Harrison Bay State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.59 out of 5
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Beginner
4.0
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 100 ft
690
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The 1,200-acre Harrison Bay State Park, with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline, was originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation demonstration area in the 1930's. Its name is derived from a large bay at the main channel of the Tennessee River that covers the old town of Harrison, and the last Cherokee Campground. The trailhead is located near the marina. Take the first left upon entering the park and follow the road around past the marina. The trailhead will be on your left, shortly after passing the boat ramp. Look for the trailhead kiosk.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Foot traffic? -Guest

A: Yes. I have walked this trail many times.

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Reviews (21)
 

Gnarly

September 26, 2016
spc7669 Gnarly  
 
Review: Pretty flat and fast, but it's a lot of fun. This would be a perfect starter trail for a new rider.




Gramcounter

June 24, 2016
efferit Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice trail for a novice rider. Elevation changes just enough for fun but wont beat down a new rider. Some roots an a very few rocks, but it will help develop line choice and as you build speed its easy to look ahead. Taking my wife for her first ride in the morning. Nice trail.




Bunny Hop

August 15, 2014
 
Review: Easy beginner trail that is about 4 1/2 miles. Should avoid for about two days after heavy rain. The trail takes a long time to dry out.




Granny Gear

January 25, 2012
casey.neal Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail but it needs plenty of time to dry out after a rain. A great loop, but very muddy today. Lots of roots and a few quick sections.




Gramcounter


September 5, 2011
wbernest Gramcounter  
 
Review: Short, sweet, fast, flat. That is it.




Granny Gear

October 14, 2010
Bensontbjj Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a fast single track lollipop trail. There are some areas with a good deal of roots and a couple of small climbs. It is a mixture of hard pack, sand and a little bit of small rock. It is very close to the waterline most of the time so it can get wet when it has rained and it will hold water for some time. The mile markers are layed out in a clockwise fashion but there is no designation as to direction when the trail splits. This is a state park with camping so there can be a people walking dogs on the trail. There are a couple of benches along the trail overlooking the water.




Granny Gear

August 15, 2010
 
Review: Great 4.5 mile trail. Made for beginners and will not excite those looking for something really challenging. I love it for a good fast ride. I usually do it two or three times.

Similar Trail: Booker T. Washington is similar, but a little harder.




Bunny Hop

February 6, 2009
 
Review: easy ride small loop about 5 miles some small hills

Similar Trail: raccoon mountain




Gramcounter

August 7, 2008
 
Review: Easy, breezy, beautiful, Bay Point trail loop. This is an AMAZING beginner trail, and could really help beginners to learn how to make "good lines." There are about 3 hills to climb, some fun downhill, and even some "jumps" if you want them to be. It's a very quick 4.5 miles with rocks, roots, one bridge (very wide), and 2 gazebos along the way if you feel like taking a scenic look at Chickamauga Lake. Even for experienced beginners, this is only a work out if you do the loop 2-3 times. Still a fun ride.. I saw two deer.




Gramcounter

August 7, 2008
 
Review: Easy, breezy, beautiful, Bay Point trail loop. This is an AMAZING beginner trail, and could really help beginners to learn how to make "good lines." There are about 3 hills to climb, some fun downhill, and even some "jumps" if you want them to be. It's a very quick 4.5 miles with rocks, roots, one bridge (very wide), and 2 gazebos along the way if you feel like taking a scenic look at Chickamauga Lake. Even for experienced beginners, this is only a work out if you do the loop 2-3 times. Still a fun ride.. I saw two deer.



Harrison Bay State Park MTB Trail 3.59 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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