No matter where you are in Cherokee County, NC, you’re just a short distance from almost any outdoor activity that you can think of. Because of our diverse terrain, Cherokee County is home to a plethora of mountain biking trails. In North Carolina, our national forests offer more than 257 miles of mountain biking trails, many of which are open to the public year round. No matter your skill level, we have miles of trails that range from easy to most difficult.

Right here in Cherokee County, bordering the Hiwassee Lake, the Hanging Dog Recreation Area offers over seven miles of mountain biking trails and provides beautiful lake views along the way. The Tsali Recreation Area is one of the most popular destinations for mountain bikers around the country and is only a short drive away in the Nantahala National Forest. Along most of our mountain biking trails, you’ll find rest stops with restrooms and picnic areas to accommodate your needs during your biking trip.

Whether you’re a frequent mountain biker or if you just want to try out something new during your vacation, let us show you why North Carolina is considered to be a mountain biker’s playground. If you have any questions about Mountain Biking trails in Cherokee County, NC, feel free to contact us or visit Tusquitee Outdoors.  

Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Address 104 Tennessee Street Suite A | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-4165
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area
Address Take Joe Brown highway (SR 1326) northwest out of Murphy for 5 miles. Turn left at the entrance sign, into the Park. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Piney Knob Trail
Piney Knob Trail
Hiking and Mountain Biking Trail
Address | Murphy, NC 28906
Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association
Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association
SABA invites all interested bicyclists to join our club