Chattanooga Mountain Biking | Rides + Trails
Chattanooga is loaded with great mountain biking trails and places to ride. While we can’t cover all of the best places to ride bikes in Chattanooga, we’ve included a few of our favorites. Look for more info on Chattanooga Bike Rides coming soon. Until then, enjoy these area classics.
Small Intestine Loop (Raccoon Mountain, Mountain Bike): Features over 17.5 miles of single-track filled with beautiful views of the Tennessee River Gorge and Chattanooga. Trails range from easy to advanced and offer everything from fun rolling terrain to serious rock gardens that will challenge the most seasoned rider. For a must ride trail, check out the Small Intestine Loop.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take I-24 W to exit 175. Turn right at Browns Ferry Rd. and travel for 0.9 mile to Elder Mountain Rd. Turn left on Elder Mountain Rd. and travel for 1.8 miles to TVA Access Rd. Turn left onto TVA Access Rd. to left turn into the East Overlook parking lot.
Booker T. Trails (Booker T. Washington State Park, Mountain Bike): An intermediate trail that will send riders twisting and shouting for 5.6 miles around the shores of the Chickamauga Lake. The Booker T. Trails are a great place for beginners and families, but don’t worry advanced riders, this trail has plenty of tight, quick corners to keep it interesting for everybody. Be sure to check out Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant & Cantina located on Hwy 58.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take I-24 E to I-75 N. Follow I-75 N for 2.9 miles to exit 4 and merge onto TN-153 N. Follow TN-153 N for 4.7 miles and exit onto TN-58 N. Follow TN-58 N for 2.5 miles to left at Champion Rd. Take Champion Rd. for 1 mile and turn left into Booker T. Washington State Park.
Tanasi Trails (Cherokee National Forest, Mountain Bike): From 3+ mile climbs, to rolling trails by the beautiful Ocoee River, the Tanasi Trail system has it all. Be sure to check out the Brush Creek trail located just east of the Ocoee Whitewater Center. If one day of riding at the Tanasi Trail system isn’t enough for you, then be sure to pitch a tent or park your RV at Thunder Rock Campground, just west of the Ocoee Whitewater Center.
Directions from Chattanooga: Take I-24 E to I-75 N. Follow I-75 N for 19.3 miles to exit 20. Keep right and merge onto TN-40/US-74 for 6.4 miles. Take the US-64/US-74 exit ramp to follow US-64/US-74 for 30.6 miles. Ocoee Whitewater Center will be on the right.
Suck Creek/Signal Mountain Road Ride (Suck Creek/Signal Mtn., Road Ride): A 46 mile road ride that climbs Suck Creek Mtn. and Signal Mtn. In between climbs you will get to enjoy the scenic views of Sequatchie Valley and see why so many locals refer to Sequatchie Valley as “God’s Country”. For an added adventure, take the W-Road off of Signal Mtn., and find out why it is called the “W” road!
Directions from Chattanooga: We suggest picking up a cue sheet and starting this ride from River City Bicycles on the north shore of town on 112 Tremont St. at Frazier. From the parking lot take a right on Frazier Ave. until you turn left on Signal Blvd. to Suck Creek Rd.