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Paul Altus Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Hey, this is a great beginner trail with some fun sections to it. The trail was built by someone who lived in the lakes apartments a few years ago and they hand out maps at the apartment office. I live in Lincoya Bay and say someone riding up out of the woods one day and they told me about it. I don't know what the trail is called, but on the map one section is called the Paul Altus section, so there you go, I'm naming it Paul Altus .. heck my name is Paul, it sounds good to me. You can use the apartment road to make a loop and even go along the bluffs to add some mileage. It's a fun little ride .. you can make about a 3 mile loop and actually has a little bit of climbing to it.
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Trail Directions
Take I-40 to the Stewarts Ferry Exit -- turn right as if you were going to Hamilton Creek -- Go one mile and turn left onto Lincoy Bay Drive -- go up hill and turn right at top of hill -- follow until you dead end into The Lakes Apartments -- turn right and circle around until you see a play ground on the right. The trail head is hear.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Donelson
   


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Review Date
June 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: M Parham ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Do not park at Lincoya Bay Apartments!!!! Nonresidential vehicles are being tagged and then a local tow company is picking up!!! Warning signs are placed at the entrance of the complex and the trail.



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Review Date
June 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Bert Simmer , from Nashville, Tennessee

Summary:
Don't let the last two messages detour your riding this hidden jewell. It's got everything in a short range, climb, singletrack, testers (not the rock - Hamilton Creek) etc .. Try it you might like it as a option ride to have something different on the east side of town.
I don't know what garbage they are talking about, but the cliffs have junk there sometimes (pick it up)

Recommended Route:
Start at the playground, the apartment office has a map too! It was very helpful.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Rock at Hamilton Creek



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Review Date
May 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: cristastrophe , from atlanta

Summary:
After reading the promising reviews of this trail, me and my brother could not help but to explore. I can not speak enough for garbage rock. The beautiful view of the lake explained why it was such a popular hangout for the local rednex. Luckily some of the discarded fishing wire helped me fix my broken toe clip. I wanted to keep exploring, but I think my brother's dog got tangled up in one of those plastic things that hold the six packs together. We rode away and vowed not to let another person ride this trail unprepared. I give this trail one tire because garbage rock helped me fix my bike.

Recommended Route:
garbage rock

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the local landfill



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Review Date
February 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Flying Dog and theTirebiter , from Nashville

Summary:
This is the trail that time forgot, but the warm Budweiser slurpin lake rats didn't. It could have potential with a month overhaul. The highlight of this trail is "Garbage Rock", a twenty foot outcropping looking over the lake which was strewn with cheap beer cans and graffitti. The previous reviews rated this a 5.0? No offense to my knobby brethren but they must have submited long ago. Right now this trail is not worthy of the tire. My brotha came in from out of town for a ride, and after I took him to this "5 star" trail, he started talking about becoming a "roady" after 20 minutes, I had to smack him. I give it a four for just barely existing.

Recommended Route:
Don't go here!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Your backyard, anywhere else. Stick to Lock 4, Hamilton Creek, Fairview, and look forward to Montgomery Bell(Don't forget to hit "The Perfect Pig" on the way back).



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Review Date
June 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Mike Belmont , from Nashville, TN

Summary:
Im glad i found this trail, its close to home and i had no idea it was here. I went to the apartment office the day before and yes they do have maps available. Its a short run down to the first fork in the trail, go to the left here and work your way down to the old paved road, a right turn takes you just a short distance right to the waters edge. Turn left and its an easy peddle ot the opposite end of this paved road, take a left turn to go around the cove. This is where there is a big problem. A massive amount of trees are now blocking your way around the cove, and there's no other way around. you will have to turn left and head up the hill to the back side of the lakes apartments, i really wanted to take the long way on this trail, as on the map it looks like a good distance and would bring you out at lincoya bay apartments. Im going to make this my daily trail ride, hope to see some of you out enjoying this trail. I would say this is a fairly easy trail and great for someone just starting to get there legs, it does have some of everything, just watch out for all the roots in one section, take your time and wear your helmet.

Recommended Route:
Go in at the playground.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I rode Hamilton Creek last year once, its real tough if this is your first time on a mountain bike, but fun too.



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