Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee Guide Book

by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
Off The Beaten Track Volume IV  A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee  by Jim Parham

168pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1889596140

East Tennessee's accessibility, diverse terrain, and nearly year-round cycling season make it one of the hottest mountain biking destinations in the South. Now completely revised and expanded, this guide covers 56 mountain bike trails in east Tennessee, including new trails in the Cherokee National Forest, and trail networks on public lands from Chattanooga to Kingsport and from the Big South Fork to the Ocoee River. Detailed maps, concise ride descriptions, and the user-friendly format that have made Off The Beaten Track mountain bike guides so popular are all here. So whether you're a beginning mountain biker or a seasoned expert, you'll find plenty of rides to choose from.

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Trails from the "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 56.
... Preview: You’ll climb Bays Mountain twice on this route and two more big hills as well. Not to worry—the fun downhills and superb views make it all worthwhile. Ride this and any other route in the park in a da ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Kingsport, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This is a very short little ride that is only made difficult only by the narrow single track climb at the beginning. It’s great by itself or as an add-on to any of the Tanasi rides. You’ll enjoy the v ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Ducktown, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This is an extreme ride. The first 3.5 miles are on beautiful rolling single track, but then the bottom drops out. A very steep, sandstone staircase descent, riddled with rocks (it is rideable), takes ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Oneida, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: On this remote and difficult ride atop the Cumberland Plateau you'll circle Black Mountain on a maze of double track jeep roads. Partway around you'll encounter a hidden cave where three streams flow ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Crab Orchard, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: This is one technical little ride and a gem for Chattanooga. Once you’re on the trail and in the woods, it’s hard to believe you’re so close to the city. Take in the great views of the lake and watch ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Chattanooga, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: As this book goes to press, Boyd Gap Trail is still under construction and not yet open to the public for mountain biking. Check at the Whitewater Center or at the Trailhead for opening status before ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Ducktown, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This ride climbs Buffalo Mountain to Pinnacle Tower where you can see Erwin, Johnson City and the Blue Ridge. The view is simply great. Keep it in mind as you make the long climb to the top. Then hold ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Erwin, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: Prentice Cooper State Forest is filled with a maze of double track that can keep you busy for days. This popular loop leads out and around a small cemetery. Much of the terrain is rocky, and in places ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Chattanooga, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.4
... Preview: This difficult loop takes you by an impressive log lodge in the wilderness. Folks who stay here arrive on foot, horseback or fat tire only. You'll also encounter multiple stream crossings, some rock c ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Oneida, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: If you're just getting started in the sport, this route is a great introduction to single track riding. If you've been biking awhile, you'll love its simplicity. The trail takes you out to Benton Fall ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Benton, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: After a good warm-up in the rolling farmland of Houston Valley, you'll ascend the ridge of Pine Mountain. A grassy trail runs along this knife-like spine. The Chimney Rocks Trail is a beautiful stretc ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Greeneville, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: This fun loop takes you along the ridge, above and west of Cane Creek in Fall Creek Falls State Park. You won’t see Cane Creek, but you will cross a few of its smaller feeder streams as they tunnel th ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Pikeville, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: In the spring of 1994 severe flooding ravaged the Citco Creek gorge. Trees were piled on top of bridges, much of the road was turned into a temporary riverbed and landslides left only very narrow pass ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Tellico Plains, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.6
... Preview: This one throws the book at you. A long climb on Clemmer Trail takes you to Benton Falls, a great place for a break. Once on Clear Creek Trail, prepare for technical riding. This tight single track go ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Ocoee, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Built specifically for mountain bikers, this trail winds through the woods of the Big South Fork National Recreation Area near Bandy Creek Campground. You'll find smooth single track with one fun, twi ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Oneida, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: This beautiful trail runs right alongside the Conasauga River on the Tennessee-Georgia State line. You can do it as the loop described here or combine it with the Iron Mountain Trail in Georgia. Sho ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Ocoee, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: It’s hard to believe how much trail can be packed into such a small geographical area. It’s done here with tight turns and a trail layout that looks like a plate of spaghetti. On a bike it’s a blast a ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Knoxville, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Don’t let the seven-mile ascent at the beginning scare you away; this is a wonderful ride. You start out close to the creek and those positive ions splashing up will help you as you climb. Spotty view ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Tellico Plains, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.3
... Preview: This woods loop designated for mountain bikers combines single track with 4WD roads for a technical, exciting ride. The downhills are pretty fast, and the stream crossing will really test your riding ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Oneida, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: First you'll ride out to a unique rock formation known as Mushroom Rock and then you'll cruise over to Edwards Point- a high bluff overlooking the Tennessee River and in the distance, Chattanooga. It' ... From the guidebook "Off The Beaten Track Volume IV: A Guide to Mountain Biking in East Tennessee"
Chattanooga, TN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.8

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