• Rocky Fork

    Rocky Fork State Park
    Flag Pond, Tennessee

  • Laurel Fork

    Dennis Cove on the Appalachian Trail
    Hampton, Tennessee

  • Bays Mountain

    Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
    Kingsport, Tennessee



Welcome to Hike Solo Outdoors!

Hi, my name is Jared. I’m a local photographer and lover of the outdoors based out of Johnson City, Tennessee. Hike Solo Outdoors has been a passion project of mine since I moved to the Appalachian Mountains in December of 2018. The goal of this site is to bring you all things Appalachian! For now I’m focusing strictly on East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Southwest Virginia, but hope to bring expanded coverage of the Appalachian Mountains and beyond soon! From the best hiking trails in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia to the best overlooks or waterfalls in your local area, to outdoor gear reviews and discussions. I hope you find the information on this site helpful and useful for planning your own outdoor adventure in the Appalachian Mountains.

Make sure to check out our trail guides and videos to get the inside scoop on all of your local hiking trails. We hope to see you out on the trail soon. Stay hiking, and stay safe!

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Northeast Tennessee Hiking Trails

Want to get all the details on a Northeast Tennessee hiking trail before you head out? Check out our ever expanding list of trails right here. Whether hiking, biking, or taking the dog on a stroll, we have you covered! More trails are added all the time, so make sure to check back on a regular basis.

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Whitehouse Cliffs Trail

Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park

Margarette Falls Trail

Greeneville, Tennessee

White Rock Overlook Buffalo Mountain Johnson City TN
White Rock Loop Trail

Buffalo Mountain Park