Month: October 2019

Cherokee National Forest—Benton Falls Trail – Mountain Biking

Intro The Chilhowee Recreation Area lies within the Cherokee National Forest, a 650,000-acre tract of public land. With such a huge piece of land comes a huge responsibility, and it’s not uncommon to find local bicycle groups maintaining the trails by rerouting problem areas, cleaning up of debris after storms, and picking up trash. Several area bicycle shops lead group rides during the week after work and on weekends so the trail system gets a lot of bicycle traffic. The Benton Falls Trail gets the most traffic of any trail in the Chilhowee network so be sure and watch for hikers and trail runners while rolling along. What Makes It Great No matter what kind of mood you are in, there is a loop for you. Feel like hammering out a long ride filled with everything a trail can throw at you? Chilhowee has you covered. Start out on the Benton Falls Trail and exit to the right onto the first Slick Rock trail you come to—Naked Widow Loop. Take it up, up, up to …