nature trips


wild flowers


trail running

dogs on leash



mountain biking


kid friendly



dog friendly

A great stroll along the lake with mountain views. Easy and enjoyable.

Tough descent from Mt Sterling. Lots of downed trees. But the view and Campsite on top of Mt Sterling is worth every step. Loop it with Big Creek and you have a nice two night trip

2 days ago

2 days ago

Good out and back trail not to hard .....can be muddy in rain and a few creek crossings but really enjoyed the falls ....go after a good rain and the falls are much better !!

I've walked this trail countless times; I like it because it gets me in the woods only a few minutes from the house. After climbing the first little bit and getting in the woods you can hear more birds and breeze than traffic. I just do the woods/steeper section down to the creek and then turn around; the flat section does nothing for me. Some wildflowers in the spring (trillium, may apples) and some nice hardwoods.

4 days ago

great hike! I did this in 2016. climbing the fire tower at the end makes it all worth it. and sticking my feet in the creek at the end lol

Great little hike in and out. Waterfall is so worth it!!!!!!

Great trail with small waterfalls all along the way and a great payoff at the end.

Its a great trail to begin if your new to hiking

scenic driving
9 days ago

The Cherohala has similarities to the Blue Ridge Parkway, though it is shorter and an up-and-down across the Unicoi Crest. But it is a great stretch of drive that puts you in the mountains with great views, numerous trailheads, picnic tables, and all the spectacular seasonal scenery. It is not as crowded as either the BRP or the GSMNP. Often there are lots of motorcyclists which one would expect on this type of road, but I've also had days where there were very few people at all. A nice get-away to some great destinations.

Beautiful falls. We went on a Saturday and saw 7 other people on the trail. It was worth the drive from the Knoxville area.