With sprawling vistas and fun terrain, there is no better place to go mountain biking than the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Panoramic views, steep inclines, and wild downhill rides all await you here. We’ve combed through the area and hand-selected the best biking trails in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! From miles of paved trails to nature-filled journeys, the possibilities for a Gatlinburg biking trip are endless! With year-round beauty and unforgettable experiences, there are so many reasons to choose The Smokies for your biking trip. Below, you will find a few ideas for your next vacation. And, if you are looking for more fun things to do, take a look at our free Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of top recommendations on area breweries, hiking trails, eateries, attractions, and more.    

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A Local Guide to the Best Biking Trails in Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Gatlinburg Trail 

A little under two miles in length, the Gatlinburg Trail is one of the most stunning bike trails in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! The popular outdoor path is ideal for a bike ride along the Little Pigeon River’s quiet banks. The best part? It’s a relatively flat, paved path, making it ideal for biking with the whole family! 

Local-tip: The trail features a pedestrian footbridge that reveals extraordinary views of the river!  

Cades Cove Loop 

One of the most popular biking routes in Gatlinburg is the Cades Cove Loop Road. The 11-mile one-way road offers a great way to exercise and admire local wildlife at the same time. The best time to pedal along this beautiful stretch of the mountains is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings because from May through September, it is closed to motor vehicles until 10 a.m. If you can’t visit in that time frame, there’s no need to fret! During other times of the year, the traffic on Cades Cove Loop is still relatively low, so you can always enjoy a bike ride.  

Local-tip: You don’t need to pack your bike to enjoy biking in Gatlinburg because the Cades Cove Trading Company offers an excellent bike rental service!  

More Biking Trail Systems Near Gatlinburg 

  • Foothills Parkway 
  • Greenbrier Road 
  • Tremont Road 
  • Tsali Recreation Area 
  • Deep Creek Trail 
  • Oconaluftee River Trail 

Plan the Ultimate Smoky Mountain Getaway at Edgewater Hotel Suite

When it comes to the best accommodations in Gatlinburg, look no further than Edgewater Hotel. Our beautiful property is just minutes from all the best mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and bike rentals. Each of our accommodations is fully equipped with the best amenities and comfortable furnishings. When you book a stay in one of our Suites, you can enjoy sprawling views of the mountains. Sip a glass of wine on your private balcony, cozy up next to the fireplace, or take a stroll along the parkway. The possibilities are endless!  

During your stay at Edgewater Hotel, you can expect to start each morning right with a delicious complimentary breakfast. After an exhilarating day on the trail, come home to our hotel and enjoy a relaxing swim in our indoor-outdoor pool.  

Don’t wait to start planning your next exciting getaway; check our availability and book your stay today!