15 - The Gatekeeper

Oliver Springs, Tennessee (Anderson County)

Last Updated: 10/21/2020
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Highlight: 15 - The Gatekeeper
Located in the heart of the 73,000 acre Windrock Park, this daunting double black diamond trail is not for the faint of heart... We try to put a waypoint at obstacles, but if we did that on this trail, the entire trail would be waypoints. With obstacle after obstacle, if you can make it through "The Gatekeeper", you should be ready to tackle the rest of Windrock Park. Let us put it to you this way, the trail footage you see of "The Gatekeeper", if there wasn't a vehicle in it, it's because we walked it to try and show you what to prepare for... And we were definitely out of breath by the top... Get ready for a heart-pounding hard trail if you attempt this one. You're gonna need a spotter; but you CAN conquer the "Gate Keeper"... if you're prepared.


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The trailhead is easy to spot. There is minimal room for parking and airing down here.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Windrock General Store, Tennessee

Travel north on Windrock Road from the General Store approximately 1.6 miles to the easily identifiable trailhead marked with a stake on the left.


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Brandon McCullough

Mapping Crew - Arkansas

Brandon is an avid camper, and thorough follower of the motto "pack light; freeze at night". Spending 6 years in the Marine Corps Infantry, he learned to sleep on the ground under the stars. No tent required. After purchasing his Nissan Xterra and joining the off road community, he has learned to get a little more comfortable since his rig is carrying the gear now; instead of himself. Brandon spends most of his time with his dog Yams, or doing one of the following: working in the garage on his Nissan Xterra, Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, Volkswagen TDI Golf, spending time at the rifle range, out on the water kayaking and Trout fishing, at a NASCAR race, or on the trails in his Xterra.
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