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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +298/285 ft
Total: 108 riders
 

Mountain Biking Tour de Wolf

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#164 of 195 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#11414 in the world

The trail starts very fast and reasonably technical. Don't fret, it does slow down. I have quite a few scars from where I ate the first section of the trail. There are a few forks in the road, but for the most part just follow the bike paths. When on the far east side the trail splits. Only go to the left if you want to be tortured by extremely the technical section. (If training for the race in Nov. I say take the technical side, whereas it is part of the race.) Go to the right if you want to take the short cut, but they both end up in the same spot. From the place where the two trails rejoin, it is a pretty much straight shot along side Walnut Grove Road. Don't worry, there is a barbed wire fence to protect you from those 65 mph cars! Seriously though, it's safe. I grew up riding this trail and I still enjoy it.

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
"From the I-240 loop in Memphis, exit on Walnut Grove Rd. Go east on this road for apprx. 2 miles. After passing a hospital and high school the road will go over the wolf river and the scenery will become a little more "non-city". On the right you willpass a BMX track and a soccer complex. You will then see a stop light. Take a left and when the road splits immediately, stay right and go over a cattle grate. You'll pass some buffalo and bison on the left and a lake on the right. After the lake take a right(second right after the cattle grate). There is parking on either side of the ranger station. Once on your bike, take the blocked (to vehicles) road. After a tenth of a mile you'll see a trail head. It reads, "Tour De Wolf" and had an arrow. (that's the way to the trail)
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  • Benno
    ****

    Nice trail with some fun obstacles. It did have parts that were out in a the open. It's fun!

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  • Casey Hilton
    **

    It really should be renamed Tour de Dog. So many walkers with dogs. Ride the wolf river trails instead.

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  • NaterthePotater
    *****

    Love this trail a lot, I'm from Wisconsin and I come to Tennessee a few times a year to visit family, and I would definitely recommend riding this trail. It's fun, fast, and has some tough climbs that will test your endurance. It also has some interesting sections that are pretty challenging, but overall this course is great.

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  • rick417
    ***

    Good urban singletrack. Shared with runners, hikers, strollers, dogs, and even equine (though no evidence of any recent horse passage could be seen). Signs of trail repair underway to make these more sustainable. Intermediate riders will enjoy these trails the most. Brand new beginners will be challenged and likely frustrated. Keep in mind the multi-use activity and adjust speed for sudden encounters. Overall ambitious project to manage such variety of users, but the park seems very well used. Worth riding if in the area.

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  • Defshark
    ****

    one of the few trails that the whole family can ride together with no issues lots of wildlife(saw 20 plus deer) there are hikers and dog walkers on this trail, and does edge up to a no leash dog park

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  • Scotty3
    ***

    This should be called Tour de Dog. I've never dealt with so many dogs on a trail. The trail itself is fun with a little bit of everything. Some open and fast sections cutting through fields and some tight twisty single track in the woods. Nothing really difficult or too technical. The trail is not marked very well, however. I got off track a few times. There are signs marking the trail and regular miles markers but there are so many trails intersecting or joining the trail that it's hard to tell which way to go a lot of times. Then there are the hikers and their dogs. They're everywhere. The trail cuts through portions of the park where people are not required to keep their dogs on a leash. I don't mind sharing the trail but these people with their dogs running free make little to no effort to share. Also, some lady's dog bit me on the foot and then proceeded to chase me. Most dog owners out there seem to be pretty responsible but clearly some of these animals are out of their owner's control. Overall it was an interesting ride. I would give it 4 stars but the dog bite earns it 3.

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  • *****

    This is by far one of the funniest trails I have ridden. I discovered it visiting my family in Memphis, and will ride it everyday while I am there. It does have some traversing climbs and is challenging if you are not in good shape. Lots of wildlife to see in the early mornings an late afternoons.

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  • ***

    Fun trail when you're in the trees. Nothing too technical. A lot of root gardens to navigate. Poorly maintained in the open areas. Trail was just plowed through the fields with a big tracker. Overall a fun, pretty easy ride but area has the potential to be a lot better.

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  • *

    Trail needs a ton of work. Washed out in a lot of sections. This trail has great potential.

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  • theUfan
    ***

    A mix of singletrack, doubletrack, gravel and paved paths. The first 3/4 of the trail is pretty fun. The last part is pretty lame. Not bad oberall.

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  • krhodesmcse
    **

    Total waste of time unless you go very early or very late. The kids/runners/walkers have completely overrun this trail.

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  • Dyoung121
    ***

    Good trail - Fairly Easy ride - Took the kids on their BMX bikes and they can ride 70% of the first 1/2 of the trail. Watch out for runners on the trail. Good beginner/intermediate trail* Review edited 9/8/2011

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  • blink182house
    ****

    A really fun trail to take with friends. This was my first mtb trail and i enjoyed it enough to start riding a mtb more regularly! There are slow areas and speedy areas, and if you're not in great shape 1 time around is a great workout, unlike described below. This track is fun, sometimes can become very muddy after rain though.

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  • drmoorejr
    *****

    A fun trail! I wished it had more climbing, but was a great trail anyway. I can tell this trail would be a perfect venue for mtb races!

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  • Martino0626
    ****

    I live in the city of Memphis and its nice to have a MTB trail so close most people who live in large cities dont have that luxury so, its convenient. The trail starts off with a nice descent and then slows down but its a good trail for an "after-work exercise"...the only problem I have with this trail is there is too much traffic (H.S. CC teams and single runners ) oh well I'll take it over nothing

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  • mikepage7708
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    This trail was my first ride. I found it to be pretty easy but fun: some sections are pretty fast and some short technical areas. Good ride for beginners and family. Just watch out for people and dogs on the trail. You can not do much better in the memphis area though.

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  • flip4life7
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    Although it wasnt a hard trail to ride I still had a lot of fun on it. When I first got there i wasn't sure where it was. So I asked someone and he pointed the way. Watch out for the people walking their dogs.

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  • mtb2007
    ***

    This trail is fast and not very challenging. But it is a good workout if you ride it twice around and just want to get a ride in. It's about as good as you get around Memphis, except Stanhy Creek.

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  • ductus
    ***

    This trail is good for going for a quick ride that isn't really challenging. There is very limited technicality to the ride and it is short. To get anything out of it, you probably have to ride the loop at least twice consecutively. It's only about 5 miles. Beware, it's easy to rapidly come upon trail walkers/runners.

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  • yuk22319
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    Its Memphis so you take what you can get. A good trail when all you want to do is ride fast.

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