Mountain Biking in Knoxville, TN
About Knoxville Mountain Biking
At Haw Ridge, treat yourself to miles of mountain biking and hiking trails with an added bonus of a paved Greenway that curls around the Clinch River. There are 30-miles of trails at Haw Ridge, ranging from super solid rooted singletracks with tasking climbs and rewarding descents to shoreline trails that are mere feet from the waters of the beautiful Clinch River.
The Knoxville Urban Wilderness Corridor is a really amazing concept created by the Legacy Parks Foundation. Essentially, they've created (and continue to create) a natural connector system that links together some of the most prominent outdoor parks in the Knoxville area. Within its 1,000 acres are tons of trails perfectly designed for mountain biking.
Half an hour from downtown Knoxville is Concord Park, which offers 9-10 miles of solid singletrack trails. The trails are fairly technical with twisty climbing and occasional roots and rocks to watch out for.
Within this 75-acre park, mountain bikers and trail runners will certainly find some fun single track trails that suit their fancy.
The Benton Falls Trail lies at the heart of the 25-mile trail network in the Chilhowee Recreation Area, and connects directly to the highly sought-after Slick Rock Loops for challenging climbs and whooping good downhills.
For a quick, mountain bike excursion through a waterside slice of Appalachia, this park is just outside of Morristown and offers an 8-mile network of bike trails with varying degrees of difficulty.
Offering a simple .7-mile paved bike path around Duck Island, welcoming cyclists on all park roads, and boasting a world-class 8.5-mile mountain biking trail system, there’s something for everyone here.
Diverse scenery and multi-use trails are what makes this Wildlife Management Area such a worthy destination.
Haw Ridge features about 30-miles of trails, which weave their way through root-strewn single track and along the banks of the Clinch River.
Quite possibly the crown jewel of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Ijams Nature Center is a popular destination among local outdoor enthusiasts looking to hit the hiking trails, bike paths, or swimming hole without even leaving the city.
Randy Whorton, Director of the nonprofit Wild Trails, did just that.
Remote, challenging, and worth the effort—take a day or two to experience solitude in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness.
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