Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute

Located on the banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, the Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute (NOLI) is the region’s leading […]

Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is an exciting day trip outside Johnson City, with a moderate 2.6-mile hike through the lush rhododendron forests of Laurel Fork before reaching the falls. To get there, drive east on U.S. 321 out of Hampton, TN for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Dennis Cove Road, marked with a brown national forest campground sign. Continue about 4 miles from U.S. 321 until coming to a small parking area on the left for the Appalachian Trail. The trail to Laurel Falls is on the same side as the parking area and is easy to spot.

Blue Hole Falls

Blue Hole Falls is a 0.5-mile lightly trafficked loop trail near Elizabethton, TN that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. To get there, take Highway 19E out of Elizabethton for about 10 miles, and turn left onto Panhandle Road at the brown national forest sign for “Blue Hole.”

Red Fork Falls, Unicoi County

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Red Fork Falls is located in Unicoi county leads to a picturesque series of waterfalls. This is a short, but difficult hike with steep and […]

Rock Creek Recreation Area

Located in Cherokee National Forest, Rock Creek Recreation Area offers day-use and extended stay facilities for outdoor enthusiasts. Amenities include short hiking trails, picnic tables, […]

Rocky Fork Falls, Unicoi County

Rocky Fork Falls combines an easy car ride and short hike to a stunning vista in the Rocky Fork watershed. To get there, take I-26 […]

Spivey Falls, Unicoi County

Spivey Falls offers an easy, short trip outside of Johnson City for those Instagram-worthy waterfall photographs. To get there, take I-26 to Erwin, and take […]