Tennessee's Southern Blue Ridge Mountains (south of the Smoky Mountains, east of Chattanooga) are home to some of the best gravel cycling roads in the eastern U.S., offering unparalleled scenery (and challenge!) on beautiful backroads that meander in and out of the Cherokee National Forest. Our mission at TENNESSEE GRAVEL is to help you explore this gold mine of gravel in whatever way works best for you, whether that's exploring forest gravel bike routes, venturing out on a self-guided bikepacking journey, or taking on one of our time trial challenges!
Free Downloadable Routes
The Southern Blue Ridge Mountains are full of beautiful backroads that wind in and out of the Cherokee National Forest east of Chattanooga, offering endless opportunities for exploration! To help sort through all the options, we've provided some of our favorite gravel bike routes for day trips and overnight bikepacking adventures!
Individual Time Trial Challenges
Experience the wild beauty of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains on these incredibly scenic and challenging routes! Push your limits on your own clock while earning rewards for the effort and a chance to participate in the annual fall invitational race!
Whether you ride one of our epic routes like Three Rivers Way or simply venture out for an overnighter, a bikepacking adventure in the deep woods of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains provides the perfect change of pace from everyday life. Expect challenging climbs, varied terrain, and a soul-cleansing reset. We've provided links to some of our favorite bikepacking routes, along with tips and helpful information to get you ready!