Fairveiw Nature Park - Trail, Nashville, Tennessee

Fairveiw Nature Park - Trail, Nashville, Tennessee

DESCRIPTION

Mountain trails bike club in Nashville worked hard on this trails system some time back and helped produced a good place to ride. Trails are very sensitive to water so check at bike shop for local conditions. Maps are available and trails are marked red for 7 mile loop, yellow for 4.5, and jeep roads only about 3 miles. There is some horse back traffic in mornings and afternoons, so I try to hit the trails mid day. Seven mile loop has a fast hard pack with churt surface. It is rocky in spots and some nice creek crossing which tend to be slick. Not a lot (if any eleveation gains) hills but kind of rollling. follow the trail markers. This is my favorite place to ride in Middle Tennessee

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 45  
[Oct 06, 2017]
Rob
Cross Country Rider

The guy that wrote this review : Reviewed by: Gators-Inc , Racer
Is a complete tool. Elitest f-wad.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 14, 2013]
Borobiker
Weekend Warrior

My wife and I enjoyed the trail. Non technical, but gave us a good workout. The horses have the right of way, we found out, easy to spook but we only saw 2 on our Saturday morning ride. Well marked and trail maps are available. 840 makes it easier to get to if you are coming from southeast. Not much single track, you can do a lot of side by side riding. We will go back!

Customer Service

We did the perimeter trail and then all of the inner loops.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 03, 2007]
hkt
Downhiller

the guy who wrote the bad review farther down the page was write. but he didn't have to be such a jerk about it. the trails there are fire roads and are very short. not marked well at all and there seems to be no one who rides them.

Customer Service

go to montgomery bell or ham creek

Similar Products Used:

look up

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 18, 2006]
JasonWRC
Racer

Please ignore the review after this one as it apparenly was written by someone more concerned with touting his racing victories that what mountain biking is all about, which is getting in the woods on the dirt and enjoying the ride. This isn't an aerobically difficult trail and is pretty short at 4 miles. But, it's a great trail that gives a newer rider a taste of all the types of terrain you could encounter on other, more "hardcore", trails. You've got sections of hardpack dirt, rocky terrain, some whoop-de-doos, a creek crossing, some fairly quick downhill sections (if you pedal fast) and a 100 yard climb out to the parking lot. I wouldn't use it to train for racing (unless you do 3 or more laps), but it's great to go out and have a good time on. Yes, there is some horse poop on the trail, but you'll see it ahead of time if you'll just look where you're going. Use this trail as a "something different" trail or if you're just giving Mtn. Biking a first shot.

Customer Service

If you're standing in the parking area looking at the main road, go left like you're leaving the park, then take your first left. Bear right at the "y" and the trail picks up on your right in about 150 yards. About a half mile into the woods, watch for a right-handed switchback off the main trail. It's easy to pass. If you take a right and go over 3 jumps about 100 yards later, you're on the right trail.

Similar Products Used:

Chickasaw Trace, Lock 4

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 03, 2006]
Gators-Inc
Racer

Im A Pro Mt.Bike Racer From Nashville.I Won The Tn.State Championship in 2002..I was Very Pissed that i drove all the way out to Fairveiw from Nashville to ride these so called trails..There were nothing but abunch of FIRE ROADS.an you had to pay to ride THESE TRAILS..10 Thumbs DOWN on this trail...Go to lock 4 to ride the BEST TRAILS IN Middle TN..

Customer Service

Trails were not marked that well,and you can get lost pretty easy in there,There were NO technical stuff about the trails at all,NOTHING..just a bucnch of big rocks all over the trails... BEWARE OF THE HORSE CRAP ALL OVER THE TRAILS...

Similar Products Used:

LOCK 4 IN GALLITAN. IS THE BEST TRAILS IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.HANDS DOWN,AND BEST MAINTAINED...THEN I WOULD SAY CHICKASAW PARK,DOWN IN CLOUMBIA,THEN HAMILTON CREEK OUT BY PERCY PRIEST LAKE IN ANTIOCH.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jul 17, 2005]
huckSTAR
Weekend Warrior

i grew up on this trail. i live in fairview, and the owner ms. bowie was a family friend and i was allowed to ride it long before the city had taken over the trail system. they have done a great job. this trail isn't too bad.. actually it is very peacefull. if you are a freerider like myself, you may wish for more jumps.. though there is a triple jump section where you can soar if you have the nuggets. i enjoy riding there, no it is not difficult, even my sister and girlfriend can ride with me, and that's what it's all about... fun. i would not make over an 1/2 hour drive to ride this trail, but if you are in the neighborhood.. ride it. also, call before you ride they close if it even mists. 615-799-5544

Customer Service

perimeter is the only real way to go.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 22, 2005]
phelpsa
Weekend Warrior

Apparently this trail has changed a great deal in the last 7-10 years since it has become Bowie Park from Fairview Nature Park. Word is it used to be suited to MBrs, but now I think they are trying to run us off. It is now more of a walking trail for old people and riding trail for horsebackers, they even close the trail off to MBrs on some days. Most trails are very wide and covered with mowed grass, extremely boring. There really is only one good route to take, it's about 45min or less to ride. It's a quick easy ride but fun.

Customer Service

Take the Perimeter Trail whichs starts from across the drive from the bathrooms. Near the end take the fork to the right to the Dome Trail. This jaunts across a field to a pretty fast section with a few quick jumps that ends at the bridge. This will be the most fun section of the trail which is great because you can loop it back around and takes less than 5min to do.

Similar Products Used:

If you have a bit more time to spare go to Montgomery Bell, it's about another 1/2 hour away but a much better park. It is also much more challenging, the easy rides seem advanced compared to Fairview.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 07, 2004]
nicketheridge
Weekend Warrior

I live in the Bellevue area and this is the closest trail to me. I am pretty new at the sport, but I thouroughly enjoyed this trail. Not extremely technical, veteran MTB riders may get bored with it. I liked that it's wide open, lots of oppurtunity to grab some serious speed, good jumps, creek crossings, and clearings with great views, and plenty of white tail deer. This is a good trail if you're from the nashville area and you're tired of getting beat up at Hamilton Creek. Not very long however, great trail if you're looking to spend an hour or so.

Customer Service

Clockwise

Similar Products Used:

Hamilton Creek, Lock 4

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 21, 2003]
Lucas
Cross Country Rider

I moved from Nashville and hadn't ridden this trail for over a year. The trail maintinance has been really good, as everything s clearly marked and its difficult to get lost. The actual trail is not terribly exciting. Its not at all technical, the climbs are short and uneventful, and some sections are downright boring. I rode in December, so the trails were covered in leaf litter, making for a slow feeling ride throughout. It is a good cardio workout, but thats what my roadbike is for. I'll reccomend it for beginners, families, or a group of riders looking for a workout, but the actual fun of riding twisty singletrac (lock4) or technical terrain (HC) just isnt there.

Similar Products Used:

lock 4, HC

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 21, 2003]
Tony
Weekend Warrior

Great trail for brushing up on skills and building confidence. Not that challenging, but fun to ride.

Customer Service

I prefer counter clockwise, but a lot of people go clockwise.

Similar Products Used:

Monkey Bell

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Showing 1-10 of 45  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.