Mousetail State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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8.0
miles

Singletrack
429
elevation (ft)

Loop
20
ridden
Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is almost all singletrack (depending on where you start) and takes you along a steep edge overlooking the TN River. There are some decent climbs for the area and the trail is fairly rocky and is very well marked with signage and highlights. This is the home of an annual MTB race and his groomed by a small but dedicated group of riders out of Jackson and the surrounding area.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

July 26, 2018
 
Review: Stopped here to check out the Mtn bike trails. Had to ask a park lady where the trails were located. Still had to get out and walk around to find the trail. Trails needs TLC! Grown over in spots, buried under limbs and grass. I just walked a short distance and opted out of trying to ride. Looked like a sure fire way to loose a derailer.

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Gnarly


January 30, 2017
 
Review: had a blast....leaves make finding trail hard, but had lots of speed and technical .........

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Gramcounter

December 23, 2015
Dortchy34 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Went there 12/19/15 and the trails were sweet!! The few guys from Jackson blew and raked nearly the whole trail off a few days before. Few added switch-backs to sections to break up the climbs. definitely a hilly course with some steep hills. Good work on keeping the trail maintained!

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Granny Gear

July 27, 2015
asneed Granny Gear  
 
Review: The trail was single track, fairly well maintained, no sign of snakes (read once where rattlers were in the area), and lots of climbs but not too bad for a weekend rider. I agree with an earlier review that its many climbs and some sections where you can get some speed going down, but it has a lot of downhill turns where you can't open it up fully. This was my first visit to the park. I'd have more speed once I was familiar with the trail. Beautiful scenery, extremely peaceful and as quiet as any ride I've been on. Worth checking out.

My favorite place is still LBL although the Montgomery Bell ride is really fun too.

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May 1, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: I get to travel around Tn and have a goal to ride a bunch of new trails and explore. This is a cool trail to explore as you definitely get a "back country" experience. Many of our trails maximize miles per acre, Mousetail has the land and they use it. The challenging part is the really like to take you up and down the main hills. There IS a LOT of tight climbing and decending. Not fast full out decents but tight twisty ones.

If you are not a strong rider you will struggle on the climbs, don't bring a newbie here, they will suffer. The trails is fairly well marked "in green" but you have to look continually as I lost the trail for good at one point. Most of the riding is single or double track and who ever laid it out did a great job.
To find the trailhead go to the welcome center and turn right following the road over the hill to the gravel parking lot. The trail begins back down the road just a bit on the right. I suggest using a GPS to get back to the car, I needed it and am a pretty good explorer.
Be ready for great scenery, pretty good climbs and nice singletrack. This trail is worth travelling to.

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Bunny Hop

November 7, 2013
benroe1000 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This gem of a trail was all mine on a weekday in October. Riding the bluffs singletrack overlooking the river was so good I kept on stopping to enjoy it and made really bad time. There are some steep climbs and you rarely feel like you are backtracking over the same terrain. The obstacles weren't overly technical, just enough to keep it interesting. The trail was covered with leaves and hard to track in certain places but I was always able to find my way back with the markings on the trees. If you are in the area I highly recommend this to be on the "to do list".

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Granny Gear

January 31, 2012
 
Review: Awesome trails. Pretty technical with some good climbs and descents. Not really for beginners or children but there are "emergency exits" well marked in case you bite off more than you can chew. I wouldn't recommend a basic (read: Wal-Mart)mountain bike or you will break it. Just ask my buddy ;) . A great workout for intermediate to advanced riders. If you don't like these trails, something is very wrong with you. My Cannondale Caffeine 29er Lefty sure loved it.

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Gnarly

November 8, 2009
 
Review: I am shocked that I was the one who had to add this trail given its relative proximity to both Nashville and Memphis. I went out there yesterday on a beautiful November morning and was very happy I drove the 1.75 hours from my house to get there. The leaves have all fallen now and lay on the trail, which makes navigating a bit more difficult, and the going more cumbersome. It is very apparent that the trail is designed well with some good views and some flowy sweeping sections mixed in with some small jumps and tight turns to keep you awake. A bit reminiscent of sections of the LBL north south trail (not Canal Loop). I met some guys down there who are out of Jackson and who maintain the trails and throw the Mousetail Race every year. They told me there are roughly 8 or so of them, sometimes fewer, who maintain the whole trail. If you see them out there, tell them thanks for the gem. Although I only have ridden this trail once so far, and it was ridden under less than ideal conditions (debris), the trail definitely appears to be a worthwhile trek. I give it 4 stars for the West TN area.

Similar Trail: LBL, Fred Young

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Mousetail State Park MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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