Haw Ridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member susy1313
N 36° 00.016 W 084° 11.100
16S E 753740 N 3987643
Quick Description: Lots of variety in this great trail system. Roots, rocks, dropoffs to the lake, bridges, etc. provide stimulation for the more advance rider. Easier throughfares around the lake give the beginners something to do. From I40, take 162 North toward Oak Ridge (Pellissippi Parkway). After crossing Melton Hill Lake take the first exit to TN 170, Edgemoor Rd heading east.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/10/2006 4:58:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMGZ2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member huggy_d1
Views: 39

Long Description:
Haw Ridge Park, across the lake from Bull Run steam plant, offers a variety of trails and former jeep roads for the hiker, trail runner, or experienced mountain biker. The 780-acre Park was a playground for jeeps and motorcycles until it was closed to motorized vehicles in the winter of 1987. Now it is a mountain biker's playground, offering roller-coaster like trails. The only entrance fee is the climb over Haw Ridge that greets you at each entry point. The west entrance is most popular but rocky for the first half mile. Once inside the park, you can test your thighs on steep, technical climbs, or test your nerves on descents with gradients in excess of 70 percent. Some trail sections have rocks, roots, and ruts. There are some scenic and relaxing 7.5 miles single-track trails along the shore of the lake, and if you would rather push than pedal, you can ride the trails along the western two thirds of the ridge line. Trail signs are color coded (green easy, blue intermediate, black hard.
See website for trail map and detailed trail info. Trails are closed for several weekends in the fall for hunting
Trail Name: Haw Ridge

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Web Link to trail map (if available): [Web Link]

Short description of trail: Not listed

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