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    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

      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

      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

      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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    • Walland, Tennessee

      Drive the Foothills Parkway National Scenic Byway

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Cowan, Tennessee

      Sewanee Perimeter Trail

      18.4 mi / 1483 ft gain
      An absolutely beautiful day-long hike around the perimeter of Monteagle Mountain, in the heart of Middle Tennessee. This perimeter trail completely circles the quaint community of Sewanee, Tennessee; as well as, the beautiful University of the South campus. While not easy, it presents a perfect...
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    • Kingsport, Tennessee

      Bays Mountain Trail Loop

      6.01 mi / 728 ft gain
      Bays Mountain Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kingsport, Tennessee.
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