Bicycling and Mountain Biking

Bring your own bike or rent one from Smoky Mountain Bicycles on Highlands Road in Franklin. A list of easy, intermediate and difficult bike trails can be found here. The Tsali mountain bike trail system attracts thousands of biking enthusiasts to the area every year and offers four loops. Or, for a family-friendly bike alternative, consider the Little Tennesee River Greenway, a 5 mile, 13 foot wide paved path that runs through the heart of Franklin and beyond. There’s easy access from many points in downtown Franklin. Click here to learn more.

Are you a serious downhill mountain biker?

Check out this Dirt Surfing article from the June 2017 edition of Captial At Play. It recommends five privately owned bike parks in Western NC, as well as trails on public lands (from easy to intermediate); bike shops; what to do before you hit the trails; and an explanation of trail types.