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Rotary Park

Average Rating:    (3.48 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

The trail is somewhat hilly and technical. Roots and rocks here and there. There is a creek also.
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Latitude
33.13755119234614
Longitude
-87.5390625
Trail Directions
The park is down the road from K-Mart on Madison St. off exit 11. There is a sign leading into park. Don't ride in wet conditions!
Trail Length
various
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Clarksville
   


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Review Date
September 26, 2010

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: hammermtb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has flourished under the care of myself and a riding friend. We have put many man hours to develop some very good switchbacks that allow a rider to maintain control and speed whether traveling up or downhill. We recently (this week) added a portion of trail in order to make use of a pre-existing trail that was ignored due to its original design, thus extending the trail some half mile or so. This trail is used by many for hiking, running, and biking, and hikers/walkers do have the right of way. We have taken great care to ensure the "Jewel of Clarksville" continues to grow and become more user-friendly. All in all, there are about 6 miles of trails to ride, which may grow if more land grants/purchases take place. The Rotary Park Trail Maintenance Team works on the trails almost every sunday in the afternoons. Volunteers are welcome to show up with no tools; however, we do ask that you do not take to making your own trails. Keeping this trail in its "natural" form is what makes the trail what it is. Please come out and ride it. You will be glad that you did. We can be contacted through the local bike shop, The Bicycle Center, if anyone has questions about trail maintenance days.

Recommended Route:
Start at the lower parking lot and follow the creek to the old barn (roughly 0.86 miles) and hang a right. Follow that trail until you come to a fork, and take a left into switchback heaven. From there, just explore...its a great time.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Montgomery Bell, Loch 4



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Review Date
March 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JSMCMINN ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
this is becoming a great local trail, especial if you dont have time to drive somewhere. i have been riding it for a little over 6 years now, and this trail has taken a change for the best. it really has turned around in the past 2 years. "Friends of Rotary" has done a great job. the trails are pretty smooth for the most part, the new ones are still being broke in. theres not a lot of mileage, but there are different loops which you can turn into a pretty fun ride. its mainly XC, but there are some short moderate climbs and decents which can be fun. a few cool jumps and a new log pyramid helps out a little too. i hear signs should be going up and also a map should be coming out sometime to help out, but its hard to get lost here. a great place to ride after work during the week.

Recommended Route:
no certain way, i always mix it up. there are 2 new primary loops on the left of the road when entering, and a new trail in the back by the boyscout bridge. dont forget about the trail on the right side of the road when you enter rotary also. i always park at the first parking lot on the left when entering the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
if you have time to drive monty bell, LBL, HC, or lock 4.



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Review Date
September 6, 2006

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: cgclark10 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
In November of 2005 Rotary Park took a direct hit from a strong F2 tornado. It bounced all around the park doing damage in several areas. The park was closed until August of 2006. During that time, the county hired loggers to remove a lot of the debris and damaged trees. They cut logging roads that destroyed a lot of the trail network. Friends of Rotary Park is working hard to get some old trails reopened and new trails built. Currently between 1 to 2 miles of singletrack has been reopened or built. All new trial is built using IMBA specifications.

Recommended Route:
Upon entering the park, you will find Pavilion I on the left. This is currently the starting point for all of the new trail. When facing the pavilion, the trailhead for the small loop is on the left. This loop is approximately 1 mile long and loops back around to Pavilion I. There are no signs up yet so once on the trail, keep going right. Across the street from Pavilion I is another trailhead. This trail will take you to Pavilion II. The trail is less than a mile long but will eventually be part of a larger loop. As of today, half of it is not completely clear for bike use. It should be open by October. Both of these trails are/will be similar to trails found in Montgomery Bell State Park. I am basing my review below only upon the trail that is currently open and rebuilt.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Montgomery Bell State Park and Canal Loop in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area.



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Review Date
August 31, 2006

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: sgthuddleston ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
just found this trail after long searching here in clarksville..im new..but i loved it some places need a weed eater taken to it but im down for that if there are any trail improvement days please let me know



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Review Date
June 8, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hyneso ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I wish someone local had updated the review section and mentioned the park is CLOSED until further notice. I travel all over the SE and rely on this site to pick a spot to ride after a long day on the road. Park is chained and off limits!!

Recommended Route:
Closed



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