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Doe Mountain Recreation Area

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alt Names

Harbin Branch, Chimney Rock

Last Known StatusOpen

This new offroad area offers 8,600 acres of wooded forest and about 56 miles of multiple-use trails that mainly consists of old logging roads. The terrain is mostly hardpacked and smooth, making it a good choice for beginners or those just looking for a relaxing ride.

The park is open daily from 8am to 5pm. Overnight parking is not permitted but camping can be found a short distance away at Roan Creek Campground. Cabin and lake house rentals can be found about 10 miles away.A permit is required which can be purchased on site during weekends or through local vendors during the week.

The park is still in the construction phase but there is visitor center available during weekends and a vault toilet in the staging area.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityMountain City, TN
Address1203 Harbin Hill Road, Mountain City, TN 37863
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From: Johnson City, TN
1) Take US-321 east about 7 miles
2) Turn right (south) onto TN-37/US-19, continue 5 miles
3) Turn left (east) onto TN-67, US-321, continue 25 miles
4) Turn right (south) onto Harbin Hill Road, continue about 1 mile toward park entrance.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles13
Miles Of Trail56
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2700 to 3700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesDoe Mountain Recreation Pass
Dates OpenDaily 8am-5pm
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingYes ($18.00 per rider)
Annual Pass - $60
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (E)Johnson County Community Hospital (423) 727-1100
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Exxon (423) 727-6589
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Exxon (423) 727-9522
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Roan Creek Campground (423) 768-0012
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Roan Creek Campground (423) 768-0012
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Roan Creek Campground (423) 768-0012
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Roan Creek Campground (423) 768-0012
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Exxon (423) 727-6589
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Shook Branch Beach (423) 735-1500
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SW)Sink Mountain Boat Ramp (865) 632-2101

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoDoe Mountain Visitor Center
1203 Harbin Hill Road
Mountain City, TN 37863
(423) 863-1081
dreese@farmermorgan.com
mike.farmer@tridesigntn.com
doemountain.org
Contact InfoJohnson County Court House
222 West Main Street
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 727-9696
Commentsells passes
Contact InfoRoan Creek Campground
205 Morefield Road
Butler, TN 37640
(423) 768-0012
donna@roancreekcampground.com
www.roancreekcampground.com
Contact InfoCreekside Chalet Log Cabin Rentals
(423) 768-2446
ironmountaininn@gmail.com
www.creeksidechalet.net
Commentcabin rentals

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