We have Trail Rules that are designed to encourage a safe and enjoyable time. They exist to protect our guests, natural resources and wildlife on the mountain. Please read and know what we expect.

Trail Rules:

  • User permits are required at all times on the property. Trespassing will be prosecuted.
  • All Trails are closed unless marked with a Trail Post.
  • Jeeps, trucks, cars, dune buggies are strictly prohibited.
  • Obey all signs.
  • Stay on marked trails. Do not open or remove any gates or barriers. Respect plants, wildlife and geologic features.
  • Adult supervision is required for those under age 18.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be consumed or carried.
  • Do not litter.
  • No camping or fires are permitted.
  • Stay alert at all times. We recommend carrying a first aid/survival kit and cell phone. Weather can change fast.
  • On Multiuse Trails, motorized vehicles yield to non-motorized traffic. Hikers yield to bikes and bikes yield to horseback riders.
  • Park is closed from sunset to sunrise.
  • Blaze orange outerwear is strongly recommended during TWRA Big Game hunting season.
  • For any Trail Emergency, Call 911.

OHV Safety:

  • Obey all Trail Rules. Speed limit is 16 mph across the Trail System and 4 mph in all trailhead and parking areas.
  • Inspect and test vehicle before riding.
  • Adult OHV operators must wear a DOT or SNELL approved helmet or wear a factory-installed seatbelt at all times. Minors (under age 18) must wear helmets per Tennessee law. Eye protection is required.
  • All motor vehicles must have spark arrestors. Vehicle noise may not exceed 96 decibels.
  • All OHV occupants must adhere to the manufacturer’s minimum age requirements and capacity limitations.
  • Never ride alone.
  • All Trails are two-way traffic: maintain a safe speed and distance from other riders. Never exceed your skills.
  • Plan for changing weather and dress appropriately.
  • Be prepared with a First Aid Kit, tire repair kit, tools, spare equipment and a cell phone or two-way radio.

UTV Additional Rules:

  • The operator and each passenger must wear seat belts at all times. Passengers are limited to the number of factory-installed seat belts.
  • Keep head, hands, arms, feet and legs inside the vehicle at all times while moving.

Motorcycle Trails:

Single track Motorcycle Trails are for experienced riders only. These Trails have no difficulty level assigned. Riders are strongly encouraged to don full protective gear. Helmet is required. Motorcycles must have spark arrestors and comply with the 96 decibel noise limit. Please limit noise in all parking areas and near the Doe Mountain Adventure Center.


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Doe Mountain
Recreation Area
1203 Harbin Hill Road
Mountain City, Tennessee
(423) 460-1295


Hours of Operation

Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Except on major holidays. Adventure center staff is available from 8:30am-4:00pm daily