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Doe Mountain Recreation Area

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Alt Names

Harbin Branch, Chimney Rock

Last Known StatusOpen

This offroad area offers 8,600 acres of wooded forest and about 60+ miles of multiple-use trails. The terrain is mostly hardpacked and smooth, making it a good choice for beginners or those just looking for a relaxing ride.

The trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset but the trailhead office is open from 8:30am-4:30pm. Overnight parking is not permitted at the trailhead but camping with direct trail access can be found at R & D Campground. Cabin and lake house rentals can be found about 10 miles away. A permit is required which can be purchased onsite during weekends or at local vendors during the week.

Recent improvements include rebuilding Trail 15 back in October 2017 which provides access to Pioneer Village Shopping Center (near Mountain City) which has multiple restaurants and a Marathon fuel station directly off the trail.

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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

Approx Size8,600 acres (13 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail60
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2700 to 3700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, 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 - Trailhead office is open 8:30am-4:30pm, trails are open sunrise to sunset.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
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 RidingNotrails are open daily from sunrise to sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($18.00 per rider)
Annual Pass - $60
Camping(None)

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) 460-1295
director@doemtn.com
www.doemountaintn.com
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
Contact InfoR&D Campground
900 Mining Town Road
Mountain City, TN 37683
(423) 534-4804
randdcampground@gmail.com
randdcampground.com

RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Doe Mountain Trail Photo

Doe Mountain Recreation Area Trail

The views from the top of Kettlefoot FireTower offer some stunning views of the Roan Creek Valley. Photo Submitted 1/22/2014 (Thanks!)

Doe Mountain Trail Photo

Young girl sitting on Yamaha Grizzly ATV with Moose Racing hand guards on handlebars.

The trails are open daily, year-round. Photo Submitted 2/1/2015 (Thanks!)

Doe Mountain Trail Photo

A scenic view of rolling hills and mountains.

The rolling hills and Roan Creek Valley can be seen from the top of Doe Mountain. Photo Submitted 2/1/2015 (Thanks!)

Doe Mountain Trail Photo

Close up image of fire tower.

The Kettlefoot Fire Tower is located at the top of Doe Mountain. The tower is 60 feet high and has about 100 steps. Photo Submitted 2/1/2015 (Thanks!)

Doe Mountain Trail Photo

Photo of mature woman with scenic views of valleys, forest and hills taken from top of fire tower.

From the top of Kettlefoot Fire Tower you can even see North Carolina. Photo Submitted 6/10/2014 (Thanks!)

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Doe Mountain Trail Photo

Photo of mature woman with scenic views of valleys, forest and hills taken from top of fire tower.

The Kettlefoot Fire Tower offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. Photo Submitted 6/10/2014 (Thanks!)

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