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Summits

Flint Rock – Holston Mountain Lookout Tower

Holston Mountain is one of our most recognized mountain ridgelines in the east TN/southwest VA area as it spans approximately 28 miles from Elizabethton, Tennessee to Damascus, Virginia.  It’s the prominent mountain visible while looking south on most of the I-81 corridor from the Tri-Cities to Abingdon.  The highpoint of the mountain is Holston High … Continue reading »

Categories: Day-hike, Historical, Lakes, Look-out Tower, Rock Formations, Summits, Vistas | Tags: , , | 9 Comments

Whitetop Mountain & Buzzard Rock

Whitetop Mountain is the State of Virginia’s second highest peak at 5525′, along with having the highest maintained road in the state.  You can make this a very short and easy day-hike by taking this road all the way to the top of the mountain, but I decided to climb it on foot instead… starting … Continue reading »

Categories: Apalachian Trail, Day-hike, Rock Formations, Summits, Vistas | Tags: , , | 15 Comments

Grassy Ridge

Grassy Ridge is a prominent peak in the Roan Highlands sitting at 6180 feet in elevation.  This expansive Southern Appalachian Bald offers 360 degree, unobstructed views, which are undoubtedly some of the best in the eastern U.S.  This is also the highpoint of Avery County, NC. I left the house very early in the morning … Continue reading »

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Round Bald Summit

If you’re looking for a short walk to amazing vistas, check out the summit of Round Bald in the Roan Highlands.  This is a 5826′ elevation mountain with 360 degree-panoramic views.   The hike is entirely on the Appalachian Trail and is only a mile trek (round trip).  See my Hike Planner below for all … Continue reading »

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Pinnacle Mountain Trail

I thought the best way to start my brand new blog was with a brand new hiking trail… the Pinnacle Mountain Trail, located in Unicoi, Tennessee. This trail was just completed by the Forest Service about a month ago, and it’s a nicely designed trail with a 4-5 foot width, many switchbacks, and an overall … Continue reading »

Categories: Look-out Tower, Summits, TN County Highpoint, Vistas | Tags: | 4 Comments