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Concord park

Average Rating:    (3.81 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 21

the trails are really easy and not technical, but they are fast and fun, and offer a few climbs that get your heart pumping. there is one great downhill that goes by the river.
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Latitude
35.8637696916967
Longitude
-84.12656307220459
Trail Directions
off of 75/40, get on pellissippi parkway and head towards alcoa and the airport. get off on the northshore drive exit and turn right. go for a few miles, until you see concord park. it is right after the golf course, and there is a big parking lot on the right visible from the road. also, there are tennis courts across the street. park in the lot, and the trail is up to the right by the fence. it says eagles nest trail. its a loop. there is also a trail across the parking lot, that simply opens into the forest. it is not marked, so just ride across the little driveway road that brought you in, and ride at the edge of that forest until you find it.
Trail Length
2-3 miles on each trail
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Knoxville
   


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Review Date
March 6, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There was nothing easy about this trail. We tried the easiest one and had to walk our bikes up hills that were too steep to climb. Other trails were very technical. Not complaining , we still had fun, just wanted to correct the part about being easy.



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Review Date
September 1, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Fred Kirchner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This review is about the part of Concord Park that lies east of the marina. It used to be a great park for walkers and hikers. Not any more. Since the Knox County Parks Dept. has allowed recreational and mountain bikers to use the narrow trails of this park, it has become unusable for pedestrians. Bikers and pedestrians cannot co-exist on these single-track trails. You cannot even walk these trails side-by-side. So if a biker approaches a walker from behind he will create a dangerous situation for both himself and the the pedestrian unless the pedestrian quickly get out of the way or unless the biker dismounts and walks his bike past the pedestrian. In several years of hiking these trails, I have never met a biker who does not insist on having the right of way forcing me to jump aside and let him pass. What if I refuse to yield my right of way and the biker runs into me causing bodily injury? Who is going to pay for a very expensive medical evacuation and subsequent lawsuit?



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Review Date
November 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kyle ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Concord can be split up into two sections; East and West. Both have a lot of short climbs and descents.

The East Side trails can be accessed at the trailhead which is at the corner of the parking lot. These trails are good for beginners and intermediates. Once you get off of the main loop, you will see typical singletrack. It may be tough for beginners, but regular mountain bikers will have an enjoyable ride. There are some wash-outs, roots, and switchbacks to enjoy on the East Side.

The West Side is across the street from the parking lot. It is pretty rooty and definitely more technical than the East Side. There are a bunch of switch-backs and they often have roots involved. You will have to cross a road when you are on this trail, but just keep going straight. This trail is a lot of fun and a little over 2 miles.

Recommended Route:
Beginners and Beginner/Intermediate level should explore the East Side. There are a lot of trails on the East Side, so get a map and be creative.

Intermediate and better riders should get over on the West Side. You can start by entering the woods right across the street or kind of ride a little path to the left that also enters the woods. IMHO, I think the second option (little path to the left) is the designed trail route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Haw Ridge (once you have sharpened your skills at Concord)
A bunch of short trails near downtown Knoxville.



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Review Date
April 18, 2010

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: hondaph00l ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I want to update the reviews with a more current opinion of the trail at Concord Park. First there are two different trails one on the east side immediately adjacent to the parking lot and another on the west side of the road that leads to the marina. The primary trail is the east side version now marked by a nice trail head sign from the local AMBC club. There are four main trails on this side, a red feeder that does a full loop through, a blue trail, silver trail and river trail. The red is just a basic feeder that loops up and around and gets you to the main trails. The silver is nice trail with a couple nice smaller climbs and some fast stretches. The blue trail is seems shorter than the silver and is a bit more vegetation but a similar trail to that of the silver. The river stretch is just a short trail that branches off the red feeder maybe 300ft in and winds down the river until you reach the top of the silver entry point. Altogether these trails are great, not very hard but still fun to ride. Ive ridden in UT, CO and MI and still enjoy this trail a lot. The west side trail across the street from the parking lot is just a short, rooty, up and down warm up/cool down loop. Its not long or spectacular by any means but I usually ride it after Im done riding around the main side and still wanting to spin some more.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Other trails in the area include Haw Ridge(fantastic ride), IC King closer in to town and newer Hasty park trail. If you are looking for info on riding in this area check out the local club, Appalachian Mountain Bike Club at http://www.ambc-sorba.org/. They have info about these trails and the ones currently in the works.



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Review Date
July 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mdb1974 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great single track for a city ride. Not a destination. Would not call it beginner (the beginners I have taken did not have much fun) but definitely not technical. There are few climbs the long ones not much more than a hundred yards. The east loops are the best by far with new trails being put in all the time (I would say 10 miles or more on the east side). Beautiful in the fall with some nice trail along the ridge. Reasonable old hardwood forest, if you are lucky you may run across some dear.

Watch out for dogs as people don't usually keep them on their leashes. I was bit once, but that dog was on a leash.



P.S. A 3ft drop has just been added, there seems to be new stuff almost every time I go. The new additions seem to be much faster with more banking etc.

Recommended Route:
East side, don't bother with the west

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I.C. King, don't worry about the queens.



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