1 miles
Distance
687 ft
Climb
-579 ft
Descent
00:12:37
Avg time

Sharp Shin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20988 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

More Stats for Sharp Shin 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
    00:12:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:25
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Sharp Shin Trail Reports

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      Nov 11, 2019 @ 11:43am
      Nov 11, 2019
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 10:37am
      Sep 1, 2019
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 23, 2019
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 3:24pm
      Jul 11, 2019
      Well Genesis 7:24 - “The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.” Somebody - “Sharps is perfect” — Matt S on...
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 1:45pm
      Jul 6, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 95 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 499 rides
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      Mar 3, 2016 @ 12:05pm
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