->Bicycling & Touring

Taking to the roads and trails around Franklin, NC via bicycle is a very popular form of recreation. You'll find the winding roads and scenic vistas make for a great day of adventure on the back-roads of the area. 

A bicycle offers the pefect opportunity to take in the sights of the mountains of Western North Carolina from a whole new perspective. You’ll also find that Franklin, NC has a world-class bike shop with guided rides and great suggestions for your mountain tour.

Smoky Mountain Bicycles
31 East Main Street – Downtown Franklin

Guided Cycling & Running Trips - David L. Forkner

Mountain & Off-Road Biking

Some of the best mountain biking trails in the world are found in Western North Carolina. That’s why you’ll find thousands of cycling enthusiasts come to the area each year.

The Nantahala National Forest offers many miles of scenic gravel roads that are appealing routes to mountain bikers. The Tsali trails feature 40 miles of nationally known, world class singletrack biking.


Family Friendly Biking

If you prefer a more gentle pace, go for a family-friendly spin on the Little Tennesee River Greenway. The Greenway is an almost 5 mile, 13 foot wide paved path that runs through the heart of Franklin and beyond. There’s easy access from many points in downtown Franklin, North Carolina. »




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