Wilkins Branch Mountain Bike Park
Located on approximately 156 acres in Leiper's Fork, TN, this future MTB park will boast between 9-13 miles of flow, cross country and gravity trails. This undeveloped hilly and wooded land is owned by Williamson County Parks & Recreation (WCP&R) and once opened will by managed and operated as one of their free public parks.
Outdoor Encounter has parterned with WCP&R to oversee and manage the design and buildout of the trails.
OE hosts Volunteer Trail Build Days
2:00 - 4:00
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Thanks to our volunteers, we have completed the inittial work on Phase 1! Approximately 2.5 miles of trail has been built. We continue to improve what we have constructed each volunteer day.
WCP&R is currently hiring a consturction crew to build the parking lot and trail head. Once this lot is complete, the County will open Phase 1 for public use. Anticipated opening is June 2020
The Gravity Phase. Four downhill jumping lines have been designed and flagged by IMBA professionals on this section of the park. OE and volunteers are currently working on the uphill return line, leaving the teachnical building of the downhill lines to the professionals. (contractor still TBD)
We are currently seeking grants and sponsors to help offset the cost.
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Demand for Natural Trails
Locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally demand for mountain bike specific trails is growing, especially in expanding urban and suburban environments.
As a growing number of people live, work and recreate in urban/suburban communities, there is a corresponding growth in the demand for natural areas and natural trails within these communities.
The development of natural trails, including mountain bike specific, is essential in continuing to make Williamson County the #1 most desirable place to live and work in Tennessee.
Below are the current locations of mountain bike trails within the Greater Nashville area.
Please Note. There are NO dedicated mountain bike trails in Williamson County.
Percy Warner – 9 miles singletrack
Bells Bend – 2 miles (5 miles when complete)
Cane Ridge – 4 miles
Hamilton Creek – 5 miles singletrack
Lock 4 – 8.5 miles
Long Hunter – 4 miles
Montgomery Bell - 25 miles
Shutes Branch – 7 miles
Chickasaw Trace – 8 Miles
The Wilkins Branch MTB Park is the direct result of collaboration and partnership between Outdoor Encounter (OE) and Williamson County Parks & Recreation (WCP&R).
The goal of this private/public partnership is to provide the public with a premier free-use recreational mountain bike park in Williamson County.
Outdoor Encounter has committed to assist with raising funds for the trail design and construction of the future Wilkins Branch MTB Park - an estimated cost of $500,000.
WCP&R will fund and oversee the infrastructure of parking and restrooms as well as manage the ongoing maintenance of the various tracks and features as a day-use public amenity.