Double Oak / EBSCO trails – annotated maps

I’ve been on somewhat of a kick lately of trying to catalog my riding routes on top of Double Oak Mountain, primarily within property owned by EBSCO.  As I’ve mentioned before on this site, EBSCO requires a permit to ride their trails and I am one of a few lucky people to have such a permit.  So….don’t say I didn’t warn you if you get caught up there without one.  Also, it should be mentioned that their trails are very secluded and could be difficult to find help should any accidents arise.

With that said, below are some annotated maps I took from Google Earth.  I imported around 7 or 8 rides from 2014 into one kmz file and then brought them into Google Earth to see how they stacked up with each other.  There are a few places where I briefly lost GPS signal, which caused some errant straight lines, but otherwise they are pretty accurate.

A brief rundown of the trail options is as follows: from Highway 41 I typically access the trails via Double Oak Way, which is a paved road going up to a cell tower on top of the mountain.  The entire road makes a Cat 3 climb, though the bottom portion can be ridden by itself for a Cat 4 climb.  From Double Oak Way, there are doubletrack trails that can be taken from 5 different points, though really only 4 of them are navigable.  Furthermore, most of these trails have multiple splits that lead to different areas.  It is possible to link up to Forest Parks, Jones Valley Urban Farm, Dunnavant Valley Greenway Trail, Stonegate Farms, Hw4 43, and even the top of Hwy 25 without ever leaving the doubletrack.  Also, there are multiple trails on the opposite site of Hwy 43 that are controlled by EBSCO, many of which I still haven’t had the chance to fully explore.  The maps below show just a portion of those trails.

google earth - forest parks and old 280 and soccer blast

google earth - gate 4 to gate 7

google earth - jones valley farm and forest parks soccer

google earth - mt laurel and double oak way

google earth - other side of 43

google earth - stonegate farms and smyer lake

Google Earth overview map with no grid

Google Earth overview map

strava heat map Feb 2014 to July 2014

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