BIKE RIDERS (ROAD AND KNOBBY) FLOCK TO THE OCOEE REGION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEAUTIFUL TRAILS AND PRISTINE BACK COUNTRY ROADS OF THE CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST. WHETHER YOU ARE AN ADVANCED RIDER, OR HITTING THE TRAILS ON TWO WHEELS FOR THE FIRST TIME- THERE IS A TRAIL TO FIT YOUR RIDING STYLE.
The Ocoee region offers miles of mountain biking trails that range from easy to challenging.
Below are two popular trail systems, for more trail info please visit: Trail Maps Available from Cherokee National Forest
Chilhowee Mountain Bike Trail System: Located at Chilhowee Mountain Recreation Area in the Cherokee National Forest. A network of interconnecting trails. Trails are designated as multiple use trails for Hiking and Mountain Biking. In the Cherokee National Forest, bikers are to yield to all other trail users. $3.00 fee per day use.
Tanasi Mountain Bike Trail System: Located at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, this trail system has it all with its 30 miles of trails. From an easy 1.5 mile hike on the Rhododendron Trail to a screaming 1.5 mile mountain bike ride on the Thunder Rock Express. $3.00 fee per day use.
Ocoee Ranger District Cherokee National Forest
3171 US Hwy 64
Benton, TN 37370
With our great mountain biking trails, of course we have some great bike shops! Not only are our vendors knowledgeable, they are also friendly and will be able to assist you in finding the best places to ride in Ocoee Country.
Mountain Bike Races
Having some of the best trails in the Ocoee Region, the area also boasts premier mountain bike races.
Cohutta 100 / Big Frog 65
Two great mountain biking events in one! Choose either the Cohutta 100-mile or the Big Frog 65-mile mountain bike race, both utilizing the popular Tanasi Trail System in the Cherokee National Forest. 423.715.2496
SERC Mountain Bike Race
Cross-country, NORBA-sanctioned championship races along the beautiful Tanasi Trail System.
Black Bear Rampage
The Black Bear Rampage is a 42-mile mountain bike race utilizing the best trails of the Tanasi Trail System in the Cherokee National Forest. 423.472.9891
Road / Casual Biking
Bikes are welcome on our roadways as long as you obey traffic laws. Our back roads are perfect for building endurance or just a casual ride.