Where to Bike in the Smokies
Bicycles can travel on most roads within the park. However, due to steep terrain, narrow road surfaces, and heavy automobile traffic, many park roads are not well suited for safe and enjoyable bicycle riding.
Safety is always a major concern where cars and bicycles must share the road. The states of North Carolina and Tennessee require that children age 16 and under wear a helmet. We strongly recommend that all riders wear helmets, use rear view mirrors, and ride properly-fitted and well-maintained bicycles. Please obey all traffic regulations.
Mountain Biking Nearby
Mountain biking trails are open on national forest and recreation lands outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For information on mountain biking in these areas, please visit the following pages:
Chattahoochee National Forest
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Last updated: July 29, 2023