Calling all mountain biking enthusiasts, get ready to add some new trails to your adventures.
The Tennessee River Gorge Trust has announced the opening of a new four-mile mountain biking trail system on Aetna Mountain at the end of September. A grand opening celebration will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring an inaugural bike ride, food + drinks, and outdoor vendors — make sure to RSVP.
The trailhead is located at River Gorge Drive (look out for signs displayed in the Black Creek neighborhood directing you to the correct location).
Know before you go
- Parking is limited at the trailhead (overflow parking is available at the top of the mountain).
- Mountain bikers can experience beginner-friendly to intermediate-level trails (with optional advanced features built-in for more experienced bikers).
Bonus: An expansion of the trail to include additional segments is planned for the upcoming years.