Rotary Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
525
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
The main loop (Red Cedar Loop) begins and ends at Pavilion I located at the park's entrance. It is approximately one mile long. Take a left at the first intersection for either the Bluebird or White Oak loops, which are longer in length. The trail-tread is smooth and fully benched. The dominant them is tight, twisting lines combined with short climbs and descents. Loop options connect all three of the park's pavilions and the amphitheater. The White Oak Loop is the largest of the three loops and is still under construction. When completed, the park should contain approximately eight miles of trail. Signs should be installed by the end of 2007. Other users include hikers and trail runners. Motorized vehicles and equestrians are strictly prohibited on the trails. For more information visit www.friendsofrotarypark.blogspot.com.
added by stripesTrailblazer December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

July 11, 2015
 
Review: Lots of options to ride. Not all trails are well marked but you won't get lost. There are some fun fast rolling hills and a few technical areas with roots, rocks and creeks to cross. Well maintained and really easy to get to right off of I24. Go and spend a couple hours having fun! Also a great paved and gravel trail if you're gonna take the little ones.

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Poseur

August 14, 2014
giantman25 Poseur  
 
Review: Nice track if they can keep the kids from destroying the course. It makes it a danger to riders. Good place to ride but be careful

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Gnarly


October 13, 2013
Cotharyus Gnarly  
 
Review: I've been riding Rotary for two years, it's 20 minutes from my house, and every other trail (currently open) in the area is over an hour away. So, how's Rotary stack up?

The good: There's a little of everything. Some decent climbs for this area, some decent descents, the trails are mostly rooty, which adds some technicality, but on the whole, these trails should be ridable by beginners as long as they have a reasonable amount of fitness. Certainly there are places a new rider should avoid - the Amphitheater for instance.

The Bad: Some of the trails can hold a little water because of where the ground flattens out around the creek. Occasionally some of the trails can be a little sketchy, a few places some of them weren't benched adequately, and you get some real off camber fun, that gets hairy when loose rock accumulates.

The Ugly: Signage really isn't good enough. There are some new painted hash marks on the trees, but you still might not be able to follow these unless you have some idea where you're trying to go to start with.

Full Disclosure - I'm in the COGS Cycling club, which is where COGS MTB comes from. We reworked a lot of the structures in the amphitheater, rerouted a bit of trail at the top of the park that went outside of the park onto private land that was logged, and we are working on some other sustainability and overall fun improvements. Unfortunately it's a slow process, as there are a lot of projects taking place in the park being run by the county. We have to get authorization from them to do any real changes. More than once, projects we have worked on have been destroyed or broken as one other person mentioned, which I would be willing to bet comes back to a political struggle that predates my involvement, the basics of which are that equestrians claim to have built all of the trail in the park, and have since been disallowed from the park, which they blame on mountain bikers. I wasn't there, I don't know, but I think a lot of the trail destruction that takes place here is backlash from that.

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Granny Gear

April 9, 2013
gloriaM Granny Gear  
 
Review: all around a grate trail for begginers like me it gives u a taste of riding downhil and climbing all in one i lkie to bike the middle section the most theres ramps bridges and one or two really steep hills along the trail there creek crossing and a local biking club that welcomes new commers they met every sat at 4pm and set out at 4:15 there really helpfull and nice people in the group and hikers too kinda pack on weekends but during the week its amazing

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Bunny Hop

October 8, 2012
drdirt777 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trails. Nice climbs and descents. Some technical areas, good all around trail. But, very poorly marked. A couple of very nice signs at the beginning, but that is it. I got lost.

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Trailblazer


September 4, 2012
macheekin Trailblazer  
 
Review: See my newest pic. Classy Clarksville really classy

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Trailblazer


September 4, 2012
macheekin Trailblazer  
 
Review: Ok so this is a fun rip for locals but SOMEONE is going through wrecking it. A few of LOCALS who ride there more than once a week and I went out to do maintainence and built a fun small and I mean SMALL feature into a bank. I don't know if it's local kids or some other people who don't appreciate people trying to help. I know it wasn't the weather because I had accidentally left my gloves on the tree and they were placed on our destroyed banked turn. Almost to say hahahahaha got you. I hope it's not the local team that rides out here. This is the second time I've heard of this. I'm glad I wasted my day making this a better and safer place to ride for someone to come behind me and ruin it. Go to monty bell.

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Trailblazer


August 27, 2012
macheekin Trailblazer  
 
Review: Pretty solid for middle TN. Some tight switchback turns with banks that don't quite work but still fun. Be prepared to earn your gravity the hard way, as in peddle up to get the good downs. Tons of options and the "downhill/freeride" section is super fun and smooth after the locals hooked it up. A lot of fun features an some sketchy advanced things. Over all one of the best local places I've ridden. A real joy to ride

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Trailblazer


July 7, 2012
Crash29 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great ride for all levels. Se eral options for riders of any skill level or any age. Trails are well maintained through several volunteer groups such as COGS MTB Club and the TN Trails Assoc (TTA) and now The Friends of Rotary Park. Lots of activity on the trails...runners, kids, hikers and dogs. Most of the time it really isn't an issue. There is a small freestyle section with some pretty nice obsticles and jumps. Though recently there has been some maintenance that has removed or relocated obsticles along the trail. Several trail heads so you can start just about anywhere. This is a great trail to have in my local area. Several loops to get some.miles under your wheels but there are so many options that you can change up the route and keep it exciting. A must ride if you are in Clarksville....Montgomery Bell is less than an hour away as well so make it a double if you have the time!

Similar Trail: Montgomey Bell State Park

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Trailblazer


July 7, 2012
Crash29 Trailblazer  
 
Review: Great ride for all levels. Se eral options for riders of any skill level or any age. Trails are well maintained through several volunteer groups such as COGS MTB Club and the TN Trails Assoc (TTA) and now The Friends of Rotary Park. Lots of activity on the trails...runners, kids, hikers and dogs. Most of the time it really isn't an issue. There is a small freestyle section with some pretty nice obsticles and jumps. Though recently there has been some maintenance that has removed or relocated obsticles along the trail. Several trail heads so you can start just about anywhere. This is a great trail to have in my local area. Several loops to get some.miles under your wheels but there are so many options that you can change up the route and keep it exciting. A must ride if you are in Clarksville....Montgomery Bell is less than an hour away as well so make it a double if you have the time!

Similar Trail: Montgomey Bell State Park

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Rotary Park MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 32 ratings. 32 user reviews.
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