Shutes Branch Mountain Bike Trail
Located within the old U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Shutes Branch Campground, the Shutes Branch Mountain Biking Trail has something for every type of mountain bike rider. The parking area and trail entrance is located at the top of the campground entrance hill on the left side of the road. Beginning on the sidewalk and marked with an informational kiosk and bench, the initial 2.5 miles of the nearly 8-mile serpentine trail is considered to be a great warm-up or simply a great ride for beginners. With numerous rocks, short ledges, and tight turns the next 4+ miles of trail are great for more technical riders and is considered to be a good challenge for honing in on your skills. New and existing trail is being cut and maintained by the Friends of Shutes Branch (a mountain biking interest group). Eventually, the mountain bike trail will be 8 - 9 miles one way. To learn more about the Friends of Shutes Branch and their scheduled work days visit their blog at: http://shutesbranchmtb.blogspot.com/.
Driving Directions (from Nashville, TN)
Take highway 70/Hermitage Ave southeast out of downtown Nashville. Continue onto Lebanon Pike for 10.3 miles. Turn left onto Andrew Jackson Parkway and drive 0.7 miles. Continue straight for 2.5 miles on Saundersville Road. Turn right onto Needmore Road and drive 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Shutes Branch Road and drive 0.1 miles. The trail parking area is located at the top of hill on the left.
Latitude-Longitude Coordinates of Parking Area