Have You Heard of Gentry Creek Falls?

Escaping the crowds on scenic backroads and hiking through a remote valley in the Cherokee National Forest will lead you a double decker waterfall that even the locals don’t know about,  located deep in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. […]

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Max Patch in All Seasons

Max Patch is among the most memorable spots on the Appalachian Trail. The highland meadow shared by Tennessee and North Carolina is one of those majestic landmarks that people speak in hushed, almost reverential tones. However, Max Patch is more than just distant panoramas. […]

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Hiking History: The Overmountain Victory Trail

In 1780, the Overmountain Men trekked through the mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, and what later became known as Tennessee to take on the British. Today, you can still trace part of their route as part of the Overmountain Victory Trail. […]

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Winter Waterfalls For Solitude

The Appalachian Trail travels between Tennessee and North Carolina along the crest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Below them, run lesser- used trails with wild waterfalls, ridge lined views, and solitude galore. […]

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Leaders for a Litter-Free Tennessee: Channing Taylor

During these times, outdoor recreation has seen an influx of folks who aren’t recreating responsibly. Overcrowding in areas like Laurel Falls of the Cherokee National Forest, Dolly Sods in West Virginia, and Max Patch along the Appalachian Trail has contributed to an increase in pollution and trail erosion. Follow along as we feature local leaders […]

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