Explore the most popular road 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.

fun, easy trek. pick your pace, enjoy the view :)

Nice relaxing hike.

nature trips
10 days ago

The trail road ride was amazing. Had beautiful views and many areas along the road to pull over and take in the scenes and take pictures. Then you can hike up Grotto Falls, which you won’t regret. The trail is easy and accessible to the falls. We hiked it during the month of May, 2018 and the weather was perfect, not hot and definitely not cold. The water at the falls was that typical cold mountain water that’s just waiting for you to dip your feet in, so yes, go ahead.

14 days ago

Beautiful trail

17 days ago

The trail is a decent place to get in a couple miles in and makes for a relaxing scenic walk in some sections. Depending on what time of day, the trails can be fairly open.

scenic driving
19 days ago

Great drive with spots to pull off and take pictures!

Very beautiful meadows.

24 days ago

it was a pieceful hike to the cove mountain trail Head.

scenic driving
25 days ago

Lots of cars but it was still nice. Saw a mamma bear and two cubs napping in a tree.

wow what a wonderful hike

I walked this trail today with my 3 dogs and they had a blast. Very peaceful and wouldn’t expect it to be as full of nature as it is.

28 days ago

Mud covered trails, very slippery and dangerous.

This is my “go to” trail. I know it by heart. A good 2.5 mike workout. Great for running when it’s not too crowded.

trail running
1 month ago

A beautiful neighborhood park that offers volleyball, soccer, Trail and paved running. A small dog park, frisbee golf, a small lake for fishing and large pavilion. Very family oriented but lots of open space for individuals needing some alone time as well.

road biking
1 month ago

Started at the very end and went until we got to the boat ramp. Had 3 kids 12, 7, 4 with us but 4 yr old did most of the trail in the trailer bc there was a few steep hills to climb. it is close to the road on some of the trail but gets more scenic and quiet near the near the small marsh and down to the boat ramp. my gps read about 11 miles from beginning and back. theres a small park on the trail with nice picnic areas and also hiking along the route. not to many bathrooms so make sure to go at the park.

three stars only bc there is alot of driveway and store crossings. its great for biking and walking. super easy on the river side. the other side has a few hills that take your breath away but my kids 12 and 7 did great on them. Also had the kid trailer on our bikes and had no issues. would recommend bring your lock and wallet and check out the stores and eat at the apple valley restaurant very good, but worth the price. all in all great 10 mile ride..

scenic driving
1 month ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

First I did this as a scenic drive. The Roaring Fork Nature Trail is one of the highlights of the GSMNP. I been at least 4 times. There are abundant wildflowers thru the month of April. There are scenic cabins. There are 4-5 pullouts with scenic creeks/rivers. And there is one scenic view of the mountains.

The only downside is the the road is VERY busy after Memorial Day and it’s also narrow. You can only park at the pull offs and sometimes that means you’ll need to walk back to the photo you want.

trail running
1 month ago

My daughter and I ran 4 miles of this trail on a Tuesday in early April. Very nice, wide, well-marked paved trail. Like so many Tennessee trails, this one’s got some significant elevation changes, especially for flatlanders from the Midwest. Nice, though. Would do it again. Pretty too, in the Spring.

road biking
1 month ago

Beautiful biking trail.

Always love the drive, whether spring or when open in the winter.

This loop takes you back in time. It never ceases to amaze me what our forefathers were able to accomplish

trail running
1 month ago

Nice morning runs from Gatlinburg hotels

This is an urban walk around an industrial building area and around a pond. It is pretty and the pond is nice. They have coin operated feeders to feed the ducks. I rated low because where the app starts the trail head is confusing. You park across the street at the greenway trailhead.

Remarkable & magnificent. Thank You.

Hiked up this road before it was opened for the season. Only saw a few folks. If going from Ely's Mill, the first 2-3 miles can be steep, but it's all paved and you can take a breather at one of the many beautiful falls. At the Thousand Drips waterfall, my young son climbed up into an deep alcove. We really enjoyed this hike.

Note that we did get a report of bears crossing the path ahead of us, but they were gone when we passed by.

Really enjoyed this. Easy trail follows river. Road into National Park is nearby which detracts, but you eventually get away from it. As you get closer to the visitors center, the trail is part of a maintenance road.

I will avoid every trail along this path from now on. It takes an hour + to do with cars constantly stopping and going and all tourists who likely aren’t hiking.

This is one of my favorite walks at Ijams. Semi-long, but pretty easy. Beautiful views. Well-maintained. I take my eight-year-old on his bike and my three-month-old in the jogging stroller, and we all enjoy it.

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