2 miles
399 ft
-358 ft
Avg time

Whaley Details

  • Riding Area
    Knoxville Urban Wilderness
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    TN Wildlife Management Agency

Forks of the River is a Wildlife Management Area. This means all interior trails are closed to Mtb usage. The Whaley trail was built outside a safety perimeter and is open year around, even during hunting season. The trail starts at a parking area on Burnette Creek Road. Around the gate and down a gravel doubletrack with a few short climbs the trail intersects another gravel road. Stay right and the trail wraps around the edge of a field where it turns to singletrack. The trail follows the French Broad River downstream, Several intersections with the Bluff trail make it seem confusing so be careful to stay on the Whaley trail at each one.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Whaley mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    41 ft
  • Altitude min
    833 ft
  • Altitude max
    976 ft
  • Altitude start
    840 ft
  • Altitude end
    881 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,241 ft
  • Distance down
    4,314 ft
  • Distance flat
    916 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 25, 2016
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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