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Wears Bend

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This trail is owned by the Tellico Reservoir Development agency. It is a 2000-acre tract of land which has approximately 12 miles of interconnecting trails. It is also used by people to ride horses. For more info, check Tom Dugan's site http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dunigan/mtnbike/index.html
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Trail Directions
Take I-75 south into Loudon County and get off at exit 72. Turn left onto 72 and drive 15.8 miles to Highway 411. Turn left onto North 411 and drive 5.1 miles to the intersection of 411/East Tellico Parkway/Highway 72 (again). Turn left onto East Tellico Parkway and drive 1.9 miles to Morganton Cemetery Road. Turn left onto Morganton Cemetery Road (this road does not have a street sign marking it; it is directly across from a sign that reads "TWDA Boat Dock Morganton") and drive .2 mile to the parking area. Ride approximately 100 yards or so up Morganton Cemetery Road and take the trail on the left.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
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Review Date
October 6, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: remy123 ,  Cross Country Rider

This is my little private honey spot. This trail is great for a fast paced workout in some undiscovered Tennessee scenery. The trail starts as a dirt double track that is a quicksand pit for the first 1/4 mile in rainy weather. Don't let it put you off. Trails split off into the woods and connect with old farm roads--the kind from my childhood in the country; sunken between banks lined with big hardwoods. You spin along these for miles, occasionally slanting off into the woods. Some of these offshoots run down to the lake.

Keep track of where the turnoffs are--mark it with a rock or something--I got lost in here one day when a thunderstorm came up. The trail went from dry to 3 inches of water in 15 minutes. It was spectacular and memorable, but I passed the same point on the trail 4 times before I figured out what I'd done wrong.

This is a great ride in a different way from the mountains I usually climb. Enjoy!

Recommended Route:
Go in and wander around.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None that I know about.

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