Old Copper Road Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Few trails in Appalachia can be ridden as easily as this 2.4-mile out-and-back doubletrack (4.8 miles total), which follows the first road built into the Copper Basin. What it lacks in difficulty and technical challenge, though, is compensated by its scenery and history. So much copper was found that it sped construction of a road to Ducktown, TN, six miles east of the Ocoee White Water Center trailhead.
Old Copper Road went from the Copper Basin to Cleveland, TN, a distance of 33 miles, where the copper was off-loaded from mule teams and loaded onto trains. All but the remaining 2.4-mile stretch was paved. The trail is being restored to the road's original 1851 construction. The trail follows the Ocoee River, squeezed between Little Frog Mountain and Licklog Ridge."