Committed to Ensuring Your Safety & Well-Being

Committed to Ensuring  Your Safety & Well-Being

Trail Rules

Keeping all of our guests safe throughout every outdoor adventure is our priority. The trail map and following rules were designed with that mission in mind, as well as to protect our natural resources and wildlife.

  • User passes for our guests are required at all times on the property. Being on the DMRA property without a proper pass is considered TRESPASSING
  • Passes are available for purchase online or in person at the DMRA Adventure Center. We accept cash and credit cards for in-person purchases
  • Annual Pass holders will have a sticker issued to them to display on their helmet or vehicle that is visible to trail staff. Day Pass holders will have a bracelet issued upon arrival at the Adventure Center or other designated provider
  • Obey all signs, stay on marked trails, and do not open or remove any gates or barriers. All trails are closed unless marked with a trail post
  • Jeeps, trucks, cars, dune buggies, homemade vehicles, and Mahindra Roxors are strictly prohibited
  • Adult supervision is required for anyone under the age of 18. Anyone under 18 is required to wear a DOT-approved helmet for OHV vehicles
  • No alcoholic beverages may be consumed or carried on DMRA property
  • No littering, camping, fireworks, target shooting, or fires. Please respect our wildlife and nature
  • Stay alert at all times. We recommend carrying a first aid/survival kit and a cell phone, as the weather and trail conditions can quickly change
  • On multi-use trails, motorized vehicles yield to non-motorized traffic. Hikers yield to bikes, and bikes yield to horseback riders
  • The property is open from sunrise to sunset
  • Dress appropriately and plan for the changing weather. Blaze orange outerwear is strongly recommended during the TWRA Big Game hunting season
  • For any trail emergency (wrecks, injury, or illness), call 911. DMRA staff are not responsible for helping to remove disabled equipment

Archery users must check in at the Adventure Center and purchase a day or annual pass for use of the range. Users must obey all posted rules for range use and tournament rules, as well as all other applicable Doe Mountain Recreation Authority rules. This includes the following specific archery rules:

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Firearms are prohibited on archery courses and ranges
  • Do not move 3D targets
  • Fire only at the designated line and walk collectively downrange to retrieve arrows
  • No running on ranges
  • Only fire from shooting lines; never shoot across lanes
  • Inspect all equipment prior to use and never use damaged equipment
  • Only target tip arrows are allowed
  • Never shoot upward (Sky Shot)

OHV Rules

OHV Rules
  • Obey all trail rules. The speed limit is 16 mph on all trails and 5 mph in all trailheads and parking areas.
  • Adult OHV operators must wear a DOT or SNELL-approved helmet or wear a factory-installed seat belt at all times. Minors (under age 18) must wear helmets per Tennessee law. Eye protection is required.
  • All motor vehicles must have spark arrestors. Let’s keep it natural: no vehicle noise above 96 decibels.
  • All OHV occupants must adhere to the manufacturer’s minimum age requirements and capacity limitations. This rule applies to passenger regulations as stated on your ATV. NO DOUBLING ON ATVS UNLESS THE MODEL IS SPECIFICALLY INTENDED TO DO SO.
  • Inspect and test the vehicle before riding, and never ride alone.
  • Trails allow two-way traffic. Maintain a safe speed and distance from other riders, and do not exceed your skills.
  • Be prepared with an adventure hiking trail map, first aid kit, tire repair kit, tools, spare equipment, and a cell phone or two-way radio.

UTV Additional Rules

UTV Additional Rules
  • The operator and each passenger must wear seat belts at all times. Passengers are limited to the number of factory-installed seat belts.
  • Keep head, hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the vehicle at all times while moving.
  • State Law requires anyone under 18 to wear an approved helmet while riding in UTVs.

Motorcycle Additional Rules

Motorcycle Additional Rules
  • Singletrack motorcycle trails are for experienced riders only.
  • A helmet is required. Riders are strongly encouraged to wear full protective gear.
  • Motorcycles must have spark arrestors and comply with the 96-decibel noise limit. Please limit noise in all parking areas near the Doe Mountain Adventure Center.