Timber Rattlesnake – Cumberland Gap Trail

Just another thing to watch out for as you hike around the Appalachians…

A large Timber Rattlesnake calmly slithers across the Cumberland Gap Trail – accessible form the Elkmont Campground area within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The timber rattler is a notoriously thick rattlesnake and is well camouflaged in the dense understory of […]

Cherokee Trail » Knoxville News Sentinel

DEL RIO, Tenn. — Anyone who has driven U.S. Highway 25-70 from Knoxville to Hot Springs, N.C., is familiar with the striking beauty of the French Broad River valley.

One of the best ways to explore this territory is to hike the Paint Mountain-Chimney Rocks trails in the Cherokee National Forest between Del Rio and […]