If you’re new to backpacking, do yourself a favor and take heed of the following rookie mistakes. With a little knowledge, you’ll improve your chances of a successful first outing.
From the quiet beauty of the Tellico River to the incredible hiking opportunities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Volunteer State is full of waterfalls, mountains, and forests to explore just outside your tent flap.
Whether you’re hiking in the mountains, the desert, or anywhere in between, preparation for the natural elements is a big part of planning any outdoor trip.
It’s the season to hit the trail. But don’t just throw on your most beaten-up trainers and head out to the nearest wilderness – that’s the path to injury. We’ve assembled a guide to getting outside your comfort zone, from taking your first (tiny) steps to competing in your first race.
Whether you’re looking for a paddle out to a towering set of falls or a quick hike to the perfect view off the side of the road, here’s a list of 10 of our favorite waterfall adventures near Nashville.
Home to more than two dozen major rivers and lakes, Tennessee is one of the best states in the country to learn how to paddleboard or to fine-tune your skills.
Today, Booker T. Washington’s namesake park offers an array of recreational activities, all just 20 minutes from Chattanooga.
Bote Mountain was made for serious hikers who want to access the Appalachian Trail, but it’s also in a convenient spot for folks who want a sturdy hike without driving deep into the national park.
Mud Island’s Mississippi River Greenbelt is an excellent spot for a pleasant riverside run.
Knoxville is gaining a reputation as a mountain bike mecca, and the spiffy trails at Baker Creek Preserve are a big reason for that.