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Sharp Shin Trail

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 3.8 (10)

The Sharp Shin Trail is skinny and has short steep sections that will challenge your bike handling.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

1,321' 403 m

High

1,225' 373 m

Low

240' 73 m

Up

327' 100 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

The trailhead is about 200' downhill from the first pull off on Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park Drive. Sharp Shin runs from the east end of Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park to the end of the road at the west end of the park. Although this trail is just a little over a mile long it is very challenging both technically and physically.

Sharp Shin is 95% hand built by volunteer labor from The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. It took over 1000 hours and 2 years to finish. Steep side slopes made trail building difficult but make the ride challenging and interesting.

Sharp's Ridge drains very well. It's a great alternative to Knoxville Urban Wilderness Trail System - South Loop after rain or freeze/thaw.

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Shared By:

Randy Conner

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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#226

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#10,576

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Photos

Knight Fall jump line.
Jan 18, 2016 near Knoxville, TN
Knight Fall Trail launching pad.
Jan 18, 2016 near Knoxville, TN
Overlooking Knoxville from the west end of the park.
Nov 2, 2014 near Knoxville, TN

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Sep 15, 2022
Taylor Ball
May 19, 2018
Sam Speed
May 19, 2018
David Densmore
Apr 25, 2017
Bill Spierdowis
With Andy Hampton and group. rode about 2 hours total. legs were dead! 1mi
May 17, 2015
Hilary Gallegos
80 degrees with lite drizzel fir 10 minures. n. the trail was in good condition and lightly used. we saw 4 other mtbr. highly recommend the new dow... 8mi — 1h 20m