IC King Park For Mountain Biking
The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in Tennessee.
Monday 8 August 2016 04:51 GMT
South of Knoxville, the 190 acre IC King Park has several miles of trails open to mountain biking along the Tennessee River.
The park is located off Alcoa Highway (US 129) south of Knoxville between John Sevier Highway and Maloney Road. Park at the second (northern entrance) to the Park, where the boat ramp is located.
The single-track trail leaves the northern end of the parking area between the railroad track and cove. The trails roll and weave through hardwoods, cedars, and pines. The southern section of trails consists of several loops of 1 to 2 miles. The outermost northern loop has some steep berms.
There is a new 2.8 miles of steep trail on the south side of the park via a bridge constructed by Knox County. From the trail head its about 1.5 miles to the new bridge. There are some technical switchbacks on the 5 climbs of this section (cumulative climb 800 feet).
Overall, IC King Park is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 21 mountain biking rides in Tennessee. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby IC King Park including Black Mountain, Chuck Swan Wildlife Area, Lone Mountain State Forest, Norris Watershed, Panther Creek State Park and Concord Park.