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Higher Ground Trail

Average Rating:    (4.09 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 34

Single track with plenty of climbs and some great down hills, creek crossings, and tech area. Something for all levels of riders. Over 4 miles of trail with more being add, eventually we hope to have 8 to 10 miles of trail.
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Latitude
35.82681696087999
Longitude
-86.99886560440063
Trail Directions
From Franklin:65S. to Peytonsville Rd.exit, turn right. Go to stop light (HWY 431)turn right. Go 3/4mile turn left on Henpeck lane. Go 2 1/4miles to deadend turn left. Go 100yds,take a right on Coleman rd. Go 3 miles to deadend, turn left. Go 3 miles to Perkins rd. turn right. Go 1.8miles and look for Deer Run retreat center sign on left. turn in and go to bottom of hill and park. Trail starts back up drive where sign indicated trail.
Trail Length
3miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Franklin
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Review Date
March 4, 2007

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: hkt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
needs to have leaves raked, can barley see trail, needs to be marked better, if you want to go just to mess around this is your place, at the top the trail to the bottom is fun although it takes only 2 min, looks as if it isn't ridden much

Recommended Route:
the jumps

Other recommended trails in the same area:
monty bell is amazing



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Review Date
June 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: CU-Murph ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great small trail system. The ramps they had next to the trail head has been replaced with a ridable ewok ramp. you can still get air on it, but now you can at least ride down the other side. The log ride is still open (ride at your own risk!) but the longer log and ewok combo is closed.

Like the owner said in the prevoious post, they are doing needed work to the trail. The red (advanced) trail has lots of downed trees and isn't worth riding right now. With them putting in the new lake the access trail from the trail head in now a bull dozer road. You'll have to look hard up to the right to see the trail now. They're rerouting the yellow trail around the lake. Watch out for tools laying right next to the trail!

Defintely going to be worth coming back in the Fall and see what they've been able to fet done.

Recommended Route:
I like doing the yellow loop once each direction. Until the connector trail from the trail head is fixed I would ride down form the parking lot on the road till you see the field on the left. Trail goes along the fence, left goes back into the woods and right crosses a stream. Follow it either way. Trail is pretty well marked with biking signs. It does get confusing when you get to the lake, the loop overlaps itself for a sort while. Its easiest ot follow the trail to the right side of the lake. Once you come back around the lake, you'll know where to go if you ride the whole yellow loop again in the other direction.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chickasaw Trace, Hamilton Creek, Montgomery Bell.



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Review Date
June 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jkstumpjumper ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We have cut in new trail around to the camp water treatment plant so the trail should be easier to follow. Thanks for your putting up with the interuption of the trail. We are also doing some much needed maintance work on existing trails so hopefully things will be much better the rest of the summer. All trails should be clearly marked and trails will be clear. John



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Review Date
September 17, 2004

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: flow86 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good, good trails, hope they continue to a distance to what they have so far. If you go, look for the gully section just up from the parking lot, its my favorate section, except for the long downhill. Should be ok by sat. to ride.

Recommended Route:
I like riding in a figure 8



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Review Date
August 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tc1212 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trail for every skill level. Girlfriend busted butt on advanced jump but she'll live to ride again. Bridges, good climbs, jumps, and fast downhills all on one loop. What more could you ask for? Owner (John) was very freindly and on top of things. Trail was a little overgrown but he was taking care of the problem while we rode. Good Times!!

Recommended Route:
Follow the signs!! Watch out for that ramp it will get ya. Ask Abby!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lock 4



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