Southeast of Nashville near Pikeville, the Falls Creek Falls State Park has two mountain bike trails.
The Piney Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile out and back route, with side trails available. It is a moderately difficult trail not suitable for beginning riders. The Piney Creek Trail is an old hiking trail and jeep road combined from Piney Falls along rolling hills and through hardwood by Camp II to a small dead end loop which drops off into the gorge. At this point, you return along the same trail. The trails to the west lead to land owned by a timber company. These trails are not in very good condition and are not recommended for beginning cyclists.
Directions: Parking is available at the Piney Falls Loop. Follow signs to Scenic Loop. Piney Falls is the first road to the left when you go through the orange and white scenic loop gate. The trail leads off to the left just as you approach Piney Falls parking area. Camp II will be approximately 1 mile on the trail. Just remember to make right hand turns at each intersection. Parking is also available at the gate leading to Camp II. Please note Camp II is not open to the public.
Overall, Piney Creek Trail is the 13th most popular mountain bike trail of all 21 mountain biking rides in Tennessee.