National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of South Holston and Watauga Lakes is an essential travel companion for all outdoor enthusiasts seeking recreational opportunities in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conference and others, the map provides unparalleled detail of the area, from the northeastern corner of Tennessee to Erwin in the southwest. Many popular recreation points of interest in the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests are covered, including Unaka Mountain, Pond Mountain and Big Laurel Branch Wilderness Areas, Roan Mountain State Park and Iron Mountains.
Narrow down the best places to visit according to your needs and interests with handy activity guides. Extensive trail charts display each trail’s location, mileage, difficulty level and designated usage whether you’re traveling on foot, horse, mountain bike, or motorized vehicle. Mapped trails are also color-coded according to their use and the famous Appalachian Trail is highlighted. Navigate with aid of the map’s contour lines, elevations, labeled peaks, shaded relief, selected waypoints and water features. Some of the many recreation features noted include areas for camping; wildlife, wildflower and waterfall viewing; fishing and rivers access; swimming; and skiing.
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. We love technology and enjoy the convenience of GPS, but you can’t plan a trip on a phone screen and navigation doesn’t work where there’s no cell signal. Start your next trip on the right foot with a high-quality folding travel map. Make the most of your next adventure, even if you lose GPS or cell signals. You’ll always be on the correct route with our folding travel maps. Your adventure starts here!
Big Laurel Branch Wilderness, Blue Ridge, Boone, Boone Lake, Cherokee National Forest, Elizabethton, Grandfather Mountain, Johnson City, Milligan College, Pisgah National Forest, Pond Mountain Wilderness, South Holston Lake, Stone Mountains.
What is a Trails Illustrated Map?
With more than 250 titles available for America’s favorite outdoor destinations, Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids.
About the Author
Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world.
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