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Where can I go biking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
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Cades Cove Loop Road, Cataloochee and Foothills Parkway/Look Rock are very popular areas. A lot of the park though, is very hilly and may be more difficult depending on your experience. Cades Cove Loop Road extends for 11 miles around the cove and offers great views. It is closed to auto traffic on Wednesday and Saturday mornings in summer. Try Cades Cove at night under a full moon! In terms of trail riding, there are no mountain biking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Gatlinburg Trail, the Oconaluftee River Trail, and the lower Deep Creek Trail are the only park trails on which bicycles are allowed. Bicycles are prohibited on all other park trails. 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 contact the following offices: Chattahoochee National Forest (770) 297-3000 Cherokee National Forest (423) 476-9700 Nantahala National Forest (828) 257-4200 Pisgah National Forest (828) 257-4200 Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (423) 286-7275 Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (800) 628-7207 Have a great trip, and remember to check back with us at OhRanger.com to let everyone know about your experience! Take lots of pics!
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