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Not all adventure stories
are found inside books.

Don’t just step out of your comfort zone. Hike. Bike. Or perhaps rappel. For every level of fitness, ambition and imagination, Blackberry Mountain offers both outdoor and indoor pursuits that each provide ample opportunity to grow. The physical challenge will be matched with intellectual nourishment and inspiration at every step.


Where the true beauty of the Smokies becomes crystal clear.

Get ready for the hike of your life. Designed to blend the challenging, the invigorating and the educational, each journey will leave you breathless – in a good way. With over 20 miles of private trails woven through untouched acreage, all your senses will be stimulated.

Sounds of nature. Fresh scents. Foraged flavors. From lowland streams all the way up to cool, rocky ridgetops, sights you’ve never imagined await you. Permanent rainbows. Hidden Waterfalls. Off-trail adventures.

Guided Hikes:

  • 2-3 hour
  • 3-6 hour
  • 6-8 hour
  • Half-day or full-day hikes off property

Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes on the Mountain range from calm and inspiring experiences, like creekside meditation and treetop yoga, to intense workouts including endurance rides in the Spin Studio and H.I.I.T. classes in the gym.

Cooking Demo

Join one of our artisans or chefs in preparation of a seasonal, three-course, midday meal inspired by the Mountain, and enjoy lunch paired with a glass of wine or Blackberry Farm Brewery beer. Offering is seasonal.


The mind knows no boundaries.

Your imagination holds infinite acres of unexplored territory. Awaken, indulge or enhance your creative spirit with one or more of our guided craft classes. Whether it’s in the art studio or the great outdoors, the Mountain will provide you with plenty of inspiration. Throw pottery, sculpt ceramics or weave baskets by hand. Paint, carve and sculpt using textiles, wood and rock as your canvases.

Mountain Bike

Thunder down a rocky trail through a sea of trees. Gently climb from creek bottom to forestland covered with wildflowers. Let gravity pull you along a trip across the Mountain’s spine. You won’t soon forget the discoveries over eight miles of private trails, ranging from extreme to extremely comfortable.

Guided Ride:

  • 2-hour mountain bike ride

Tree Climbing

Get ready for a real “bird’s eye view.”

Revive your childhood fearlessness, and take in the sights from a new perspective with tree climbing. Whether you’re ascending the tree on a rope or stepping out onto a limb, enjoy the thrill of a bird’s eye view—and the satisfaction of a challenge.

Rock Climbing

Scale age-old boulders. Calculate your grip over natural rock. Or simply learn the ropes on our custom-built indoor wall. Whatever your personal summit is, where there’s a rope there’s a way for you to reach it.


Discover a new appreciation for what the land provides when you forage fresh, regional flora with expert guidance from the Blackberry Mountain team. Learn where to find certain plants, fungi and herbs, which seasons to look for them and how best to cook your foraged bounty!


Nothing rivals the majesty of sleeping directly beneath the stars. Whether it’s a light trailside trek or deep backcountry venture, connect with the Mountain and yourself as you explore. The perfect provisions. Curated campsites. Chef-prepared meals afield.

  • Guided overnight backpacking to Chestnut Flat Shelter with Chef Dinner Afield
  • Guided overnight backpacking to Chestnut Flat Shelter
  • Fully outfitted overnight backpacking
  • *You must be a guest at Blackberry Mountain to camp on the property.

Lexus Test Drive

East Tennessee is graced with dramatic byways and roads that meander through the mountains, where guests of Blackberry Mountain can experience driving tours in luxury. When planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, or a quick jaunt into town, reserve a Lexus vehicle with our compliments.

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Off-Site Adventures

Horseback Riding

Experience the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains from a new perspective as you traverse the land on horseback. With offerings for guests of all ages in every season, the horse program provides enjoyable and informative experiences to bond with the animals and explore through fields, across streams and over beautiful pathways winding through the land.

Fly Fishing

Pick a spot and cast your line for wild rainbow, brown and brook trout in one of the Southeast’s largest wild trout sanctuaries, or float the beautiful tailwater streams of East Tennessee and let the river guide your fishing.

Paddle Sports

Splash your way through summer with an assortment of paddle sport activities. Canoe the shallow waters of the Little River and cool your feet in the riffles as you casually drift downstream; or, choose a kayak, canoe or paddle board to explore the waters of mountain lakes surrounded by a 360 degree view of the foothills.


Explore beyond Blackberry Mountain and get to know the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you’re seeking a quiet walkway or looking to test yourself against the climb, you’ll find rewarding trails and experiences for every hiker.

Sporting Clays

Learn the basics and take your first shot at sporting clays or test your skills on our private course. Hunting has been an important part of the Mountain’s history, and we are honored to offer this traditional sport to fellow marksmen. From flushing birds to running rabbits, our private course offers a fun challenge for shooters of all levels.

Lake Life

The foothills surround the clear waters of Tellico Lake with their distinct, Appalachian beauty. Learn to wakesurf with expert guidance and top-of-the-line equipment from MasterCraft Boat Company in this pristine mountain setting or simply enjoy a refreshing boat ride on a hot Tennessee afternoon!