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Old Yesterday, 09:28 AM
 
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Here is a screenshot of the proposed trail expansions from the April 1 Cookeville City Council meeting. Sorry for the low resolution.

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Here is a screenshot of the proposed trail expansions from the April 1 Cookeville City Council meeting. Sorry for the low resolution.
Thanks.
Looks like they have their work cut out for them. If anyone has Google earth you get a better feel of the next phase from Alood to Monterey. As I understand they will be building the trail along the existing railroad right of way, most of which is through the trees. You can follow it up to Parragon road on Google earth.
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Here is a screenshot of the proposed trail expansions from the April 1 Cookeville City Council meeting. Sorry for the low resolution.
Thank you for posting that. The Algood-Parragon Road extension, at just under 4 miles, will almost double the length of the trail. I agree with 2mares, though, that the section between there and Monterey is going to be difficult and expensive to build. It'll also be absolutely beautiful, but I imagine it'll be years before it's completed.

Still, it'll be nice to be able to bike from Cane Creek Park all the way through downtown Cookeville and then through Algood up onto Brotherton Mountain. Here's a Google Streetview of where the RR tracks meet up with Brotherton Mountain Road at Parragon Road. I suppose part of the plan will be to build a small parking lot and other facilities (restrooms, maps, etc.) somewhere around there. If this will be used in the same way as the Virginia Creeper Trail in SW Virginia, most people will start here at the higher elevation and ride down the mountain.

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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
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Thank you for posting that. The Algood-Parragon Road extension, at just under 4 miles, will almost double the length of the trail. I agree with 2mares, though, that the section between there and Monterey is going to be difficult and expensive to build. It'll also be absolutely beautiful, but I imagine it'll be years before it's completed.

Still, it'll be nice to be able to bike from Cane Creek Park all the way through downtown Cookeville and then through Algood up onto Brotherton Mountain. Here's a Google Streetview of where the RR tracks meet up with Brotherton Mountain Road at Parragon Road. I suppose part of the plan will be to build a small parking lot and other facilities (restrooms, maps, etc.) somewhere around there. If this will be used in the same way as the Virginia Creeper Trail in SW Virginia, most people will start here at the higher elevation and ride down the mountain.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1945...!7i3328!8i1664
Even more reason to expect more development on Algood/Brotherton Mountain in the years to come.
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Old Today, 09:29 AM
 
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Even more reason to expect more development on Algood/Brotherton Mountain in the years to come.
As well as businesses in downtown Algood and Cookeville that cater to the cyclists, similar to how downtown Damascus, Virginia has become.
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Old Today, 11:37 AM
 
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Thank you for posting that. The Algood-Parragon Road extension, at just under 4 miles, will almost double the length of the trail. I agree with 2mares, though, that the section between there and Monterey is going to be difficult and expensive to build. It'll also be absolutely beautiful, but I imagine it'll be years before it's completed.

Still, it'll be nice to be able to bike from Cane Creek Park all the way through downtown Cookeville and then through Algood up onto Brotherton Mountain. Here's a Google Streetview of where the RR tracks meet up with Brotherton Mountain Road at Parragon Road. I suppose part of the plan will be to build a small parking lot and other facilities (restrooms, maps, etc.) somewhere around there. If this will be used in the same way as the Virginia Creeper Trail in SW Virginia, most people will start here at the higher elevation and ride down the mountain.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.1945...!7i3328!8i1664
I will personally be happy when the Algood-Parragon Road section is completed just so it will get cyclists off the road.

I was eyeballing the land mass on either side of the railroad where I could see on my drive in this morning. I dont know what the right of way is on either side of the railroad but in many places its going to be a real challenge. I'm very curious to see how they will deal with crazy George's bridge.
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