1.5 miles
Distance
431 ft
Climb
-526 ft
Descent
00:07:17
Avg time

Sharp Shin Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All
  • TTFs on trail
    Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2014

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sharp Shin Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -95 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,218 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,328 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,328 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,233 ft
  • Grade max
    -60.857%
  • Grade min
    49.304%
  • Distance climb
    3,989 ft
  • Distance down
    3,304 ft
  • Distance flat
    399 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:17
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Status:
on May 13, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Sharp Shin Trail Trail Reports

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May 13, 2016 @ 8:21pm
May 13, 2016
Mar 25, 2016 @ 6:28pm
Mar 25, 2016
Feb 1, 2016 @ 10:36am
Feb 1, 2016
Nov 9, 2015 @ 2:41pm
Nov 9, 2015
Mostly good, no tracks left in trails. These trails hold up great, even in the rain.
Oct 3, 2015 @ 8:07pm
Oct 3, 2015
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Mar 3, 2016
Sharp Shin Trail, Knoxville

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