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Level: Beginner
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +854/847 ft
Total: 67 riders
 

Mountain Biking Cades Cove

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#144 of 196 mountain bike trails in Tennessee
#9,902 in the world

Take some of the gravel roads on the right for adventures but turn around or you'll end up sssomewhere else besids the parking lot. If you wimp out take either of the two gravel roads to the left they cut your ride short and you'll still end up in the p

First added by BaneGoorb on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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"Go from Pigeon Forge through Gatlineburg and follow the signs in The Great Smokey Mountians. (It's on the right side of the TN map. It'in the green area.
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  • rcmillen
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    Cades Cove is a big tourist and local draw of cars driving a loop of 11 miles (plus two gravel roads that cut through the middle of the loop). Starting in May, Cades Cove is open to cyclist of all ages and abilities from early morning to 10 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On the loop trail (paved) are park rangers on bikes to give you information
    Great ride, especially the "full moon" ride when the park is open for bikes only during a full moon. Take your light, the main road is asphalt, but you can go off onto dirt/rock trails and roads.

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  • triton189
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    11 mile one way asphalt road through a beautiful valley. Several side hiking trails to scenic and historic sites, as well as Abrams falls. Highly recommended this for road biking, this is not a single-track mountain bike trail.

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  • CoKo
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    Cades Cove is a big tourist and local draw of cars driving a loop of 11 miles. Starting in May, Cades Cove is open to cyclist of all ages and abilities from early morning to 10 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Last time I was there we saw many deer and a couple random Black Bears w/ Cubs. On the loop trail (paved) are park rangers on bikes to give you information on whereabout of wildlife sightings.

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  • Jkizz
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    rode it at midnight... so sweet... park in the lot and ride the loop... if your lucky you can be the only person there... enjoy the coyote howls...

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  • momrnc
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    Great ride, especially the "full moon" ride when the park is open for bikes only during a full moon. Take your light, a snack/fluids and enjoy! I would consider this more of a moderate ride for beginners to even those who have ridden "some". The main road is asphalt, but you can go off onto dirt/rock trails and roads. The coop is about 11 miles and open until 10am in the mornings for bikes only. After that, you share the roads with cars.

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  • jluck
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    Saturday and Wednesday mornings the loop is closed to vehicles. It is a scenic loop with lots of wildlife early in the morning. Loop is paved the entire 11 miles. Great for wildlife viewing.

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