Baileyton Camp Inn
Take TN-70 (Baileyton Highway) 12 miles across I-81. Turn
right at caution light onto Horton Highway and campground is a
half mile on left. 234-4992
Houston Valley Campground
Take U.S. 321 South 1.3 miles to Tennessee 70 South
(Asheville Highway), turn left and go 9 miles to Tennessee 107
and turn right, then 7 miles to campground on the left.
Paint Creek Campground
Take U.S. 321 South 1.3 miles to Tennessee 70 South (
Asheville Highway). Turn left and go 12 miles; turn right at
sign; then follow signs approximately 2 miles to campground.
Pebble Mt Family
Take Highway 107 go approximately 7 miles, turn right
on Horse Creek Park Road, follow signs for approximately 2 miles
to the campground. 257-2120
This 25 mile trail begins at the Waterville exit off
Interstate 40 in Cocke County and follows the TN/NC state line.
Hikers can see great views from the open areas of Cold Spring
Foot Trail, 1.92 Miles Trail runs from MP 1.5 on Davis Creek
to Phillips Hollow Tril at a point 2.05 miles from Shelton
Mission Road and 1.05 miles from the Applachian Trail. Though
the trail may be hard to follow, it is fairly easy, following a
tributary of Davis Creek and fords the stream several times.
Small waterfalls can be seen along the stream.
Chimney Rocks Trail
This fairly easy trail begins at Weavers Bend Road, which
has parking. The 2.9 mile trail stops at its junction with Paint
Foot Trail, 2.79 Miles Trail starts on Shelton Mission Road,
1.3 miles from Greystone Road, and ends at Round Knob Recreation
Area. Trail is moderate with several stream crossings, providing
fishing access. Wildfire burned through the upper portion in
Gum Springs Trail
Hiking Trail This 1.33 mile trail begins on Highway 107
opposite the Houston Valley Recreation Area. It is a fairly easy
trail that ends at Meadow Creek Mountain Trail.
Little Paint Creek Trail
Beginning where Paint Creek Trail ends, this 2.45 mile trail
extends until it hits the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap.
Foot Trail, 0.53 Miles Trail originates from the Bullen
Hollow Trail, 0.65 miles from Shelton Mission Road and ends at a
50 foot water fall. The trail has a mild change in elevation
with many stream crossings.
Middle Springs Ridge
Foot Trail, 1.94 Miles This moderately difficult trail
begins at MP 2.27 of the Turkeypen Cove Trail and ends at MP
0.73 on Squibb Creek Trail, creating a loop.
Paint Creek Trail
This 2.74 mile trail starts at Paint Creek Recreation Area,
where parking is available. This easy trail finishes at a back
country parking area on Forest Service Road 31B.
Paint Mountain Trail
Roadside parking is available one mile beyond Buffalo Rock,
where this trail begins on Weavers Bend Road. From Lone Pine
Gap there is a new trail constructed to Paint Creek Recreation
Area, making a toal of 9.5 miles. This is a foot trail only.
Foot Trail, 0.56 Miles Easy trail, beginning at MP 0.25 on
Popular Cove Trail after the first stream crossing. Trail
follows stream to a 45 foot waterfall. In dry summers there may
be just trickle of water coming over the falls.
Foot Trail, 2.68 Miles Begins at Mp 0.5 on Bullen Hollow and
ends at the Appalachian Trail, 2.58 miles NE of Bald Mountain
and 1 mile SW of ORV road from Round knob. Upper trail is steep
Foot Trail, 2.4 Miles Moderate difficulty, with upper
section being steep and strenuous. Trail begins at MP 1.0 on
Popular Cove and ends at Appalachain Trail and ORV road on
Coldspring Mountain. The first 1.4 miles follows Sarvis Cove
Creek then makes a sharp left turn to make climb up Coldspring.
Upper section of trail may be obscured by annual growth, but
blazes are easy to follow.
Scarlet Oak Trail
Foot Trail, 0.2 Mile This loop trail begins directly across
from the Horse Creek Campground.
Foot Trail, 2.13 Miles Easy trail with several stream
crossings, beginning at footbridge on ORV road 0.1 miles from
parking area and ending at a 15 foot waterfall.
Stone Mountain Trail
This trail provides a fairly easy 6.02 mile hike. It begins
at the cemetery on Hall Mountain and stops at the Forest Service
gate along Mill Creek, 1.02 miles from Interstate 40 at Hartford
in Cocke County. Parking is available at both ends of the trail.
Foot Trail, 2.27 Miles Moderate difficulty, with the last
section being steep. Trail begins at MP 0.67 on Squibb Creek
Trail and terminates with Middle Springs Ridge Trail.
