August 10, 2016
This is a fantastic trail system. None of the trails are true "down hill trails" as they are are meticulously groomed and completely jumped out, but they are very fun. The clay soil makes it terrible to ride in any wet conditions, and in dry conditions expect a layer of dust over hard pack, but typically provides a fast ride with loads of traction.
I have a hard time wanting to ride anywhere else in the area. The system really succeeds at building skills. Every trail is designed to be ridden without brakes and so as you progress to the more difficult trails your bike will demand different expertise in handling, on the ground, through turns, and in the air. There are also push trails available if you prefer not to climb your bike. Easy access to this park really makes it easy to go jump for an hour after work, or ride into the the surrounding trail network for a much longer and scenic ride.
Almost everything is rollable except on the "Devils Race Track" which is filled with gapped jumps but has bypass areas.
No one should feel intimidated to at least check out these trails. Knoxville also provides a very supportive network of riders who are encouraging to ride with and are excited to see new riders on the trail systems they have worked so hard to develop.