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The Tweetsie Trail is a rails-to-trails project between Johnson City and Elizabethton, TN.


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Map Key

10.5

Miles

16.9

KM

Doubletrack

1,691' 515 m

High

1,476' 450 m

Low

262' 80 m

Up

316' 96 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly Easy grades, wide and not technical whatsoever.

Posted trail rules can be found here.

Description

The Tweetsie Trail traverses along a former ET&WNC railroad right-of-way between Johnson City and Elizabethton. It is the longest rails-to-trails project in Tennessee and connects downtown Johnson City to downtown Elizabethton. Using trail connectors on the Johnson City side, it provides access to Tannery Knobs Bike Park (opening summer of 2018) and the ETSU Trail System.

The trail surface consists of crushed gravel and is as wide as typical doubletrack trails. There are several stopping points along the trail that include historical sites, scenic farmlands, and Sycamore Shoals State Park. There are several road crossings on the trail where traffic lights exist so use caution. The grade is relatively gentle overall.

Contacts

Shared By:

Marc Upton with improvements by Alan Sparks

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 12 votes

#3

in Johnson City

#8047

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  4.1 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Johnson City

#175

in Tennessee

#8,047

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Creek Crossing.
Mar 14, 2018 near Central, TN
Bikin' and Eggs Ride
Dec 7, 2018 near Johnson…, TN
They grow it by the pound in Carter County
Mar 15, 2018 near Central, TN
Bike stand at trailhead parking lot with air pump and various tools.
Nov 11, 2018 near Johnson…, TN
Quarry Pavilion Area
Dec 7, 2018 near Central, TN
Old Barn
Mar 15, 2018 near Pine Crest, TN

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Oct 31, 2020
Bryan Farley
2020 GT and 2020 Nishiki Johnson City to Elizabethton 10:30 AM start 40° 2:00 PM end 60° 21mi — 3h 30m
May 16, 2020
Eli Hechmer
Jun 30, 2019
David Oglesby
Nice ride some beautiful views 19.8mi — 1h 47m
Apr 12, 2019
Jason Johnston
Feb 24, 2019
Chloe Holdren
Nov 11, 2018
Marc Upton
20mi — 2h 00m
Jul 27, 2018
Keith Greene

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