Best Mountain Biking in Tennessee

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Tennessee. Use this list to plan your next Tennessee mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Harrison Bay

    6 Reviews

    Chattanooga, TN

    This is a fun, twisting, curving single track alongside Chickamauga Lake. There are several vantage points for views across the lake which also make good places to take a break. Expect gently ...
    •  45 minutes - intermediate level
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a fun, twisting, curving single track alongside Chickamauga Lake. There are several vantage points for views across ...

  • #2 Lookout Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Chattanooga, TN

    You'll find this to be a pleasant ride around the northern nose of Lookout Mountain. The route follows the old truck roads within the Chattanooga National Battlefield Park. Upon leaving the ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    You'll find this to be a pleasant ride around the northern nose of Lookout Mountain. The route follows the old truck roads ...

  • #3 Panther Creek State Park

    2 Reviews

    Jefferson City, TN

    The three different loops found inside Panther Creek State Recreation Area make up a total of over 6 miles, mostly easy double- and singletrack. There is, however, a small singletrack (a 2.5-mile ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The three different loops found inside Panther Creek State Recreation Area make up a total of over 6 miles, mostly easy double- ...

  • #4 I.C. King Park Trails

    1 Reviews

    Knoxville, TN

    The difficulty level of this ride will depend on how much of it you choose to do. Want an easy ride? Stay on the north side of the lake. Want to add some steep climbing and tight turns? Head ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The difficulty level of this ride will depend on how much of it you choose to do. Want an easy ride? Stay on the north side ...

  • #5 Haw Ridge Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    Oak Ridge, TN

    The biggest challenge on this route—other than the rocks, roots, steep pitches, and dropoffs—is to not get lost. You’ll find technical stretches mingled with easy, fun single track as you circle ...
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The biggest challenge on this route—other than the rocks, roots, steep pitches, and dropoffs—is to not get lost. You’ll find ...

  • #6 Chilhowee

    2 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes - intermediate level
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    If you're just getting started in the sport, this route is a great introduction to single track riding. If you've been biking ...

  • #7 Concord Park Trails

    0 Reviews

    Knoxville, TN

    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 ...
    •  1.75 hours - intermediate level
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #8 Clemmer / Clear Creek

    3 Reviews

    Ocoee, TN

    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 ...
    •  3 hours - intermediate level
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #9 Haw Ridge - Ridges Trail

    1 Reviews

    Oak Ridge, TN

    Unless you’ve got motors for legs, plan to do some pushing on this route. It starts out with a goat path warmup by the lake then takes to the ridges above. Tighten those brakes and get ready ...
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Unless you’ve got motors for legs, plan to do some pushing on this route. It starts out with a goat path warmup by the lake ...

  • #10 Buffalo Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Erwin, TN

    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. ...
    •  2.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride climbs Buffalo Mountain to Pinnacle Tower where you can see Erwin, Johnson City and the Blue Ridge. The view is ...

  • #11 Buffalo Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Erwin, TN

    If you want to test your aerobic fitness and technical riding skills, this trail is for you. This 6.8-mile loop starts off innocently enough with a quick descent down paved Dry Creek Road. That's ...
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    If you want to test your aerobic fitness and technical riding skills, this trail is for you. This 6.8-mile loop starts off ...

  • #12 Old Copper Road

    2 Reviews

    Copperhill, TN

    This is an easy trail, great for beginner riders and fun for just about everyone. The trail follows the last existing segment of the Old Copper Road which connected the copper mines in Copperhill ...
    •  1 hour - intermediate level
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an easy trail, great for beginner riders and fun for just about everyone. The trail follows the last existing segment ...

  • #13 Black Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Crab Orchard, TN

    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 ...
    •  3 hours - intermediate level
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    On this remote and difficult ride atop the Cumberland Plateau you'll circle Black Mountain on a maze of double track jeep ...

  • #14 Cemetery Loop

    0 Reviews

    Chattanooga, TN

    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 ...
    •  3 hours - intermediate level
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Prentice Cooper State Forest is filled with a maze of double track that can keep you busy for days. This popular loop leads ...

  • #15 Conasauga River

    1 Reviews

    Ocoee, TN

    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. ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful trail runs right alongside the Conasauga River on the Tennessee-Georgia State line. You can do it as the loop ...

  • #16 Boyd Gap Trail

    1 Reviews

    Ducktown, TN

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    As this book goes to press, Boyd Gap Trail is still under construction and not yet open to the public for mountain biking. ...

  • #17 Bays Mountain Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kingsport, TN

    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 ...
    •  3 hours - intermediate level
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll climb Bays Mountain twice on this route and two more big hills as well. Not to worry—the fun downhills and superb ...

  • #18 Warriors Path Trail

    1 Reviews

    Kingsport, TN

    You’ll find fun and surprisingly technical riding in Warriors’ Path State Park’s mountain bike trail system. There are no long climbs, but you’ll twist, turn, and find yourself negotiating miniature ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll find fun and surprisingly technical riding in Warriors’ Path State Park’s mountain bike trail system. There are no ...

  • #19 Paint Rock

    1 Reviews

    Greeneville, TN

    Casual pedaling alongside the cascades and waterfalls of Paint Creek makes for an easy beginning. Soon you'll arrive at Paint Rock, a huge bluff overlooking the French Broad River. Then it's ...
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  13.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Casual pedaling alongside the cascades and waterfalls of Paint Creek makes for an easy beginning. Soon you'll arrive at Paint ...

  • #20 River Mountain Trail

    0 Reviews

    Kingsport, TN

    One of several possibilities in Bays Mountain Park, this route offers ridge riding at its best. After a good climb, you’ll find yourself high above Kingsport with views of at least three states. ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    One of several possibilities in Bays Mountain Park, this route offers ridge riding at its best. After a good climb, you’ll ...