Biking in the Smokies

Bicycles are allowed on most roads within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, due to heavy traffic, steep terrain, and narrow roads with limited pull-offs, many roads in the park really aren’t conducive for safe and enjoyable cycling. For all practical purposes, only experienced riders, using extreme caution, should attempt to ride many of the main roads in the Smokies.

There are no mountain biking trails in the Smoky Mountain National Park. However, bicycles are allowed on the Gatlinburg Trail, the Oconaluftee River Trail, and the lower Deep Creek Trail. These trails have been set aside for people wishing to simply take a stroll through the park on a bike. Bicycles are prohibited on all other park trails.

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