This is the first comprehensive hiking guide to the Cherokee National Forest. Comprised of 625,565 acres along the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, this forest includes much of the western slopes of the southern Appalachian Mountains, rth and south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area encompasses a tremendous diversity of wildlife, vegetation, and scenic vistas of high mountain peaks and beautiful creeks, waterfalls, and valleys. Over one hundred trails and footpaths wind throughout this wildlife haven, inviting everyone who loves the outdoors - hikers, backpackers, hunters, anglers, horseback riders - to explore its natural beauty. The Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club's Tennessee Chapter has carefully charted these trails, providing specific directions along with a wealth of general information on the forest's present and past wildlife, vegetation, and geology, as well as a history of the forest's human inhabitants - including the political battles that have been waged to protect the forest. Wilderness Trails of Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest is the first book in the Outdoor Tennessee Series, introducing nature lovers everywhere to the variety of experiences the Volunteer State has to offer those who cherish the great outdoors.