1 miles
Distance
687 ft
Climb
-579 ft
Descent
00:12:54
Avg time

Sharp Shin Details

  • Riding area
    Sharps Ridge
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    108 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,219 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,347 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,235 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,343 ft
  • Grade
    1.434%
  • Grade max
    -53.683%
  • Grade min
    57.882%
  • Distance climb
    3,803 ft
  • Distance down
    3,438 ft
  • Distance flat
    296 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:25
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Sharp Shin Trail Reports

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Sharp Shin, Knoxville

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