9780897325165

Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes In and Around Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport

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  • ISBN13:

    9780897325165

  • ISBN10:

    0897325168

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/13/2014
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
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Summary

Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia details the 40 best hikes in and around Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol as well as the surrounding areas of Abingdon, Elizabethton, Greenville, and Rogersville. Drawing from a wealth of trails on vast public lands, the mosaic of hikes featured reflects the wide variety of terrain in the greater Tri-Cities, from high mountains to the east and south to the historic walks in Tennessee state parks. The Appalachian Trail also provides nearly 70 miles of quality hiking around the Tri-Cities. Authored by Johnny Molloy, the most experienced guidebook author in the field today, this guide has something for everyone, from a leisurely weekend stroll to advanced treks into the Appalachians.

Author Biography

Johnny Molloy is a writer and adventurer who has written more than 40 books about the outdoors, including hiking and camping guides, comprehensive guidebooks to specific areas, and true outdoor adventure books for destinations throughout the Eastern United States. He lives in Johnson City, TN.

Table of Contents

Overview Map
Overview Map Key
Dedication
Acknowledgments
Preface
Recommended Hikes
Introduction to the Tri-Cities
BRISTOL, VIRGINIA
1. Backbone Rock
2. Beaver Creek Knobs Loop
3. Cross Mountain Hike
4. Damascus Loop
5. Feathercamp Loop
6. Flint Rock via Holston High Knob
7. Gentry Creek Falls
8. Great Channels of Virginia
9. Steele Park East
JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE
10. Behrend Trail at Roan Mountain State Park
11. Big Firescald Loop
12. Big Hump via Hampton Creek SNA
13. Buffalo Mountain
14. Emerald Forest Walk
15. Falls of Upper Laurel Fork
16. Grassy Ridge via Carvers Gap
17. Hickey Fork Loop
18. High Rocks Vista
19. Hunt Fish Falls via Gragg Prong
20. Nature Trails of Roan Mountain
21. Rock Creek Falls
22. White House Cliffs via Rocky Fork
23. Nolichucky Gorge Loop
24. Laurel Falls from Hampton
25. Lower Higgins Creek Falls and Hidden Lake
26. Margarette Falls
27. Old Forge Loop
28. Persimmon Ridge Park
29. Pinnacle Fire Tower
30. Sill Branch Falls Loop
31. Views from Vandeventer
32. Watauga Lake Hike
KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE
33. Bays Mountain Park
34. Devils Bathtub
35. Falls of Little Stony
36. Fall Creek Loop at Warriors Path S
37. Falls of Laurel Run
38. Kingsport Greenbelt
39. Natural Tunnel State Park
40. Warriors Path State Park
APPENDIX A: OUTDOOR RETAILERS
APPENDIX B: HIKING CLUBS
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MAP LEGEND

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