Johnson County is home to the Doe Mountain Recreation Area with 8,600 acres of protected mountain terrain, offering over 50 miles of blazed multi-use adventure trails. ATV riders, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders are welcome at this family wilderness area. There are currently two main attractions at Doe Mountain. The Kettlefoot Fire Tower that sits atop the mountain at 3800 feet elevation offering long range views into Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. There is also a short hike to Chimney Rock Overlook to experience breathtaking views of the Roan Creek Valley and beyond.
Doe Mountain is in the process of expanding their entire trail system, including the addition of more Multi-Use Trails, some Hiking Only Trails and some Mountain Biking Only Trails. There are also plans to open up a back country area that will provide longer more difficult hiking trails, backpacking opportunities and primitive camping.