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Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +785/ -908 ft
Total: 30 riders

Mountain Biking Urban Wilderness South Loop

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#3 of 203 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#188 in the world

South loop is a cobbled together circuit connected to and by all the area riding venues. Start at any point you wish and go either way, and you'll wind up where you started as long as you follow the arrow head signs, and blazes and street stencils. The course is made up of mostly single track, connected with some streets and pathway, and a bit of double track, and a good stream ford. There's a wealth of verity, from river side to tough hill climbs. The whole area is networked enough that you may take other options for short cuts or more technical challenges, and many areas to explore along the way.

First added by Bubblehead10MM on Oct 29, 2014. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Downtown Knoxville take the Gay Street bridge south across the river. Stay straight to Seviere Avenue for almost a mile. Turn left onto Island Home Avenue. Take the third right to stay on Island Home Avenue (you'll see pointed pillars on each side of the road, that's the community of Island Home, don't enter there, but this is where you turn). You'll cross train tracks, stay left on Island Home and you'll arrive. Ijams Nature Center main office is the first entrance to your left. The bike trails are a little further up the road on your right just over the train tracks again. The parking lot says "Meade's Quarry" Trials.
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Mike Cannady (on Oct 1, 2019)
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Open (on Mar 1, 2024)
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Q: What is the new trail opening Wednesday in Knoxville,Tn.
A: I think you are referring to the "Devil's Racetrack" but I am having trouble finding site only videos.