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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 20 riders
 

Mountain Biking Black Mountain

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#158 of 195 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#11062 in the world

Follow I-40 just east of Crossville.Get off on Crab Orchard exit.If your comeing from Nashville you will turn right after you've turned off I-40.Knoxville would be the reverse of Nashville.You'll take a sharp right curve and the road is wavey after abot 4 or 5 miles the road splits off into three lanes.When you see this turn left and go up,up,up all the way to the top to park.The trail you pass right before you park is your starting point.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Several trails to choose from;steep rockey decents,lots of rocks,several more drawn out decents consisting of mostly dirt roads(fast moveing),wet at times,2-4 foot drop offs at times.All depends on the trail you take.Not recomended for beginners.
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  • JoeMRoberts
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    Very overgrown. Couldn't find the start of the trail went up to the very top found a loop and did that. Got lost in the middle of a loop and finally found my way back up the steps at the beginning of the loop. The start I went all the way to the top by the all the way up the road very very very top where the fences go if you're looking at the fence go to the left wrap around the fantasy a trail and you'll see a sign for the loop.

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  • Love2ski
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    This is a very short ride. i may not have seen all it has to offer, but it very poorly marked. The signs didnt really make sense...one labeled "main trail" ended up a dead end after 50 yards. I rode "loop trail" for 2 quick laps (maybe 30 minutes) and stopped. Trail was overgrown and not very challenging. I would highly recommend going to Chatt if you have the time. One positive is the scenery on the "overlook" cutouts. The last section is a decent downhill that is fun, but if you are an experienced rider you will end up wanting more after a few loops.

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  • Smplthngs
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    It is a fairly clean trail with some rocks, roots, and fallen trees. A sign posted in the parking lot says foot traffic only and no vehicles. It is a short loop with good down hill and climbs. I started riding down one side trail and noticed a small sign stating no bikes. It is not very well marked where you can and cannot ride.

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  • Keith_Moseley
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    Sweet Downhill. the end of the trail pops out on cox valley road. Leave a car at the bottom and shuttle up to black mountain. The downhill is 3.8 miles and very scenic. One of the highest points on the plateua.

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  • Keith_Moseley
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    Recent upgrades to the trail make it a sweet semi-downhill run. Fairly short, mostly down hill. Some of the best views on the plateau. Trail is very fast and mostly clean. Few trees lying down and very few roots. Mostly large rocks flow easily with the trail.

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