Finding a place to ride can be difficult for some people and the secret places we may not want to share sooner or later become overrun with traffic.
There’s a place in the south that always seems to have good riding called Prentice Cooper State Park. This hidden gem lies in the mountain range just outside Chattanooga Tennessee and its actually the only place close to my home where I can really let the Polaris RZR XP 900 stretch its legs.
Prentice Cooper rests at the top of a beautiful mountain range and if you look closely while riding the trails there are sweet little side trails for foot traffic that lead out to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Tennessee River gorge. One spot even has a huge rock that rises out over the Tennessee River and is big enough to camp.
If you need a camper hook-up, Prentice Cooper has it, but primitive camping is permitted at two designated campsites: Davis Pond and Hunter’s Check Station locations.
There are plenty of really scenic creek crossings and with a tall canopy of trees the breeze flows through the woods to keep it nice and cool during the hotter days. There are also 35 miles of hiking trails and backpackers are also permitted to use the campsites along the trails.
After reading, this location may not be a secret any longer, but I do hope you’ll Prentice Cooper State Park at least once and I know you’ll love it forever.