Special Places

Unicoi Mountains

Old-growth forests shroud the ridgelines of the Unicoi Mountains, which follow the North Carolina–Tennessee state line. The beloved Benton MacKaye Trail, considered an Appalachian Trail alternate trail, follows the Unicoi ridgeline. The Kirkland Creek Trail also winds through the area and connects to the adjacent Upper Bald River Area in Tennessee. Many rare species rely on the Unicoi’s ancient forests.

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Popular activities in the Unicoi Mountains

hiking

Hiking

backpacking

backpacking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

old growth

Old-Growth

rare species

Rare Species

equestrian

Equestrian

scenic views

Scenic Views