasty city of Knoxville. Its fast and a ton of fun

Customer Service

Any of them are fun. Haws is the best though

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Havent been to to many others too many times to give a good review.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 27, 2008]
mountainboy2391
Racer

I don't get a chance to come down here much but I absolutely love this trail. It's well kept and I still have yet to encounter any strange people. Actually saw a guy picking up garbage along the trail. Very well kept. It is not very difficult at all though. Has a scenic route and not bad at all considering location.

Customer Service

Across the bridge to the most difficult section.

Similar Products Used:

Haw Ridge and my personal favorite- Panther Creek

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 22, 2008]
mdb1974
Weekend Warrior

Great variety of fast single track. Beginner and intermediate levels with some good cardio climbs. The trails are more or less in two sectors divided by a bridge. The first section is a couple of beginner loops and what is labeled expert. There is nothing to technical though, a few down and ups you can have trouble pulling out of if you lose your momentum. for the most part (dips aside) the opening loops are pretty level. Across the bridge you'll find some nice climbs (with some tight switch backs). There are a few little drops on some side trails, one about 4ft. but other than nothing to crazy.

The trail is surprisingly scenic for being so close to town. Lush forest with some nice views of the water. The trail head has a reputation for male prostitution and you still see a few guys here and there (it's been cleaned up quite a bit) but rarely beyond the first few yards of trail.

It's not a destination system but if you are looking for fast single track it's a definite 5 out 5 for a city ride.

Customer Service

You can more or less cover the whole thing in a little over an hour. The way the trail flows you will tend to end up saving the expert loop for last, which, depending upon you cardiovascular capacity may be a mistake. Frankly, the expert loop is the dullest (and last time out, had the most fallen trees).

Similar Products Used:

Concord

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 15, 2007]
bakeacake21
Weekend Warrior

You know usually I hate cross-country trails because most of the time they are really boring and long but this trail is actually pretty fun... The 4-5 drop is actually pretty fun the first couple times you do it but after that its kinda boring... I wish they would build some jumps on the trails because that would make it alot better (hint hint haha) I would rather go to Big Foot or Windrock (when I get a little better)...

Customer Service

all the way to the top then pedal as fast as you can down... don't be wuss haha

Similar Products Used:

Big Foot and Windrock if your pretty hard core

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 11, 2007]
IsaacMTSU
Weekend Warrior

This place is not as bad as all the rumors make it out to be... I have been here about 5 times in the last month or two and have only seen a few strange people walking the trails suspiciously. Other than that, there are always bikers here and plenty of parking to keep you safe :) The trails are awesome! It is all singletrack and there are many different types of riding to be found after you know the place a little bit. There is a section of rocks a very nice 3 or 4 foot drop. The back side has some awesome hill climbs and nice downhills all looped together.

Customer Service

I always stay on the mail trail until you some to a split and take the "Upper" trail. Then head to the right (downhill) when it splits again. This is a very fun and very fast section of twisted, rooted, and rolling trail. Take the next right with a technical log bridge on the side. The trail ends at a bridge. Cross the bridge and you will come to the open rocky section with drops and some technical stuff. Go past this area and stay right at the next two splits and you come to NICE hillclimb not to steep but a nice payoff if you take a break the top and run it backwards! Then ride back to the parking lot by just staying left the whole time...Take a break for a few minutes and do it again!

Similar Products Used:

Haw Ridge

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 24, 2007]
rage
Weekend Warrior

Like others, I was sceptical about going to this trail due to the rumors.. I decided to go anyways and see how it was since it is so close to my place. I was very impressed, yes, the climbs aren't too hard but the trail flows so well. I seen a few weird guys one that was checking out peoples cars like he was looking for one that was unlocked that he could jump in and another one was just wondering the trails, he was dressed up like he should have been at work. Besides the 2 weird encounters, it was a great ride and I will defenitly return.

Customer Service

I always take the far left at the initial split and tend to stay left on the ride up, then on the way back I follow the lake.

Similar Products Used:

Haw Ridge!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 24, 2007]
dclarkpharmd
Weekend Warrior

I had been hesitant to ride this trail simply due to the park's reputation as a local hangout for homosexual men. Apparently, the Knoxville City Police Dept. has cleaned the place up as I saw 4 other riders and only two suspicious men sitting in their vehicles, neither of which had a bike rack of any sort. Hmmmmm??
The trails were typical of East TN riding...rooty, packed dirt with some small rocks throughout the trail system, windingflowing single track with some moderate to difficult climbs, a few tight switchbacks throughout the system and, for the most part, the trails were very well maintained. There are 5-6 miles of trails...more depending on how you ride them.
If you are familiar with Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge,TN this trail system is very similar although less technical. The climbs in I.C.King remind me of going up Silo from the shore trails and Saddle with the remainder of the trail system being very similar to riding the shore trails at Haw Ridge.
These are nice trails located close to downtown Knoxville (5-10 minutes), they're convenient to ALcoa and Maryville (15-20), and are about 20 minutes from Seymour. For a quick ride and saving a drive to Haw Ridge I will definately go back.

Customer Service

Eventually you will climb on these trails no matter which direction you chose. I went right at the initial split and followed the lakeshore through the whole trail system (not very hard). Coming back I climbed every trail the went upward (much more difficult). Each loop (I think there are 3 main loops) seems to start, finish, or intersect at footbridges across the water. Cross each bridge and either follow the shoreline or climb.

Similar Products Used:

Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge, TN and The Tanasi Trails at the whitewater center along the Ocoee River in Polk County.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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