Walnut Mountain Trail
Parking is located at Round Mountain campground, which is
the starting point for the trail. Parking is also available at
Rattlesnake Gap on Highway 107. After 2.8 miles, the trail ends
at its junction with the Appalachian Trail.
Directly across the street from the Andrew Johnson visitor
center stands a bronze statue of Andrew Johnson, which was
erected in 1995. Artist-sculptor Jim Gray of Knoxville executed
the work. The statue was a gift to the community from the estate
of the the late Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett,
great-granddaughter of Johnson.
National Historic Site
History buffs may visit the two homes where
Andrew Johnson lived, and the tailor shop where he worked for
thirty years. He is buried just a few blocks from his home, in
the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. 639-3711
Bible Covered Bridge,
Go south on US-321 for 3 miles to Warrensburg road. Turn
right and drive 12 miles. Dirt road to bridge on the right.
Big Spring Memorial Park
In the past, the spring attracted game, Indians and early
settlers and is generally credited as the reason Greeneville
formed where it did in 1783. The Big Spring continued to serve
as the towns major water supply for more than 150 years.
Original 1820s era mansion is on corner of West Church and
Irish streets. The house and grounds previously included
virtually the entire block bounded by Main, Church, Irish and
Depot streets. It is now being restored to its pre-Civil War
Located on the campus of Tusculum College, this is the
restored home of Samuel Doak, first president and one of the
founders of the college. It offers a good example of the
building materials and techniques of the time.
First Presbyterian Church
Federal architecture (1874). The church is Greene Countys
earliest congregation. It is located on North Main Street.
General John Morgan Monument
This monument to the "Thunderbolt of the
Confederacy" stands in front of the Greene County
Courthouse as a mute tribute to General Morgan.
Greene County Courthouse
Located at the corner of Main and Depot streets, this may be
only courthouse in US with memorials to both Union and
Confederate forces. It still has original 1840 sidewalk and 1805
Built in the 1860 and located on North Main Street, this
Greek Revival structure features a notable cornice and steeple.
It was once used as Civil War hospital.
This restored beautiful two-story house was built in 1851.
During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers camped in the
houses back yard. It was the home of W.A. Harmon, a teacher
in Rhea Academy in the 1850s and also a physician and lawyer.
It is now the property of local historian Richard H. Doughty.
Lost State of Franklin
Greeneville was the capital of Franklin from 1785 to 1788. A
small log building was built in the style of a building shown in
early photographs. It was reported to be the Franklin capitol
New Hope Quaker Meeting
Go north on US-11E 11.4 miles,. Turn left at Chuckey onto
Rheatown Road and go 2.3 miles. This restored 1866 structure and
grounds features some of the oldest county graves.
Old Harmony Graveyard
The tree-shaded graveyard overlooks the town of Greeneville,
and its occupants are a Whos Who of Greeneville history. It
was established as a cemetery in 1791 in connection with Harmony
Presbyterian Church. Some of the Scots-Irish convenanters who
settled Greeneville are buried there. Other notables there
interred include Mordecai Lincoln, Dr. Hezekiah Balch, Dr.
Charles Coffin, Valentine Sevier, William Dickson, Dr. Alexander
Williams, and Blackstone McDaniel.
Salem Presbyterian Church
It was originally founded in 1780 by Samuel Doak, a
Presbyterian minister. Construction on the present building was
begun in 1894 at a projected cost of $10,400. Brick for the
entire structure was "burnt" near the building site.
The logs needed in the construction were brought in by a
St. James Episcopal Church
Completed 1850, it features walnut woodwork, a former slave
gallery, and the oldest organ in the state. It is located on
West Church Street, one-half block off North Main Street.
St. James Lutheran Church
Go west on US-321 3.5 miles. Turn left on first road beyond
Nolichuckey River Bridge, and proceed 11 miles to St. James.
Reconstructed 1811, this church features Revolutionary War
graves in its cemetery.
This is Americas oldest Presbyterian College, and the
first college west of the Alleghenies. Founded in 1794 when
Washington was president, the campus boasts many beautiful old
structures, including the interesting Doak House Museum, the
home of Reverend Samuel Doak, an early Presbyterian minister and
Tusculums first President.
1.5 miles trail begins at Jennings Creek, climbs one mile
climb to the ridge top, and follows to terminate at knob in
front of a shelter.
1.13 miles trail begins at Greystone Road, 2.3 miles from
Horse Creek Road junction. It terminates on Old Forge Road, 1.9
miles from Horse Creek Recreation Area. The trail is wide and
easy to follow, but portions are steep.
3.65 miles trail originates on Greene Mountain Road, 1 mile
from Viking Mountain Road intersection. It climbs a sharp slope
for 200 yards, then becomes a moderate climb to 3,700 feet at MP
1.5 where trail reaches crest of ridge. Follow to end at Kennedy
Cabin Road. Trail offers spectacular views of the Bald and Smoky
Mountains and Nolichucky River.
