More-advanced mountain bike trail to open at Enterprise South Nature Park

Photo by Mark Pace/Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3.17.18 — Volunteer Pendleton Sibley, 20, walks along a nearly-finished mountain bike trail at Enterprise South Nature Park. Volunteers gathered at the property for one of the final work days before the trail opens next month.

A new intermediate mountain bike trail will open next month at Enterprise South Nature Park, adding to the growing network of trails at the publicly owned property in Hamilton County.

The approximately 6-mile trail offers a more-advanced section of mountain biking than the existing trails at the park, with hillier, more technical aspects. It will be the longest individual mountain bike trail at the nature park, adding to the existing 10-mile mountain bike trail system. There is not an exact opening date, but it is expected to open sometime in April.

"It's an extension of the system that offers more advanced features for riders," Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association Vice President Craig Lawson said. "... It's the next evolutionary step for Enterprise."

photo Photo by Mark Pace/Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3.17.18