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Collins River Nature Trail

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

I like this trail because it starts on a ridge that runs along the river. It has a few downhills and lots of good rough terrain
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Latitude
35.800550841303604
Longitude
-85.6332778930664
Trail Directions
Located in Rock Island State park. It is a 1/2 mile past the damn right acrss the street from the TVA power station.
Trail Length
4.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
McMinnville
   


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Review Date
April 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: codydog1133 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Short and smooth which allows you to really fly, but be aware that the are usually a few hikers on the trail too. This is a great trail if you happen to be in the area or live near by. There are a few homemade stunts and jumps along the way that make it fun. This is a great trail for beginners since there are not too many hills, roots, and rocks.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fall Creek Falls Upper Loop



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Review Date
December 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: whatafall ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:

The 'Nature Trail' is easy and smooth with occasional rocks or roots to dodge and some small climbs. Great 'out n back' while you are in the area kayaking or camping or for a short day after Fall Creek Falls.

There are now many improvised 'stunts' along the way if you keep your eyes peeled: log-rides or stacks to climb as well as some small jumps built along the straight sections. These may rot or be re-shaped over time but I ride each several times each lap to liven it up.


Recommended Route:
Either way - then make sure to turn and go back the other way to make it worthwhile. The jumps along the lake are for 'clockwise'.

Beginners often prefer the clockwise direction (starting left) as the hill will be more open instead of single-track.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ampitheater Trail if it's gets ridden again.
Moonshine Trails is next to it - too short unless you are there.

Otherwise go to Fall Creek Falls for the 13 mi 'overnight loop' - long, isolated, rooty, and fast.



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Review Date
November 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: lslug ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trail is short but fun. Don't drive to Rock Island specifically for this trail but if in the area bring your bike. If there are no hikers you can really let loose and fly on this trail but have to do multiple loops for a decent workout. If you want to get a tough workout do a loop and then ride the road down to the swimming area and climb back up, STEEP.





Recommended Route:
Fun either direction.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fall Creek Falls trails.



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Review Date
November 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JON , from Cookevill

Summary:
Short trail. The single track is good. Not very technical. There is a lot of potential here though. I figured it was at least 3.0 miles. Riding it a few times will get you warmed up good. I wouldn't spend much time on this trail. Leave it for the beginners and the nature lovers. Work on the Amplitheater trail and develop it into an awesome ride for the advanced.

Recommended Route:
Located about 25 miles from Cookeville. Take 111 south through Sparta and toward McMinnville. Turn right when you see the Rock Island sign (just past the second bridge you pass over). Stop at the check-in to get a map of the entire area.



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Review Date
May 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Alan , from McMinnville

Summary:
Nice, well gromed trail. This trail is 2.5-3.0 miles long. Has short sections of single track, with longer flat sections along the river. Nice trail to take a beginner or go as fast as you can to get a work out. It is a bit short. If I had to drive over 25 miles to this trail, which I dont, I would be disapointed.



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