Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee & Virginia

Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee & Virginia


2nd Edition

40 Spectacular Hikes near Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol

Discover 40 five-star hiking trails in and around Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, including popular routes and hidden gems.

From high mountains to the east and south to the historic walks in Tennessee, the Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia are a hiker’s nirvana. This region offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore in and around Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, as well as the surrounding areas of Abingdon, Elizabethton, Greeneville, and Rogersville. Drawing from a wealth of trails on vast public lands and encompassing the Cherokee, Jefferson, and Pisgah national forests, the mosaic of hikes reflects the wide variety of terrain. State parks preserve beautiful places to visit, and urban parks provide quick, easy nature escapes. The Appalachian Trail, the most heralded and hiked footpath in our country, curves within range of the Tri-Cities for nearly 70 miles.

Explore 40 of the region’s best, five-star trails with this easy-to-carry and easy-to-use guidebook. In the updated edition, acclaimed author and hiking expert Johnny Molloy shares everything you need to know about the area’s spectacular outings, from convenient suburban greenways to wilderness treks at an elevation of 6,000 feet.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Descriptions of 40 five-star hiking trails for all levels and interests
  • GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads
  • Insight into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes
  • Ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children

Lace up, grab your pack, and hit the trail!

Additional information

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Johnny Molloy



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Five-Star Trails

Publication Date

June 14, 2022


Menasha Ridge Press


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