Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Tennessee River Gorge to the Big South Fork and throughout the Cumberlands

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Tennessee River Gorge to the Big South Fork and throughout the Cumberlands

by Johnny Molloy

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from the Tennessee River Gorge to the Big South Fork and throughout the Cumberlands by Johnny Molloy

Experience great hiking in the scenic swath of Tennessee between Nashville and Knoxville.

Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, a wide tableland cut with a dizzying array of deep gorges, is a geological wonderland. It is a place to behold and a place to savor. This new entry in the trusted series details 50 hikes on the plateau, from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area near Kentucky to the fascinating Walls of Jericho astride the Alabama state line; from the thousand-foot gorge cut by the mighty Tennessee River down Chattanooga way to the watery beauty of Virgin Falls by Sparta. It will encourage you to get out and enjoy the treasures of Tennessee’s unspoiled Cumberland Plateau.

Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and the unique places that make the plateau so special, places like the Great Stone Door, with its sandstone formations and vertical rock walls, and Cumberland Mountain State Park, with its ancient trees and evidence of human history. Also included are comprehensive maps for each hike, scenic photos, and a Hikes-at-a-Glance table that makes choosing your desired hike a breeze.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581578164
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Johnny Molloy is a full-time outdoors writer and the author of several books in Countryman's 50 Hikes series: North Georgia Mountains, South Carolina, The Ozarks, and Alabama, as well as more than 30 other books.

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