Watauga Lake Hike

Johnson City, Tennessee

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Soak in this highlight-filled lakeside ramble. Join the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) as it curves along the shore of Watauga Lake, bordered by mountain vistas aplenty and swimming opportunities too.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Soak in this highlight-filled lakeside ramble. Join the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) as it curves along the shore of Watauga Lake, bordered by mountain vistas aplenty and swimming opportunities too.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Johnson City
Distance: 5.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,970 feet
Top Elevation: 2,240 feet
Local Contacts: Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Ranger District: 423-735-1500, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated #783 South Holston and Watauga Lakes; Appalachian Trail Conservancy TN–NC Maps 1 and 2; USGS Elizabethton and USGS Watauga Dam
Driving Directions: Directions to Watauga Lake Hike

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