Get Away and Reconnect
Let the hustle and bustle of city life fade away as you embark on a hiking adventure in Unicoi County. Nestled into the towering Cherokee National Forest, this rugged paradise is a beacon to outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Experience stunning views from The Beauty Spot bald, find tranquility between trees in the fairy tale-like Emerald Forest, and reach new heights at Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower. These are just a few of the incredible hikes the region has to offer. Although rich in beauty and adventure, perhaps Unicoi County’s most famous hiking attraction is the Appalachian Trail, which winds for 50+ miles across the thru-hiker-friendly communities of Unicoi County.
If you’re looking for a hike with some refreshment, several trails in Unicoi County give you gorgeous views or access to water. Whether you’re climbing alongside the Nolichucky River, or headed to one of the many waterfalls, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. There are plenty of gorgeous spots in Unicoi County with waterfalls that are well-worth the climb, including Buckeye Falls, Martin Creek Falls, Pine Ridge Falls, Rock Creek Falls, and Rocky Fork Falls.
While Unicoi County has enough outdoor experiences to keep you busy your whole time here, there are also numerous hikes and waterfalls just outside the county in surrounding communities that you’ll find are worth considering a visit to explore as well.