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Tour de Wolf

Average Rating:    (3.65 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Site of 1999 AMBC Finals!!! Site of biggest mountain bike race in Tennessee. Rolling terrain, with a few climbs (not too tough) and some fast descents. Water crossings after heavy rains. Be careful. Beautiful wooded areas with open fields and a short fireroad section. Dry creek bed is popular spot for race watchers.
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Latitude
35.100810518502904
Longitude
-89.81494903564453
Trail Directions
In Shelby Farms. Take I-240 to Walnut Grove and go east towards Cordova / Germantown. Pass through light and Walnut Grove and Humphreys Blvd. On your right, you will see soccer fields, a BMX track, and trailheads to the Wolf River trails. Make a left at stop light and go right to enter. Park by Patriot Lake and climb paved road to trailhead.
Trail Length
5+ miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Memphis
   


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Review Date
August 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: NOLABike ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Scoured the MTBR for good Memphis trails and this one seemed like a good choice! First off, if you click the map, the mappoint is not anywhere near the trail head. In fact, the trailhead is not even on the map when you click it. Follow the written directions and don't use the clickable map!

As for the trail - it is a pretty well maintained trail. I am from Louisiana and we have no real hills here so I was expecting some more hill training. There was a bit but not a generous amount. As for technical aspects, there were very few technical stretches and most were limited to the winding nature of the path in places. Not any real drops or highly technical areas. About half of the ride involves open field on well-worn paths.

The trails are obvious, but not clearly marked as to direction and there are many decisions which create riding excitement, but also two-way traffic issues. Be careful as we encountered riders coming at us even though we approached trail signs that left us with the impression that we were riding in the correct direction.

All in all, it is a nice ride mostly around a hard-packed, well-worn path that is not all that difficult or challenging. I really enjoyed the ride but it is sold as a bit more varied and challenging than it actually is (from my experience.)

For any South Louisiana riders - it is about on par with the Spillway but easily more well maintained.



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Review Date
July 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Haliganfd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
time to add a new review. this trail is not very difficult as far as tech is concerned. but it is a very fast trail and can give a very good cardio work out. trail is about 7 miles. there is a mix of open field single track and wooded areas. there is a dog area in the back of the park so watch out for dogs off leashes. this trail also can dry very quickly. so dont worroy about rain. a few hours after a rain it is still very fast in most parts.

Recommended Route:
start at the top of the paved road behind the ranger station near the big lake on the south side of the park. at the top of the road you will see a single dirt track off of one side. this begins the trail. you will come to a fire road at the bottom of q long down hill. keep to the left and go back up the steep hill climb. the you will come to another fire road continue to the left and you will see another single track to the right, drop back into the trail there. once in the dog area, you have two options. go to the left or right of the lake.if you go to the right up the gravel road you will see a sgin that drects you back into the trail in the woods. once out of the woods on the other side stay to the left again. after about another mile you wil again come back out to the fire road. stay on it all the way back to the big lake by the ranger station. then follow it to the north as it goes around the lake. have fun. this can be rode in about 30 to 45 minutes.



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Review Date
September 20, 2004

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: mountainbikingchick ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I am a 47 year old female. I am new to mountain biking--I've only had my bike since February and trail riding is limited....that said--I must recommend the Tour De Wolf. It is not super long, but it does have some really fun stuff. I find the "wash outs, mud pits and erosion" to really add to the fun. I have gone from being scared of riding to riding with abandon and the tour de wolf has some spots that can throw you for a loop if you let it. Yes, it has a lot of monotonous single track but the 'woods' part is really fun. I like the fact that it is not manicured and every time you go there is something different due to rain and other riders.



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Review Date
July 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Resource Ranger Doug , from Memphis

Summary:
Go to V.C. then to top of hill, bear right and down the hill... course goes clock wise. "The Swamp" and uphill is CLOSED with the new trail going around and across Beaver Lake Dam. Also, as you enter AREA 12 'dog off leash area' out by the apartments, the new course goes across the dam so as to avoid the uphill and down hill 'grand canyon' and dogs off leash. New signs are in the works.

Recommended Route:
PLACE ALL COMMENTS ONTO THE (PRESS YOUR "BACK" BUTTON) TdW "RENEWED AND IMPROVED" TRAIL REVIEW :) THE TRAIL HAS BEEN IMPROVED AND HAS A LOT OF NEW THINGS AND EVEN THE RACERS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE CHANGES. ITS BEEN MADE HARDER AND MORE "TECHNICAL" FOR "FLAT LANDERS", BUT OH WELL THE FACE OF THE COURSE IS BETTER...



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Review Date
May 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Resource Ranger Doug , from Memphis, TN

Summary:
The trail is under A MAJOR Re-routing and Reclamation Project. Please follow new trail cuts and avoid any other cuts that are closed. Without knowing and at the old speeds, it can get you hurt by running into barbed wire from a fence relocation or trail closing tactics (sorry). The NEW TRAIL CUTS add to the difficulty, is totally ridable and adds about a mile more to the course. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SEEN REMOVING BARRIERS AND CAN RISK PROSECUTION FOR THIS. PLEASE USE TO THE NEW TRAIL...

Recommended Route:
Go to V.C. then to top of hill, bear right and down the hill... course goes clock wise. "The Swamp" and uphill is CLOSED with the new trail going around and across Beaver Lake Dam. Also, as you enter AREA 12 'dog off leash area' out by the apartments, the new course goes across the dam so as to avoid the uphill and down hill 'grand canyon' and dogs off leash. New signs are in the works.



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