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Great short trail between Chattanooga and Nashville. We parked across from the DG in Monteagle. The first section is a bit “zig-zaggy” but the remaining section is very nicely shaded. At the Sewanee trailhead, we crossed the highway and spent some time/miles exploring the majestic University of the South campus. Upon returning, we lunched at the market named after the trail for some awesome post ride sandwiches; you can bike to it and beyond. I can’t wait to re-ride when the connections to Cowan & Tracy City are completed!
MGT is my home trail and I’m biased. I want you to visit. If you are traveling I-24 past Monteagle, drop in and enjoy the Goat. Presently, the trail runs on the old Mountain Goat line from Sewanee to near Marion County line. It crosses the highway and runs parallel to it into Monteagle (4.7 miles.) we really enjoy the nostalgia of riding the old line. You can picture the coal train lumbering across the forested ridge line. We ride a slight incline from Sewanee to Monteagle and then coast back. I give this trail 4 Stars for two reasons: road crossings and maintenance. Nothing to do about the road crossing but be aware of them. The trail is old enough to have a few root problems affecting the asphalt. Mowing lacks a clear consistent plan. Still it’s 2/3’rds shady and quite enjoyable. A new section from Monteagle to Tracy City is presently under construction. Soon the MGT will be a destination trail.
Came from Michigan, and rode this trail on a BEAUTIFUL Saturday before Easter. BEAUTIFUL ride. lot's of walkers and bike riders. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail..
We had a wonderful time walking the trail, seeing the old train depot and antique trains...but, our greatest thrill was encountering an active freight train on the parallel train tracks while crossing the beautiful pedestrian bridge this morning. The very friendly Conductors gave us several nice whistle blows and we enjoyed waving back at them. The walk across the Tennessee River on the old train trestle was a truly beautiful experience. Many thanks to all in Bridgeport.
Educational ride through tragic Civil War battle of Stones River January 2,3 1863. Don't miss the VI's National PArk BisitorsCenter. Well maintained trim along the river
Our family continues to use this trail on a weekly basis. Many trail heads to utilize. This provides a variety of experiences.
Use to walk the Thompson Lane Trail Head often. Now the trail is so overgrown and out of control, that it is scary for women to walk alone in fear of predators hiding in weeds and bushes. Just is not a safe place anymore.
Years ago I use to walk my dog on this trail every day and admire the beauty of the river, What happened? I visited the trail after leaving the area for a few years and I cant even see the river now it is so over grown! I would love to put together a clean up crew/group to revive the view of the river!
The trail run in my backyard on stones river , me my wife and the kids get on the trail several times every week , kids ride their segways or skate boards , we ride our bikes or walk , a lot of nice scneary areas on the river , beautiful flowers , trees , and abundant wild life , we've seen deer , turkey , snakes , fox , oposoms, raccoons , blue hearion crane, ducks , gees , a peacock, rabbits, beavers ....
To see all those animals right in the middle of the city is amazing
The trail is very easy for bike ride to since most of it flat .
You can also fish in stone river , I caught 9 lb bass and a lot of cat fish , canoeing is very nice on stone river , just get mosquitos repellant on hot summer evening .
My husband and I just started cycling two months ago. This is my favorite trail yet. It's not too difficult for someone like me who was woefully out of shape when I started riding regularly (now up to 20+ miles a week). It's absolutely beautiful and provides plenty of much needed shade when it's 95 degrees (like it's been for us). Highly recommended trail.
We had a great experience over two days of hiking and biking. Great trail that is well maintained.
Nice views of the river along the trail bridge, goes through some sketchy parts of town. Stick to the outer left trail when you enter the Old Fort Park White River Battlefield or else you will get confused and possibly lost. (Weird gravel trail at the end of one of the trail extensions.) Needs signs showing main route.
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