4,213 ft
Distance
146 ft
Climb
-237 ft
Descent
1,907 ft
High Point

Mountain Express Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Tannery Knobs Bike Park
    Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Mountain Express is the region's first purpose-built flow gravity trail and has been optimized for one-way directional riding. The trail does have a couple of sections that require some pedaling, but overall it rewards riders that can keep their momentum throughout the trail.

From the start, you'll gain speed easily as you ride the first two bermed turns and a rock armored section. The trail straightens out to pass over a rock wall. The rock wall is really a thing of beauty and is hard to appreciate how much work went into it because you ride over it so quickly. Once you ride by a narrowish pass just beyond the rock wall, the trail starts to feature a series of fun doubles and bermed turns. This section has a nice natural wall turn as the trail turns back up slightly from the bottom of a large drain. From there, you'll more find a few more doubles until the trail elevation turns back up briefly into an intersection where you can either continue around the lower part of the knobs by taking Panorama or begin your ascent via Chairlift up to 'Hub C'.

Like all the trails at Tannery Knobs, you'll see trail qualifiers within the first one hundred yards of each trail. Trail qualifiers give riders a glimpse of what to expect on the respective trail so they know what you are getting yourself into from the start.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mountain Express bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -92 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,750 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,857 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,766 ft
  • Grade
    -2.173%
  • Grade max
    -49.541%
  • Grade min
    37.875%
  • Distance climb
    1,604 ft
  • Distance down
    2,424 ft
  • Distance flat
    184 ft
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Mountain Express Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 278 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 20, 2019 @ 6:49am
      Jun 20, 2019

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