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Hamilton Creek

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 120

3.3 mile lakeside trail (with more to come) with a 7 mile Pinnacle trail on the other side of the road (connected via a connector trail and tunnel under the road). There are plenty of challenging area's with rock gardens, tree crossings and several climbs. Beginners will have a challenge first time, but will learn each trip. This is a great trail to hone in on your skills. One of the favorites in the area.
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Latitude
36.105289020424315
Longitude
-86.62479400634765
Trail Directions
From Nashville: Take I-40 east to Stewart's Ferry Pike exit. Right off the exit ramp...this will be Bell Road. Sign will be on right, but park entrance is actually on left.
Trail Length
8.5 total miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Nashville
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Review Date
September 2, 2014

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Darrell ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'm an occasional trial rider and I did not like this course. Apparently it has not been kept well because I only saw two signs on the entire course. The routes are not easy to determine and you can get turned around easily. With all the rocks I do not recommend that beginners try this if there is any amount of moisture. The trail head map labeled it as a 2.4 mi but I was in there for at least 5 miles. I would try again but only with a map and extra dry conditions.



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Review Date
September 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JimmyT ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I consider myself an experienced rider but not in the best shape of my life, and I loved this trail. Technical riding but no crazy long and steep hill climbs (save it for spin class).
Even though one side is called novice and one advanced, they are both about the same level of difficulty IMO.

Recommended Route:
Rode almost all of it in about 3 hours, not sprinting through it but enjoying myself. Started at the east trailhead which is nicely maintained. The map says the west trailhead is closed but you can still park there, there are just no facilities.



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Review Date
July 18, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I did the shorter of the two sides, it was just over 5 miles. Plenty of rocks, roots and trees. You better be prepared for a technical ride. Not for beginners or the weak of heart. It was all I could handle but then I'm not an accomplished rider. I'll do it again, gotta get easier the more you do it, need to find the right line to take. Be prepared to walk the bike on occasion.. The trail is well marked, pretty easy to follow. Have fun and enjoy!!

Recommended Route:
Follow the signs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jones Mill in Long Hunter State Park. Cane Ridge in Antioch.



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Review Date
July 10, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John.M ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have ridden this trail a couple of times, and I have to say it is a great time. There are quite a few rocks - much more than I am used to - but not too much that it is not rideable by average to higher skilled riders. Given that, I do have to walk a couple of places. As long as you pick a good line, you'll be ok.

The path/direction is pretty easy to follow, and there are shortcuts that will get you back to the trailhead.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chickasaw Trace - 1 hour south, near Columbia. Much more of a XC trail (less technical). Montgomery Bell - 45 minutes or so west.



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Review Date
June 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jscusmcvet ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow, great trail. Just got back from riding this trail. If you like tight, twisty, rooty and lots of rocks, you will love this trail. It had many technical obstacles, mostly utilizing natural terrain features, as in rock formations. I was pretty happy that I cleared most of them. I rode both sides in a counter clockwise direction. Can not really say if it would have been better clockwise, as it seemed to have an equal number of up obstacles and down obstacles. It is easy to see that if you are a great rider you could hit some very cool drops off rock ledges. I rode most of them, but I ride them, not launch off them.

I parked on the lakeside and that allowed a nice warm up before crossing under the road and hitting the much harder Pinnacle trail. That trail really tested my technical abilities and that was great. IF you are not into technical riding, stay on the lake side and enjoy well designed beginner level and low intermediate level trail and obstacles.

Nice work trailbuilders!



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