This trail system easily connects with the North Boundary Trail, less than 2 miles on Blair Rd connects to the Wheat Trail.It's mostly rolling gravel roads that drain well, with a few connecting singletracks.
There were a few trails that were not accessible when we GPSed this trail system for the book. Enjoy the trails.
This trail system didn't make it in the book, it's one we rode after the fact. This is a great trail system to ride when conditions are wet since it's mostly gravel roads. Wheat is a singletrack trail and McKinney and Gallaher are foot traffic only. When you want just a nice flat ride, go for the Quarry Trail. Enjoy!
Feb 2012 Update — just added a 1.3 mile wooded, singletrack to the east end.
This update features 2.8 miles of new trail. The Ross Marble trail is finished but the Burnett Ridge Trail should be completed late spring 2013. Map also includes the 2 mile trail that winds through Marie Myers Park linking Ross Marble with William Hastie Natural Area, part of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness Trail System.
Optional 30 mile ride: when I only have time for a short ride, this is one of my favorite options.
Follow cue sheet to 16.2 miles which finds you at the corner of Hansard and Loyston. Turn L on Loyston, then R onto Bull Run. Bull Run will become Clark at the intersection of Hill St, continue straight on Clark, you are now back on the cue sheet at mile 37. Continue with cue sheet directions back to the start location. This is a great short cut when you want a shorter ride.
New road to explore:
Follow cue sheet to 13.3 miles then bear L to stay on Sunset Heights which will connect with Cooper Rd. Turn L on Copper Rd to the Stop Sign at South Carter School Rd and turn R. You are now at 17.2 miles on the cue sheet. Continue with route.
This section of Sunset Heights offers a nice downhill to Cooper Rd.