Collins River Nature Trail - TRAIL

Collins River Nature Trail - Trail, McMinnville, Tennessee

I like this trail because it starts on a ridge that runs along the river. It has a few downhills and lots of good rough terrain

User Reviews (7)

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codydog1133   Cross Country Rider [Apr 13, 2009]

Short and smooth which allows you to really fly, but be aware that the are usually a few hikers on the trail too. This is a great trail if you happen to be in the area or live near by. There are a few homemade stunts and jumps along the way that make it fun. This is a great trail for beginners since there are not too many hills, roots, and rocks.

Similar Products Used: Fall Creek Falls Upper Loop
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whatafall   Weekend Warrior [Dec 05, 2008]


The 'Nature Trail' is easy and smooth with occasional rocks or roots to dodge and some small climbs. Great 'out n back' while you are in the area kayaking or camping or for a short day after Fall Creek Falls.

There are now many improvised 'stunts' along the way if you keep your eyes peeled: log-rides or stacks to climb as well as some small jumps built along the straight sections. These may rot or be re-shaped over time but I ride each several times each lap to liven it up.


Customer Service

Either way - then make sure to turn and go back the other way to make it worthwhile. The jumps along the lake are for 'clockwise'.

Beginners often prefer the clockwise direction (starting left) as the hill will be more open instead of single-track.

Similar Products Used: Ampitheater Trail if it's gets ridden again.
Moonshine Trails is next to it - too short unless you are there.

Otherwise go to Fall Creek Falls for the 13 mi 'overnight loop' - long, isolated, rooty, and fast.
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whatafall   Weekend Warrior [Oct 22, 2008]

Half wooded single-track, half old road around the lake, this 3+ mile loop makes a perfect 'out n back' to double the distance or as a 'sampler' for kids and beginners.

Several small jumps and log-rides on the side for the more adventurous but the main trail is smooth and friendly.

The river wraps around this peninsula so it's hard to get lost and there's water access for dogs as well as some grave-stones and ruins if you keep your eye out.


Customer Service

Either way .. start at the Powerhouse parking and go clockwise for the single-track first, counter-clockwise for a brief single then more open road sections first. Since it's short go one way, then the other.

Similar Products Used: Fall Creek Falls 'Upper Loop'

Other RI State Park trails are short but have lots of potential despite some difficult sections or bridges not set up for biking.
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Bey   Weekend Warrior [Oct 20, 2008]

I rode this trail in June. I hag fun some of the tech's need re-do. Short and fast. I'll added to my fun list.
Thanks for the adverture.

Similar Products Used: Biology trail in Colledale, Tn
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MstGuide   Weekend Warrior [Jul 22, 2008]

Nice short trail. Some of the difficulties need fix up a bit. Overall nice ride.

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lslug   Cross Country Rider [Nov 21, 2006]

Trail is short but fun. Don't drive to Rock Island specifically for this trail but if in the area bring your bike. If there are no hikers you can really let loose and fly on this trail but have to do multiple loops for a decent workout. If you want to get a tough workout do a loop and then ride the road down to the swimming area and climb back up, STEEP.





Customer Service

Fun either direction.

Similar Products Used: Fall Creek Falls trails.
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Ricardo Vazquez   [Jan 11, 1999]

I live about 10 mins. from Rock Island State PArk where this trail is located at. I love this trail! Not very technical at the start of it but at the last mile it gets knarly. Depending where you start at it usually goes downhill first (SWEET!) then you climb back up (ROUGH! GOOD WORK OUT THOUGH!). I have ridden it in every season.You can even meet a few deer. Come and drop on by. Very few people use this trail (LOCALS ONLY SO FAR). Oh and here is a nice bonus... if you have seen the movie "The Specialist" with Sylvester Stallone and Sharon (BABE!) Stone; at the beginning of the movie where Stallone's character jumps of a bridge ( it really is a dam) the trail gors right beside that bridge! Cool huh!

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Hollis   [Jan 09, 2001]

This is an Ok trail, a bit short for my taste. Great Location if you're familiar with Rock Island, it needs lots more miles. They say its 4-5 miles, but to me it seems shorter.

Similar Products Used: None, but I'm still searching...
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Alan   [May 17, 2001]

Nice, well gromed trail. This trail is 2.5-3.0 miles long. Has short sections of single track, with longer flat sections along the river. Nice trail to take a beginner or go as fast as you can to get a work out. It is a bit short. If I had to drive over 25 miles to this trail, which I dont, I would be disapointed.

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JON   [Nov 12, 2001]

Short trail. The single track is good. Not very technical. There is a lot of potential here though. I figured it was at least 3.0 miles. Riding it a few times will get you warmed up good. I wouldn't spend much time on this trail. Leave it for the beginners and the nature lovers. Work on the Amplitheater trail and develop it into an awesome ride for the advanced.

Customer Service

Located about 25 miles from Cookeville. Take 111 south through Sparta and toward McMinnville. Turn right when you see the Rock Island sign (just past the second bridge you pass over). Stop at the check-in to get a map of the entire area.

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