John Muir Trail (Benton MacKayeTrail No. 2) at Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District Professional Review and Guide
"This beautiful stretch of the John Muir Trail follows the Hiwassee River and climbs away at times along large and interesting rock formations. Sections of the trail are filled with wildflowers in season, and it is very peaceful. Except for a few climbs up rocks to cross through mini-passes in rock formations, the trail is an easy one, appropriate for all ages.
This trail is the Hiwassee segment of the John Muir State Scenic Trail, a 18.9-mile trail that runs along part of the route that John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, used on his Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867. It is also part of the Benton MacKaye Trail system, another long trail system that runs through Tennessee."