Lock 4 Trail

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Lock 4 Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gallatin, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Best Mountain bike trails around. Multiple loops for all ages/difficulties. Great scenery. Wildlife everywhere. Deer in the fields every evening. Fishing/picnic areas. Toy airplane runway. Bike obstacles/jumps in field. Mountain Bike Trails for all difficulties. Well rounded trails. Mountain Bike Trail crosses the road to make a long ride. Multiple routes/loops from the start to help change it up so it never gets old.

5 days ago

You can tell it is mainly used for mountain biking. But not a bad walk through the trails.

mountain biking
1 month ago

We hiked the orange trail and it wasn't difficult at all. Can't imagine it becoming too terribly difficult on the other trails unless you're mountain biking, there are some pretty rough consecutive jumps and sharp turns. On foot, it's not a difficult trek. Plenty of deer to see along the way!

hiking
2 months ago

Decent trail, beautiful this time of year. Not moderate for experienced hikers, would say easy. Met 3 friendly bikers (stay out of their way). ;) Several sights of the lake. Take a picture of the map as the markings are hit & miss. Definitely go very soon as the leaves are gorgeous!

trail running
2 months ago

My go to trail for running.

hiking
3 months ago

Great place to hike, paths are not marked well so be careful...

trail running
4 months ago

I use this one for trail running all of the time. Good variation in terrain and the three narrow trails permit different distance combinations.
One downside to this trail is that it is not well marked and as there are numerous shortcuts it can be easy to get turned around or take a wrong turn and lose mileage. There is a map available online which I would recommend for first timers.
Technically this trail is operated by the local mountain bike club so bikers always have the right of way. Keep your eyes and ears open and respect this rule. While this trail is great for biking and running I would not recommend it for walking or hiking.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail for Gallatin. Easy trail , the only thing hard about it is finding the way out. Trail not marked very well and they just sorta go in circles. But I would hike it again.

7 months ago

Love this trail. It's my go to trail.

10 months ago

Not meant for hiking

mountain biking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Better for biking then hiking! I got to see deer up close. It wasn't busy at all when I went an hour before sundown. I enjoyed it a lot! It's challenging if you are a beginner.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Best mtn biking I've had the pleasure to enjoy. Great trails, so it's about busy, but it's understandable why.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Great for mountain biking, as a beginner this was a challenge & had multiple spots for jumps. A choose your own adventure type trail. ***As the last reviewer stated this is NOT the best for travel on foot. Don't do it, surely there are more hiking appropriate spots nearby.***

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Over 8 miles of mountain biking, single track, easy to moderate trails.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I strongly advice against trying to hike this trail. I noticed a terrible review by a hiker complaining about mountain bikers. This needs to be clear. This trail has been designed and built with solely mountain bikers in mind with obstacles and parts of trail where a great deal of speed can be built. If you do choose to hike this trail please be very careful.

That being said, I don't think there is a better mountain bike trail in the state. It is outstanding and well maintained by volunteers.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Neat trail but not worth fighting the mountain bikers to hike it. Some are awesome and slow down, tell you they are coming, and very polite. Some would just as soon run you over. Lots of switchbacks. Lots of trails in small amount of land.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 08, 2013

Great trail for mountain biking! Large area to cover and plenty of deer to see. Beautiful trail that rides along Old Hickory Lake. Each trail is labeled by difficulties with a lot of up and down hill ridding.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

The app shows this to be less than a mile, however there are more than 8 miles of single to here. I mapped it at 6.7 and I didn't do the Green (beginner) trail.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

I really enjoy this trail, there are a lot of technical sections and some steep climbs. If you're really wanting some downhill speed take the orange loop it's about 8 miles and there's a lot of go-fast sections. I wrote it on a single speed and for the most part didn't have to walk it.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

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