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Biking in Hot Springs
River Road: (7 miles one-way) This easy road ride follows the French
Broad 7 miles to Paint Rock. The first 3.5 miles is paved, the second
half is gravel. Murray Branch picnic area is about 1 mile beyond the
start of the gravel. You can continue along Paint Creek for an additional 6 miles to the Paint Creek Campground.
Gum Spring: (2.6 miles, distance from Hot
Springs-17.5 miles) Difficult single track trail starting at Meadow
Creek fire tower and ending at Burnett Gap (TN 107).
Laurel River Trail: (3.6 Miles one way distance from Hot Springs-5 miles) A flat ,scenic and very rocky singletrack to the remains of Runion(a turn of the century logging town). Follows the river for the entire length. Good swimming opportunities.
Mill Ridge Bike Trail: (4 mile
loop, distance from Hot Springs-3.5 miles) A moderate loop on old
forest roads with a short section of single track to connect the loop.
The fields and wildlife openings of Mill Ridge provide views of the
Golden Ridge Trail: (7.5 miles, distance from Hot Springs-8
miles) A moderate to difficult loop on old road forest roads with a
short section of single track to connect the loop. Warning: this Trail is currently very overgrown.