fall creek falls - upper loop - Trail, Spencer, Tennessee

fall creek falls - upper loop - Trail, Spencer, Tennessee

DESCRIPTION

Technical singletrack. Allow 4-5 hours to ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 01, 2013]
welder1988
Cross Country Rider

didnt really care for this trail much. the trail had downed trees all over the place and tons of face slappers. also the marking was sub par and the maps conflict with each other and the trailhead sign. with some proper maintaining and marking this trail would be pretty good

Customer Service

both could be good

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not sure as im not from the area

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 29, 2006]
DirtZilla
Cross Country Rider

Howdy, I just "mapped" this trail. The point I marked is not the Ranger Station, but the picnic area near the bridge. That's where I always park.
The Ranger Station parking area is up at the north end. The picnic area is down the road from the horse stables.

Good outback singletrack, PUT some tires on this mutha!

Customer Service

If you get worn out or broken in the southeastern part of the trail, find a horse trail and follow it back up to the horse stables and paved road.

Sometimes you'll find ATB tracks out there. Follow them.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 21, 2006]
lslug
Cross Country Rider

As of 2 weeks ago all but a couple of trees were cleared from the trail so if we don't have heavy wind conditions for a while trail should stay fairly free of deadfall until th spring storms hit. Tightest singletrack in middle Tennessee. Excellent winter riding, rarely gets muddy, does get somewhat overgrown in the summer due to lack of riders.

Customer Service

Either direction is fun. To make a mini epic ride combine this trail with the Chinqapin Ridge Trail.

Similar Products Used:

Piney Falls, Chinqapin Ridge

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 20, 2005]
CU-Murph
Weekend Warrior

Awesome trail. Its 95% great flowing single track, mixed in with some fun weavy stuff. Almost all of it is in the trees. All the short uphills are rewarded with fast downhills. Suspension bridge was fun to ride, but be carefull of getting your handle bars caught on the sides. Trail was dry, and totaly cleared of any deadfall. Only down side for summer riding: TICKS! Smear on the deet and check yourself throughout the ride. Even with the ticks, this is a must do trail! Don't forget to stop by the nature center in the park and sign the permit. The trail (and trail head) is shared with backpackers. The park wants to know who is on the trail, so they don't send out a search and rescue team! There is no day-use fee!

Customer Service

Start at the park's North enterance/overnight trip trail head Ride down to the trail and go clockwise on the loop. Its marked with white blazes and is sometimes call the "Overnight Trail" on trail directional signs.

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In the park there are two other trails: Chinquapin Ridge Trail AND Piney Creek Trail. Get map at the office or at the TN State Parks website. Franklin State Forest, if it is raining.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 07, 2005]
bknox88
Cross Country Rider

This is a great trail that needs some more traffic to stay cleared. It drains very quickly during the winter months where others trails get muddy due to usage. The trail is an intermediate style trail with rocks, roots, climbs, creek crossing, bridges, open forest to closed canopy evergreens. It is a great fall ride with the leaves down.

Customer Service

Recommend clockwise travel on the loop.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 08, 2004]
wtnmtb
Cross Country Rider

This is a GREAT cross-country trail! Narrow single-track with varied terrain. It is enjoyable for a wide range of skill levels (not beginner, though). It has fun hills, but the climbs and descents are challenging but not overwhelming. The scenery is beautiful - lots of hardwood forest, cedar forest, ferns, etc. A couple of PROBLEMS, though: 1. Currently there are several (8+) trees across the trail and MAJOR bushwacking is required at a few. It looks like someone does a good job of keeping up with the trail though. Maybe they will be gone soon? 2. The trail is a little overgrown - get out there and ride it!! 3. Poison ivy and ticks are veracious! 4. PI and ticks (both deserve a second mention)!! Overall, though, it was an awesome ride. I can't believe this trail is ridden more frequently. It's definately worth the drive from Nashville (and even Memphis) and makes a great stop passing through on I-40. Manicured trails are nice and all, but they do leave something out... I can't wait

Customer Service

The Loop. Either way it should be fun.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 26, 2003]
lslug
Cross Country Rider

Another year, another review and update. Good news, were making progress. The Park has recently fixed both bridges and all the deadfall except 1 or 2 trees has been removed. Overall trail is in it's best shape ever, except of course the leaves are falling and trail gets limited riding so be aware and ride accordingly. Please note that this trail and the Chinqapin Ridge trail will be closed through Nov. 1-9 for a special bow hunt.

Customer Service

See below reviews.

Similar Products Used:

Chiqapin Ridge.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 30, 2000]
Steve Ellis

this can be broken into 2 or 3 parts. shuttling a vehicle is nice. have seen wild turkeys on this ride. this is a great winter ride...wonder what it looks like in the spring?

Customer Service

park a shuttle vehicle with lunches, etc on the main road. there is a parking/picnic area at cane creek.the trail is marked with white blazes which somtimes seem to disappear.great trail with very little use.

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monterey pipeline

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 29, 2000]
ADAM

LAST SUMMER THE TRAIL WAS REALLY OVERGROWN AND NOT MUCH FUN. THIS WINTER I RODE THE TRAIL AGAIN AND HAD A BLAST. IT'S STILL A LITTLE ROUGH IN PLACES, BUT ALL IT NEEDS IS FOR RIDERS LIKE YOU TO COME AND START RIDING IT. 13+ MILES OF SINGLETRACK!!!!

Customer Service

START AT MAINTENENCE AREA AND JUST FOLLOW THE LOOP. IF DESIRED THE TRAIL CAN BE BROKEN UP INTO ALMOST ANY LENGTH RIDE.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 26, 2000]
Scott

Now that the heat of Summer is gone along with its ticks myself and others are working to clear up dead fall from trail and trim back the briars and holly limbs. This trail is not a fast trail, it is to tight, with short steep climbs for a fast ride. A lot of this is due to trail not getting sufficient riding. However the trail is well packed and takes you through beautiful woodland scenery and will challenge your skills and give you a good workout. I have not ridden this trail durring the summer due to ticks and fighting the undergrowth but it should be in good shape for fall/winter/spring. If you ride the trail please bring clippers/pruners and help trim back the growth.

P.S. During October the park has a deer bow hunt for a week or so and closes the trail to other users so please check with the park before coming up in October.

Customer Service

Start at old maintenance shed (behind ranger residence)which is also parking area for overnight hiking trail. Or you can park at Chinqapin Ridge trailhead and this trail intersects Upper Loop. If you can't find either of these stop at park office and ask for directions.

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Chinqapin Ridge and Piney Falls - both are at Fall Creek Falls and cosist of old doubletrack and are good trails especially for beginners or those wanting a less strenous ride.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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