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On Doe Mountain

Our 8,600 acres of protected mountain wilderness are ideal for all types of adventure and feature multi-use trails for off-highway vehicles, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. We are always looking to expand our trail offerings, so please check with our office for any new additions, or connect with us on Facebook and let us know what type of trail you’d like to see!

The Doe Mountain Adventure Center, located at the Harbin Hill Trailhead, serves as the base camp for all mountain activities and is where we hold safety classes, nature programs, and outdoor adventure expositions. It is also our Trail Information Center, where you can purchase user permits and obtain trail maps and books. Come see us today, then hit the trails!

** DMRA does not offer food, rentals, camping, or tours. For more information on these services, please see Area Info section below

Area Info

Our mountain wilderness is surrounded by a wide variety of things to see and do! Blessed with stunning natural beauty, this area of northeast Tennessee offers an array of recreational opportunities that are sure to make your stay memorable. We are conveniently located near Gentry Creek Falls, Watauga Lake, the Virginia Creeper Trail, The Snake motorcycle route, and the Appalachian Trail, so you can experience some of the region’s best outdoor attractions while here. Stroll the streets of Mountain City to visit the Johnson County Center for the Arts and the Heritage Hall Theatre, and be sure to check out our local dining and shopping options. There are also several close options for fuel, so you can easily get everything you need for your next adventure.

For more information about nearby vendors, please peruse the below links. Whether you are looking for a comfortable place to stay during your visit or a family-friendly restaurant, we’ve taken the guesswork out of meeting your needs while on vacation. This area offers something for everyone, so start here and plan your next visit soon!