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 ...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Hike to North Boundary Quarry

    3.0
    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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Unicoi, Tennessee

    Mountain Bike up Pinnacle Mountain

    9.6 mi / 1514 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Stones River Greenway of Nashville Trail

    5.62 mi / 184 ft gain
    Stones River Greenway of Nashville Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Nashville, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • Greeneville, Tennessee

    Viking Mountain Road: Allen Gap to Little Bald Mountain

    16.18 mi / 3074 ft gain
    Viking Mountain Road: Allen Gap to Little Bald Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Greeneville, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • Copperhill, Tennessee

    Bear Paw Trail

    1.83 mi / 407 ft gain
    Bear Paw Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Copperhill, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • Benton, Tennessee

    Slick Rock Trail Loop

    5.99 mi / 840 ft gain
    Slick Rock Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Reliance, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • Elizabethton, Tennessee

    Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap

    8.64 mi / 2785 ft gain
    Hinkle Branch Trail to Holston Mountain Low Gap is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • Oneida, Tennessee

    Twin Arches--Charit Creek Loop

    10.91 mi / 1050 ft gain
    Twin Arches--Charit Creek Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Oneida, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more