Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

scenic driving
6 hours ago

Beautiful, easy drive! We loved the falls on the side of the road. We went at about 5 pm and found very little traffic. The directions definitely take you to the “out” end of the drive! We would definitely take this drive again.

Great trail. There are wild animals in there; on one hike we saw a cougar. Love to take the dogs there.

Love driving this motor trail. There’s so much scenery and places to pull over to walk around and see the waterfalls and a few old historical buildings. Also Ely’s Mill at the end is a must visit.

on Sequoyah Hills Trail

walking
1 day ago

This is a great trail and a nice morning wake up. The best part is all of the beautiful homes on the river that showcase many architectural styles. The trail is a bit crowded though so go early so you can have a bit more privacy.

hiking
1 day ago

my family and I had a magnificent time. wonderful views at the bridge. take plenty of water it gets hot. I wouldn't call the trail easy either. would love to do it again sometime but I want to try some other trails in the area first.

Must do!! One of my fav hikes in Chattanooga, beautiful sights and challenging routes. Also connects to waterfall and other trails for longer hike.

Loved this trail! Easy with great views, nicely shaded as well.

My favorite hike! Beautiful views, challenging but awesome! Takes you to other connecting trails if you want longer hikes.

When I lived in Maryville, I lived on this trail lol My hubby and I would ride it at least 3 times a week! It was great for scenery, wildlife and variety. It goes all thru Maryville and part of Alcoa. My favorite part was seeing all the turtles and fish in the ponds. Great greenway!

I enjoy this area for many reasons, it’s great for hiking and kayaking. The uphill switchbacks are a great workout with beautiful views. There are 2 different entrances to the park, one with a boat launch and the other for hiking or biking. I recommend trying this trail.

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent raw trail. Lots of interest. My wife and I took took this on in late afternoon. Lots of rain over the days before had Rock Creek flowing fast and high, turning the rock hopping jaunts into thigh-deep wading. Nevermind that. The reward at the in end was well worth it. The reward at the out end a downhill grade. Note: Lots of slick mud on the trail.
Also this is not a hard hike, but it did not seem particularly kid-friendly to us.

Did not plan accordingly. Signage wasn't the best and did not know where we were going. However they are worn paths so we didn't necessarily get lost just turned around. Views were spectacular!!

Moderate in some areas. Well maintained and marked. No spectacular views but very peaceful forest setting.

Shaded trail, nice water views and overlooks. Tons of wildlife, deer, squirrel, snakes (good kind) and fish on the banks. I really enjoyed this hike. There was some recent storm damage with fallen trees on the trail but no show stopping events. New dry bridge being built through the wettest area. Very nice!

Love it.

I did the knob creek trail; one of the longest in the park but so nice. When you get to the ‘loop’ part where the mountain meets the water you can jump in right there... the water feels amazing! In total we hiked 6.6 miles. We asked the ladies inside where to go and they didn’t know much, but on the map it says to park where the horse trailer parking lot is, then hike on the horse connector trail until you come to the “Knob Creek” Trailhead (which is right past the camping grounds) The horse trailer parking lot is about a quarter mile past the main entrance depending on which direction you come from (right near the boat ramp) But while we were walking on the connector trail we went right by the tennis courts which are in the park so there is probably a way to park in the main lot, then just find your way down to the trail.. it would definitely shorten the walk.
Knob creek itself is about 3 miles. But like I said, definitely worth it at the end to take a jump into Cherokee Lake and cool off!

Love Percy warner parks

backpacking
5 days ago

This trail is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The overlook is stunning and it makes the climb totally worth it. However, make sure to be extremely careful and to look out for potentially dangerous animals. My friends and I camped overnight in a campsite near the main overlook and we spotted a mountain lion that hissed and growled at us on the way back to the campsite from the overlook. The next morning we saw 2 Black bear cubs and their mom as well as a few snakes.

trail running
7 days ago

Amazing trails. There's something for every skill level and it's all very well-maintained. Christmas Top is a quad destroyer, if you enjoy torture.

Beautiful trail, good for dogs!!

Great drive through GSM.

That said, I’d avoid this during busy times...

hiking
7 days ago

I did like the ridge line portion of Red Bud Crest, but this trail overall could use a little more trail pointers due to the many awesomely constructed mountain bike runs that crisscross the multi use parts of the trail.

Also, if you want to tack the Red Bud Crest portion that connects the Baker Creek Preserve to the Marie Myers Park then double back and do the Floyd Fox segment then hit the parking lot, make sure you don’t get confused with the signage at the Victor Ashe conjunction. We inadvertently did that and took an Uber from Sevierville Pike and Morton Lane. After 8 miles in muddy terrain, that Uber was the best $8.12 I ever spent! So word to the wise: double back!

We broke this trail in half and both times we had a great hike! I believe it was the Hardwood segment going uphill was a burst of work that was full filling in the end.

We also did half of it on a fairly muddy trail (enough to bar biking but not hiking), but we had a pair of sticks between us and it was pretty fun! Little bits of slipping but lots of jumping. That was the Yellow Jacket run.

Definite do-able again.

http://www.outdoorknoxville.com/urban-wilderness

hiking
7 days ago

Because of certain circumstances, we had to break this trail into thirds, but because of the varying difficulties and lengths, we were able to feel challenged. That bottom half of Chain Ring was a challenge if you caught it going uphill, and we did it both directions so we know!

Of note, it was pretty interesting to see Knox Forest School using such a beautiful area for one of their campuses.

@knoxforestschhool

https://www.knoxforestschool.org

NO HIKING , NO RUNNING
Mountain Biking only.
You will get hurt if you are hiking and running and will be responsible for accident and damages to bikers property.
Nice rock garden!
Helicopter Landing pad for bad accidents.
follow maps on MTB PROJECT

I've done this one several times and it never gets old. The trail does get steep but the views from the top are wonderful and theres a chance at spotting a bald eagle pair that nest in the valley below. There's always a variety of butterflies dancing atop the ridge in warm months. The stairs to and tower itself is nerve-wracking for many but it's held up well over time. Great day hike.

Strictly a Mountain Bike trail. classes are held here, Races are held here,and you could get seriously hurt hiking. my top speed as a biker on this trail is 21mph on these trails. I do not reccomend hiking them. You could get hit easily and legally you would be at fault for injury to biker and property.
As a mountain bike trail this has everything you want and its getting better. They are building gaps and jumps near Jeep hill, more connectors, and fast loops. Sumner County Fave for 20yrs!

So far my favorite hiking trail! So many cool and beautiful landscapes to the falls. Worth the hike and the drive there. I’ll go again.

Great little hike with a beautiful waterfall as payoff. There are a few really muddy spots on the trail so make sure you have the correct shoes.

9 days ago

Nice forest and very well maintained. Pretty easy and can be done about an hour. Check out the spring castle on the way back.

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