1.4 miles
Distance
687 ft
Climb
-579 ft
Descent
00:11:06
Avg time

Sharp Shin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sharps Ridge
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20988 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:11:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:11
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.35 (3 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
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      Sharp Shin Trail Reports

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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 4:17pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Jul 10, 2020
      Tree is still on path but passable
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 4:47am
      Jul 2, 2020
      Tree still down, but passable.
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 4:31am
      Jun 26, 2020
      Still one large tree down across trail, blocking trail. About halfway down.
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 12:49pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Two big trees down along Sharp Shin. Had to walk bike underneath both trees. Other than that, trail was fine. Be careful.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 155 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 797 rides
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      Mar 3, 2016 @ 12:05pm
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      1 Review & Comments

      • - 1
      chloe253 (Aug 12, 2020 at 5:13)
       This is a one-way track, there are arrows spray painted for the direction one should be heading.
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