Mountain Bike Trail Map and Information (printable .PDF format)
Green and Yellow: Expert/Advanced riders only
Mountain bikes are only allowed on mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are not allowed on hiking trails. No motorized bikes on any trails. No hikers or runners on mountain bike trails.
Directions to Bike Trail
From park entrance turn Right (East) onto Hwy 70. Continue on Hwy 70 driving east for less than 2 miles. Turn left onto Jones Creek Rd (first road on left after passing park entrance). Stay on Jones Creek Rd for 1 mile; you will pass Ebb Tide boat factory on right. Turn on the next right at Bill Duke Rd. The parking lot to the Mountain Bike trail is the first road on right.
The Boat dock on Lake Acorn operates from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, as staffing allows. There is a $9.00 launch fee during the season. Canoes, paddle boats and jon boats are available for rent Monday thru Friday, 9am - 5pm and Sat. thru Sun., 7am - 5pm. After Labor Day weekend, privately owned boats are allowed on the lake provided your boat does not have an outboard motor attached. Trolling motors are allowed.
Lake Woodhaven: 50 Acres
Lake Woodhaven has a year round boat launch available to the public. Trolling motors are allowed as long as the boat does not have an outboard motor attached. There is no charge to use the boat launch.
Tennessee Boating Regulations
March 30 - Hall Springs Night Hike
Join Ranger Walsh for a night hike to Hall Springs and learn why it has the nickname Werewolf Spring. Meet at the park office at 7 p.m. CT to carpool to the starting location. Bring your flashlights and dress for the weather. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to RSVP call 615-797-9052.
April 14 - Feather, Fur and Scale Hike
Did you know Montgomery Bell State Park is also a State Natural Area? In honor of Tennessee State Natural Areas Week guests will have a chance to meet some of the parks wild residents on this Feather, Fur and Scale Hike. Meet park staff at 9 a.m. CT at the park office. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served at the end of the hike. For more information call 615-797-9052.
April 21 - Earth Day Celebration
Join us for a day of canoeing, hikes, a cookout and fun! We will meet at the park office at 9 a.m. CT. Children must be 10 years old to participate and have an adult with them at all times. Canoes and food are limited, but feel free to bring your own. For more information and to RSVP call 615-797-9052.
Programs offered by park Interpretive Specialists include: Amphibians & Reptiles, Aquatic Ecosystems, Forest Ecosystems, Fossils of TN, Mammals of TN, Nature Games/Nature Touch & Feel, Nature Walks, Recycle It!, Wildflower Walks(seasonal) and Harpeth River Canoe Floats (seasonal). Contact the park for scheduling.
All persons fishing are required to have a valid Tennessee Fishing License. All laws, rules and regulations pertaining to fishing apply.
Lake Acorn: Open to fishing, year-around. Private boats allowed September 15-May 15. Trolling motors are allowed as long as the boat does not have an outboard motor (gasoline) attached. Gasoline motors are NOT ALLOWED and cannot be attached to the boat. 15" limit on largemouth bass, 14" limit on channel catfish, creel limit is 5. There is no size limit on crappie, creel limit is 30. No size or creel limit on bluegill and shell cracker (red-ear).
Creech Hollow: Open to fishing, year round. 15" limit on largemouth bass, 14" limit on channel catfish; creel limit is 5. No size limit on crappie, creel limit is 30. No size or creel limit on bluegill and shell cracker (red-ear).
Lake Woodhaven: Private boats are allowed year-round, pending on weather conditions. Trolling motors are allowed as long as the boat does not have an outboard motor (gasoline) attached. Gasoline motors are NOT ALLOWED and cannot be attached to the boat. Open to fishing with the following restrictions: there is a slot limit on largemouth bass, no bass under 15 inches. No bass 18-22 inches. One (1) bass over 22 inches. No size limit on crappie, creel limit 30. 14" limit on channel catfish, creel limit is 5. No size or creel limit on bluegill and shell cracker (red-ear).
Tennessee Fishing Regulations
The Frank G. Clement Golf Course at Montgomery Bell is one of the most popular golf destinations in middle Tennessee. The tree lined fairways and rolling terrain provide a fair but fun test for players of all abilities. New CHAMPION Bermuda greens and the James H. Fyke Golf Shop make the site a great place to play and gather with friends anytime of the year. Surrounded only by nature, the course features an abundance of wildlife such as deer, geese and wild turkey. In keeping with its natural roots, the course has been operated to attain certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and also been designated a Groundwater Guardian Green Site. fore more information, call the Golf Shop at (615) 797-2578.
Tee times may be reserved by calling the golf course or you may make Online Tee
Time Reservations at Montgomery Bell Golf Course.
Bakers Cemetery Trail - .8m
Creech Hollow Trail - 1.7m
Jim Bailey Trail - .8m
Overnight Trail - 11.7m
Ore Pit Loop Trail - 1m
Spillway Trail - .3m
Wildcat Trail - 1m
Trail maps may be purchased at the park office from 8-4 Monday thru Friday or at the Inn and Conference center anytime.
The collection of park plants and animals is prohibited by state law.
Dogs (and other pets), horses, hunting, firearms, fireworks,
and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on park trails.
From The Tennessee Conservationist's Great Hikes With Fran Wallas:
Montgomery Bell State Park – A Six-Mile Overnight Hike For Beginners of All Ages
USE OF MONTGOMERY BELL OVERNIGHT TRAIL
Maintain at least 3 mile distance between hiking parties. No more than six people are allowed in any one party unless a special permit is obtained from the park manager. Enjoy yourself, but remember to protect all natural features and the rights of other park visitors. Please leave the trails in the same, or better condition than you found them.
BACK COUNTRY CAMPING ON OVERNIGHT TRAIL
A camping permit must be obtained from the park manager; available at the visitor center/Park Office. Prior reservations are recommended. Camping is permitted only at designated campsites on the Montgomery Bell Overnight Trail. For this purpose three shelters have been built. Please leave your campsite in such a condition that no one could tell you had camped. Cutting of live vegetation, littering, piling of rocks, and other activities that would detract from the natural beauty of the park are forbidden. Tent camping is not allowed on the overnight trail. For brochure, click here. For reservations, please call the Park Office at 615-797-9052.
MOTOR VEHICLES / HORSES / BIKES
No motorized vehicles, bikes or horses are permitted on any park trail. However, some trails utilize existing roads for short distances and hikers should exercise caution in using these sections.
Water can be found in several springs and creeks throughout the park. This water must be treated with purification tablets or by boiling to make it safe for consumption.
The park operates trails on a carry-in-carry-out policy. All disposables that you carry onto a trail must be packed out. If anyone before you has been careless enough to leave litter along the trail, you are encouraged to carry it out.
Human wastes should be deposited at pit toilets located at each campsite.
COLLECTION OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS
The collection of park plants and animals are prohibited by state law. However, berries, nuts, and fruits of park plants may be picked in season for personal use only.
Axes or hatchets are not allowed to be carried along the trails. Small backpack saws are permitted.
There are NO lifeguards on duty, therefore visitors are swimming at their own risk. For more information, call the park at 615-797-9051.
Other ActivitiesHorseshoes, Softball Fields, Volleyball, Exercise Equipment (located at the inn), Basketball, Playgrounds and two Tennis Courts (open 6am-10pm), with swimming available for inn and cabin guests only.