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The Best Mountain Biking in Tennessee

Looking for the best mountain biking in Tennessee? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tennessee. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top mountain biking spots in and near Tennessee

  • Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

    Stillhouse Falls

    5.0
    1.23 mi / 295 ft gain
    This waterfall is a fun short hike that can be done quick, or a nice place to hangout for the day in your hammock to read a book! From Nashville, take I-65 south and take the Saturn Parkway toward Columbia. Turn right on Hwy 43 and proceed about 21 miles. The natural area parking area is on the ...
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Mountain Bike Raccoon Mountain

    5.0
    Raccoon Mountain is an extensive, yet newer system of singletrack that circle the TVA Raccoon Mountain pumped storage facility, just 15 minutes east of downtown. The 30 miles of trails primarily span from intermediate to advanced levels, but a few beginner friendly routes can be found as well.Gra...
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  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Hike to North Boundary Quarry

    3.7
    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    The parking at the trailhead is right off of the Oak Ridge turnpike so its very easy to park and there are plenty of spots to park. The trail is very wide and is a great place for taking kids and riding your bike. There are more than one trail that you can take to get to the quarry from the trail...
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  • Turtletown, Tennessee

    Mountain Bike the Brush Creek Trail (Tanasi Trail System)

    14 mi / 709 ft gain
    Brush Creek Trail belongs to the popular Tanasi Trail System in Ocoee, Tennessee. The Brush Creek Trail Trailhead is found at Boyd's Gap Overlook off US Highway 64 two miles South from the Ocoee Whitewater Center. From the parking circle, locate a gate towards the left side of the overlook. There...
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  • Unicoi, Tennessee

    Pinnacle Mountain Trail

    8.81 mi / 2700 ft gain
    Pinnacle Mountain is a long, grinding climb to the top. The singletrack winds up 1,500 feet of elevation for nearly 5 miles with few downhill sections. Once at the top, take a rest and climb the fire tower that overlooks the Downtown Johnson City area, Elizabethton, Erwin, and the rest of the Buf...
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  • Walland, Tennessee

    Drive the Foothills Parkway National Scenic Byway

    5.0
    The foothills parkway runs parallel to the Great Smoky Mountains. It is 38.6 miles in total with the longest section at 33.0 miles. There are a few different places to get on to the parkway. There is one entrance near Fontana, Walland, Wears Valley, and Cosby. However Cosby is a smaller section a...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Will Skelton Greenway

    7 mi / 300 ft gain
    This greenway starts at the Island Home Park and goes through Ijams Nature Center and the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area. The trail is almost 4 miles one way so it makes for a great half day trip. From start to finish it is 8 miles long. The trail is mostly paved with only a small bi...
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  • Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

    Ropers Rock and Bluff Trail from Point Park

    9.07 mi / 1145 ft gain
    Ropers Rock and Bluff Trail from Point Park is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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  • Pinson, Tennessee

    Pinson Mounds Nature Trail

    3.39 mi / 377 ft gain
    Pinson Mounds Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Pinson, Tennessee.
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  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Gatlinburg Trail

    3.8 mi / 351 ft gain
    Gatlinburg Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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  • Benton, Tennessee

    Benton Falls Trail

    3.07 mi / 282 ft gain
    Benton Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Reliance, Tennessee.
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Collins River Nature Trail

    2.56 mi / 312 ft gain
    Collins River Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Rock Island, Tennessee.
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  • Benton, Tennessee

    Clemmer, Slick Rock, and Clear Creek Trails Loop

    9.85 mi / 1801 ft gain
    Clemmer, Slick Rock, and Clear Creek Trails Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Benton, Tennessee.
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  • Maryville, Tennessee

    Maryville-Alcoa Greenway

    7.59 mi / 230 ft gain
    Maryville-Alcoa Greenway is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Maryville, Tennessee.
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Stringers Ridge via Blue Trail

    3.55 mi / 814 ft gain
    Stringers Ridge via Blue Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Sunset Rock via Craven's House Trail

    3 mi / 571 ft gain
    Sunset Rock via Craven's House Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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