Made to move? We’ve made the Fire Mountain Trails just for you.
The Fire Mountain Trails are Cherokee’s source for big adventure—a multiuse trail system that’s made to mountain bike, hike, or run. The network of trails is more than 11 miles total, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to recreate safely, responsibly…and flowy?
That’s right—if you like your trails with a nice flow of features, with fun berms and quick hits of elevation that are manageable and fun, Fire Mountain is made for you. You’ll find tables, rock gardens, and blinds for those who know, along with single-track and wider sections, spots that are smooth and fast, and trails that invite the more technically accomplished with options for those less so. The trailhead is located at 160 Indian Village Road, about 100 yards from the Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee and shares a parking lot. The trails interlace through the nearby Great Smoky Mountains, so you already know the views and terrain will take your breath away, even if your recreation of choice doesn’t!
Is it the flowiest trail in the east? Better than Ridgeline? Check the video or better yet, judge it for yourself during an overnight stay in Cherokee. Trails are free of charge, and open every day, all day. Weather closures will be shared here, Instagram, and Facebook.
Download the Fire Mountain Trails Map