If you want a scenic bike ride or gorgeous hike, there is no better place than Anderson County. The mountains of East Tennessee provide the perfect terrain for both biking and hiking trails. There are trails that are great for everyone, from avid hikers to children. There are moderate trails with mild inclines and declines, then there are more mountainous trails that are a little more strenuous. You can take a stroll along the river, stay on a paved path or go for a tougher hike through the woods! You’re sure to find the perfect trail for your skill level. The majority of the trails are for hiking and biking, but there are also trails for horseback riding and off-roading as well!
One of the best places to go, whether you want to walk or bike, is Norris Watershed. Norris Watershed has 30 miles of walking, hiking, biking and even horseback riding trails! The trails run through the watershed’s 2,300 acres and offer stunning views of Norris Lake, along with its surrounding hills and valleys.
If you want a more thrilling biking experience, head to Windrock Park. Windrock Park has more than 300 miles of off-roading, hiking and biking trails. There are trails for every skill level, so you don’t have to worry about having experience to have fun! Other popular places for hiking and biking in Anderson County TN include Norris Dam State Park, Anderson County Park and Haw Ridge Park.
To help you decide where you want to explore during your visit, check out our list of the best places for hiking and mountain biking in Anderson County:
|Click on the Recreation Area listed below for Additional Information||Hiking||Mtn Biking||ATVing/Off-Roading||Horseback Riding||Fishing||Canoeing||Camping/Lodging Facilities on Site|
|Windrock Park-72,000 acres/300 miles|
|Anderson County Park-196 acres/6.1 miles|
|Norris Dam State Park-4,000 acres/24 miles|
|*Norris Watershed-2,300 acres/30 miles|
|Songbird Trail-2 miles|
|*Black Oak Ridge Conservation-3,073 acres/13.7 miles|
|Haw Ridge-780 acres/28 miles|
|Melton Hill Trails-5.7 miles|
|North Ridge-10.3 miles|
|*North Boundary-15 miles|
|UT Arboretum-250 acres/3.5 miles|
|Savage Gardens-30 acres|
|*Please note that some of the before listed areas are closed in the Spring and Fall for hunting. Please check the schedule before entering specified areas.|