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Herb Parsons St ate lake

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

The trail starts on the leeve of the lake on the right side of the park looking at the lake. It is a all single track lap very tight in places, very techniclal for Memphis. The trail will stay pretty muddy after a good rain. There is a word of caution to stay on the trail and not wander off onto the archery range for obvious reasons. The trail is easy to follow in most places, you will leave the woods one time back onto the blacktop take a left here go 40 or 50 yds and reenter the woods. Lots of fun and lots of posion ivy so enjoy
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Latitude
35.13422917289252
Longitude
-89.62800979614258
Trail Directions
This trail is at Herb Parsons State Lake, it is located in Fayette Co.just outside the Shelby Co line. Leaving Memphis from I 40 East get off at Germantown Rd exit South bound. Go apporx. 4 mi to Macon rd ( redlight) take a left, you'll stay on that rd for quite a ways. You'll go throough the small town of Cordova and Fisherville at the 3 way stop stay straight on through Fisherville still on Macon. You will pass a county fire sta. on your right hand side( point of interest for me I'm a fireman) keep going
Trail Length
6 miles approx
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Memphis
   


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Review Date
September 1, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: hardtailharry29 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Flat fast singletrack

Recommended Route:
Clockwise starting across levee; not sure what color markers to follow when so check trail map (unlike me).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stanky Creek
Wolf River trails
Tour de Wolf



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Review Date
February 26, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tempest33b ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good trail. Rides well. Best thing about this trail is that it is fast. Good general trail, nothing to get excited about... it is in west tennessee after all.

Recommended Route:
Go counter clockwise. start going over the levee

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fred Young Bike Park... much better trail, more technical but much more fun.



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Review Date
December 18, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: zoothslooth ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
For the area, it is a great trail. It can challenge advanced riders by being mildly technical but fast and it can also be a great novice trail for those looking for something a little more challenging than the Tour de Wolf. I usually do two full laps. The trail had some serious damage early this year (tornado??) but some very giving people have rebuilt and rerouted the trail and improved what was already an awesome trail.

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise like most have said. I take the extension loop and usually do two laps. I average around 45mins per lap. It is such a great place to do some time trials. I LOVE HERB'S.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harvester Park in Lakeland is a fun, even more techincal short trail. Great if you've only got 30 mins to ride. Probably has the steepest short climbs in the area.



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Review Date
July 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: ajcotner ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is in pretty good shape right now. It has a recent addition bringing it up to around 7 miles. Go down and behind the dam on the right and then stay right for the added distance. Nice ride with lots of opportunities to go fast. A few logs to ride around, or over, might slow some down. A few jumps or climb down areas to deal with as well. I haven't noticed much poison ivy on the trails (use germ-x on exposed skin as soon as I'm done just to be safe). Watch out for ticks though, bad this year.

Recommended Route:
Start off down the dam or behind it on the right. Want more trail, stay right. Want less, stay left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
IH Managerial Park, Tour de Wolf (Shelby Farms)



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Review Date
July 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: aray182 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Overall, a good trail to ride. We rode the trail for about six miles. The trail has a lot of poison ivy and roots, and a lot of moderate inclines and twists. About a 20 minute ride from the Memphis City Limit. The trail is cut back in most places, although i still got poison ivy, and the roots are marked with yellow paint in the beginning. If you like a bunch of curves, you'll like this dirt trail.

Recommended Route:
We rode counter-clockwise from the parking lot, but do not have a preference.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wolf River Trails, Germantown Greenbelt



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