Watauga Lake Hike

Johnson City, Tennessee 37602

Watauga Lake Hike

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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."

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Trail Information

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