Back in 2012, The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with the State of Tennessee, acquired what now comprises the Doe Mountain Recreation Area, one of the largest remaining privately owned blocks of forest in the Southern Blue Ridge region. Today, the 8,600-acre property is managed by the Doe Mountain Recreation Authority (DMRA) under the direction of its board, on which TNC sits.
Doe Mountain's more than 60 miles of trails support a multi-use recreational destination that draws outdoor enthusiasts from several states for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and low-impact ATV touring. The highest peak at Doe Mountain is approximately 3,900 feet above sea level. The property---together with surrounding Southern Appalachian forests--also supports some 40 rare plants and animals as well as plentiful deer, turkey, black bear and other species.