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Bicycling Routes Around Chattanooga, TN and North Georgia

These inspiring routes will take you along country backroads where farmlands are interspersed with woods. You’ll tackle challenging climbs to the ridges that border Chattanooga to enjoy scenic views overlooking her valleys. The urban routes through downtown Chattanooga will journey through preserved historic neighborhoods and along the greenways of the Tennessee Riverpark. There are 45 routes circumventing a wide radius around Chattanooga, Tennessee and into the rural North Georgia countryside.. Historic tours and Points of Interest are highlighted and over 240 color photographs are featured.

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Route Overview

There are 14 start locations plus alternate start options to cover 13 surrounding counties.: north to Dayton and Birchwood; south to McClemore’s Cove and Lafayette, Georgia; east between Cleveland, Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia; and west to Sequatchie Valley. Urban routes cover Chattanooga, including the Tennessee Riverpark. Rural routes cover: north to Dayton and Birchwood; south to McClemore’s Cove and Lafayette, Georgia; east between Cleveland, Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia; and west to Sequatchie Valley. Urban routes cover downtown Chattanooga and include the Tennessee Riverpark. The start locations and routes are color-coded for easy referencing. Alternate start locations are provided which allow for increasing/decreasing mileage or to ride from a start closer to home.

Cue Sheet Overview

Each route has a detailed cue sheet with concise, easy-to-follow directions. Intersections are marked with an “@T” or “@Y” and specify stop signs or traffic signals. Stores and restrooms along the route are also noted.

Map Overview

Our detailed maps highlight bicycling routes and include stores and restrooms in the vicinity. You can customized our maps easily to fit your training, fitness or riding time requirements. To help you navigate easily, both rideable roads and other significant roadways are included. Our maps make It easy to find new roads to explore and to add variety to your route.

Profile Overview

A profile for each route, plus the elevation gain and route description, will help you to determine the terrain and degree of difficulty.


Off Road Trail Systems around Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Tri-Cities

Excellent resource for mountain bikers, trail runners, and day hikers! Off Road Trails features 31 mountain bike trail systems from around Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and the Tri-Cities. Trails range from tight, twisty singletrack, meandering doubletrack, and forest road climb providing a wide variety of terrain for the beginner to expert mountain biker. Each city is color-coded and all trail systems feature full-colored, fold-out topographic maps. Each trail system is color-coded and offers driving directions to the trailheads; introductory summaries of each trail system; detailed trail maps showing all trails, connectors, spurs, and roads; and a gallery of photos. Off Road Trails provides all the trail information needed for your off road adventure right at your fingertips.

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Route Overview

We’ve featured 31 mountain bike trail systems from around Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and the Tri-Cities. Each mtb system is fully mapped showing all trails, connectors, spurs and roads. We color coded the radius around each city for easy reference. Each section offers driving directions to the trailheads, introductory summaries of each trail system, detailed trail maps and descriptions and a gallery of pictures.

Trail Description Overview

Each trail system is described with a rating for aerobic and technical difficulty, the elevation’s low and high points, the trail surface and trail condition as well as other pertinent information. The trail description chart offers detailed information on the trails within each trail system stating mileages, ratings, tread, terrain and what to expect out on the trail.

Trail Topo Map Overview

Our full-colored, fold-out topographic maps make it easy to navigate any of the trail systems. Map details include mileages between important junctions and all necessary spurs, connectors and roads. Topographic map contours help you to see the terrain you’re planning to ride. Each trail system is marked with a suggested route and all trails are color-coded. Parking, visitor and nature centers, restrooms, campgrounds and points of interest are highlighted.

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