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Leonard M. and Laurie M. Adkins

The three options to explore north Georgia’s 1,200-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge offer every walker a chance to experience the drama of the falls. more

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Leonard & Laurie Adkins

With surprises ranging from a collection of bonsai trees to delicious lunch fare, the Asheville destination is pure pleasure. more

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Leonard and Laurie Adkins

Downtown Sevierville and the adjoining West Prong Greenway make for a walk that has ample connections to the town’s favorite daughter, along with many other treats. more

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Leonard Adkins

The little North Carolina town is one of the Appalachian Trail’s most-fun walk-through towns. And just beyond: A great viewpoint. more

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Leonard Adkins

This pleasant, flat walk combines out-in-the-woods with right-next-to town. more

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A few tidbits on the Ruby Falls expansion, Tweetsie Railroad milestones and more. more

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Leonard Adkins

The flat 9.6-mile rail-trail moves through contexts from urban to wooded, and is wonderfully customizable for distance and experience. more

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Leonard Adkins

Don’t have half a year to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail? Consider these shorter and distinctive alternatives, able to be hiked in full in a week to a month or so. more

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This nine-mile hike includes a section about half that long that offers a serious aerobic challenge. more

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The 12.4-mile North Georgia loop hike contains as much history as it does beauty. more

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The 77-mile trek can be even more fun when you do it in day hikes, and when your fellow hiker is the executive director of the Foothills Trail Conference. more

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The southwestern corner of the West Virginia wilderness offers much in the way of wild animals, including black bear in a no-hunting area. more

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This easy six-mile North Carolina walk not only has the Pisgah Inn nearby, but also a nice campsite at the halfway point—an inviting spot for a first-time backpacker to spend the night. more

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