Doe Mountain is a multi-use family-oriented outdoor recreation area in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Doe Mountain is a range that runs approximately eight miles between the town of Mountain City, Tennessee and the headwaters of Watagua Lake, the highest lake in the TVA system. The recreation area contains approximately 8,600 acres of mostly forested land criss-crossed by miles of roads and trails built for the mining and logging activities that once took place on the mountain. These historical roads and trails are forming the backbone of the multi-use trail system that will be the centerpiece of Doe Mountain recreation.
The State of Tennessee purchased Doe Mountain in May 2012 and established the Doe Mountain Recreation Authority (DMRA) to manage Doe Mountain. The DMRA is charged with preparing a master plan for Doe Mountain; conserving the land, waters, and wildlife of Doe Mountain; and fostering economic development through recreational opportunities on the mountain.
Doe Mountain has approximately 50 miles of trails open for OHV use. While the majority of our trail are multi-use we are always changing. Check back with us since we are constantly adding new trails.
Doe Mountain is conveniently located near other other local destinations, including the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the ski and golfing resorts of Western North Carolina, and Watagua Lake. Please come, explore, and have a good time!