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Jones Mill Extension - Phase 1

  • Long Hunter State Park 8501-9933 Barnett Rd Mt Juliet, TN 37122 (map)

JONES MILL MT BIKE TRAIL EXTENSION - LAKE SIDE TRASH PICK UP

FRIENDS of LONG HUNTER STATE PARK

 

Event Date: Saturday, October 28th

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM 

Meeting Place: Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot on Barnett Rd. (see below for directions)      

Hike Distance: Approximately 4-5 miles
Estimated Time: 3 hours  
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Hike Leaders: Friends of Long Hunter members Anita Fischer and Colin Davidson

Have you heard the good news? The Friends of Long Hunter State Park was recently awarded a grant to extend the Jones Mill Mountain Bike by about four miles. When completed, it is sure to be one of the best biking trails in our area.

Participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes, brightly colored shirt or jacket and bring along gloves, water and snacks. Also, it's not essential, but if you have any tools that help pick up garbage bring that along too. Consider wearing insect repellant.

We will hike about 1.5 miles to the area to begin the task. We will work a 40 yard area from the coastline to clean up old debris left by flood waters. The clean up will be through woods off-trail. We'll go as far as time allows. Wearing bright colors will help us visually stay grouped as we move along. Expect to find the usual glass and plastic bottles to buoys, tires and water heaters; there is a lot of junk! Only safely lift what you are comfortable with.

 

Bagged & odd sized garbage will be stacked by the lake shore. Garbage will be picked up at the lake's edge by the TN Environmental Council on their 24ft flat-bottom boat "Gar-Barge" a garbage hauling machine!

 

Trash bags will be provided.

We appreciate your help! We couldn't complete this task without YOU.

Directions To Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot: 

The Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot is located on Barnett Road in the Bryant Grove Recreation Area of Long Hunter State Park.

If you're coming from I-24, take Old Hickory Blvd. exit 62 and head north on SR171 (which becomes Hobson Pike). At 6.4 miles, you'll pass the main park entrance on the right; continue on Hobson Pike for another two miles and turn right on South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail).  Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail).  Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area).  Go about a half-mile and turn left into the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot.

If you're coming from I-40, take Mt. Juliet exit 226-A and head south on SR171.  Go 4.2 miles and veer left onto South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail).  Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail).  Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area).  Go about a half-mile and turn left into the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail parking lot.

For further directions, contact the park office at 615-885-2422.

Earlier Event: October 21
Bells Bend Work Day
Later Event: September 29
Ale for the Trail 2018