Ten of these trails are within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, chosen as the best of the 800 miles of Park trails, but the other 30 – in Knoxville and then the four compass points – you can get to without traffic congestion either on the way there or on the trail. This book has so many cool features. I love the two pages of Recommended Hikes, which gives five or six trails in twelve well-chosen categories, including “Best for Dogs,” “Human History.” “Geology,” and even “Best for Seclusion.” The author, Johnny Molloy, lived for twenty years in Knoxville, and now lives in Johnson City, Tennessee. As the author of more than 50 books, mostly guide-books of various kinds, he is basically the master of the genre.
Birmingham, Alabama: Menasha Ridge Press, a 2021 2nd Edition of a 2011 release. Index, Appendices, and full-color maps and photos throughout. Trade paperback.