Trails & Greenways
CCCRA's Trails and Greenways program develops and promote a county-wide system of trails and greenways that encourage tourism while protecting the natural environment. The principal focus to-date has been developing and expanding the 15-mile biking/hiking trails in the Jackrabbit Mountain Trail System (JMTS), in cooperation and collaboration with the USFS and The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA). In addition to the trail infrastructure, there is a parking lot, bike-maintenance station, kiosk, information board, covered bridge and picnic area.
Close to 15 miles of machine-constructed singletrack trails are complete. Eight interconnected trails based on a stacked-loop design range from 0.7 to 3.2 miles and are well-marked. Many of the trails border Lake Chatuge, while others meader through the woods or ridge-top. These trails are specifically designed to appeal to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Trails are well-marked. The added botanical identification markers make this a great place for family fun and learning.
Plans are well-underway for a 4.5 mile expansion to this great Clay County asset.