Mountain Biking Rocky Fork State Park
"Rocky Fork State Park is in one of the most beautiful parts, not just of our state, but of our country. It is Upper East Tennessee's gateway to the Appalachian Trail, and I consider the area a national treasure. This park reaches up to 4,800 feet in elevation, making it one of the few areas in Tennessee that you can enjoy the trout streams, wildlife, hiking and backdrop of the Smoky Mountains at that height. Because of the park's natural beauty, it should soon be one of our state's most popular parks." Senator Lamar Alexander
Bike, Hike and Fish Tennessee's Newest State Park...
Beautiful, scenic Rocky Fork State Park is a 2,076 acre park in rural Unicoi County in East Tennessee. It is situated in the Blue Ridge region of the Appalachian Mountains, close to the Tennessee - North Carolina state line. The park is adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest and close to the Appalachian Trail.
Riding Mountain Bikes in Rocky Fork...Nearly 15 miles of marked mountain biking trails inside the state park boundary provide access to 8,000 acres of remote, unmarked and unsigned logging roads. These trails provide for scenic and challenging rides for the ambitious mountain biker. The primitive roads are shared with hikers. Expect rough terrain, stream crossings and outstanding views.
Directions...From Johnson City, TN: I-26E for approximately 16 miles. Take Exit 43 for US-19W toward TN-352/Temple Hill Rd. Turn left onto US-19W S. Turn right to stay on US19W S for approximately 1 mile. Make a slight right onto TN-352 W for 4.8 miles. Turn right onto Rocky Fork Road to the park gate.
Address...501 Rocky Fork Rd, Flag Pond, TN 37657 or call 423-271-1233.
Hours of Operation Sunrise to Sunset.