Biking

 

Fire Mountain Trails

Located in the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, Fire Mountain is a multi-use trail system with 11.6 miles of berms, switchbacks, elevation rises as high as 2,224 feet, and more. 

Panthertown Trail Mountain Biking

These mountain biking trails offer 19 miles for riders who enjoy a truly off-the-beaten-path cycling experience. The scenic trails traverse through and around many of the valley’s most popular destinations, such as cliff-top views, waterfalls, and streams. A map is recommended before your visit.

Tuckasegee River Greenway Biking

The Tuckasegee River Greenway is a one-mile there-and-back trail along the Tuckasegee and is ideal for those who want a more relaxing and scenic biking experience. The paved trail maintains a flat elevation and is shaded along its entire course and offers coinvent amenities such as restrooms, parking, picnic benches, and a bike maintenance station.

Kids’ Bike Park at the Tuckasegee River Greenway

The Jackson County Greenway Kids’ Bike Park features a 750-foot bike trail suited for beginner bikers. Located less than half a mile along the paved and shaded Tuckasegee River Greenway, this trail system features tabletop jumps, pumps, berms, and even an inner gravel track for younger kids. 

WCU Trail System

The WCU Multi-Use Trail system is 6.8 miles of narrow single-track trail designed for foot traffic and mountain bike use. The trail is intermediate in difficulty with steep mountainside terrain. Although the elevation change from the trail’s highest to lowest point is just a few hundred feet, there are lots of ups and downs for bikers to enjoy.