1.58 miles trail begins on left at entrance of the
recreation area and ends at junction of Cowbell Hollow Trail.
Take this trail, along with Little Jennings Creek Trail, from
horse trail loop at Old Forge to Round Knob Recreation Areas.
Little Jennings Creek
1.9 miles trail originates at MP from Round Knob on Cowbell
Hollow Trail. This is an easy trail with little change in
elevation, but does have numerous creek crossings.
Meadow Creek Mountain Trail
Parts of this trail are steep when it begins on Mountain
Road. After 14.08 miles the trail ends at the Forest Service
gate near Long Creek Road. Roadside parking is available.
1.68 miles trail begins at MP 1.1 on ORV road from Horse
Creek and terminates on Jennings Creek Trail 9/10 mile from Old
Forge Recreation Area. Trail follows old logging road to top of
Bikes are allowed on Forest Service Road 404 and Meadow
Creek Mountain Trails #6 and #7.
Greene Mountain Area
Roads open to bikes are Green Mountain Road, Camp Creek Bald
Road and Forest Service Road 93.
This mountain biking trail includes Forest Service Road 207
and Hogback off-road-vehicle(ORV) areas.
Horse Creek Area
Includes Doctors Ridge Trail, Popular Cove Trail, Cowbell
Hollow Trail, and Cold Springs Mountain ORV Trail that are all
open to biking.
Houston Valley Area
Brush Creek Road and Gum Springs Trail are ideal mountain
Hurricane Gap Area
Biking areas include Hurricane Gap Road, Shad Road and Rough
Lone Pine Gap Area
Here bikers can travel on Paint Mountain Road.
Meadow Cr Mountain Fire
Mountain biking is allowed on Forest Service Road 404,
Meadow Creek Mountain Fire Tower Road, and Meadow Creek Trail
Nolichucky Work Center Area
On State Highway 70 (Asheville Highway). Bikers are allowed
here and on State Highway 107 (Houston Valley Road).
Paint Creek Area
Hurricane Gap and Lower Paint Creek Roads are open to
Round Knob Area
Bikers are allowed on Round Knob Road, Round Knob Branch
Trail, Round Knob ORV Trail and Jennings Creek Trail.
Round Mountain Area
An abundance of trails open to mountain bikes. These include
Forest Service Roads 96, 3242, and Round Mountain Road.
Weavers Bend Area
Weavers Bend Road and the Chimney Rocks Trail are open to
Nathanial Greene Musem
Located on W McKee Street, it is filled with exhibits of all
kinds, including some highly acclaimed traveling exhibits.
Museum & Library
Located at Tusculum College. The only official Presidential
Library in TN. It contains the personal library and papers of
the President and his family, other artifacts, and changing
This trail is open to 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, and motorcycles.
The trail starts at the Doak Cabin site on Shelton Mission Road
and this difficult ORV trail ends at Low Gap on the Viking
Mountain Road. Approximate length: 4.87 miles
Horse Creek 4WD
This road is open to four-wheel-drive vehicles, 3-wheelers,
4-wheelers, and motorcycles. It begins at the end of the paved
road at Horse Creek Recreation Area and ends at a parking area
near the top of Coldspring Mountain. Approximate length: 4.75
Round Knob 4WD
This road is open to four-wheel-drive vehicles,
3-wheelers,4-wheelers, and motorcycles. It begins at the Round
Knob Recreation Area and ends at a parking area near the top of
Bald Mountain. Approximate length: 1.20 miles
Nolichucky Ranger District
80,000 acres of national forest in Greene and Cocke countries
are largely open to a wide variety of recreational uses.
District headquarters, where maps may obtained, is at 124 Austin
Ave., Suite 3.
Camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding
Go north on US-11E 3.8 miles to TN-107 (Tusculum) exit. Turn
onto 107 and go 6 miles to sign. Turn right, and drive 3 miles
to the Recreation Area.
The recreation area has 10 campsites and two picnic units.
Facilities include drinking water, a picnic shelter, flush
toilets, picnic tables and grills. The French broad State Scenic
River is nearby for whitewater rafting and fishing for the
aquatic recreationalist. For the hiker, the Gum Springs trail
leads from Houston Valley to the Meadow Creek fire tower.
Mountain View is 1.5 miles beyond Houston Valley Campground on a
gravel road, 3 miles to top.
People may fish or swim in the streams or go biking or horseback
riding on the trails that have access to the Appalachian Trail.
Nine campsites (tent only) are located near a waterfall and
swimming area. Facilities include drinking water, picnic tables,
grills, and a loading ramp & hitching rail for horses.
With 23 campsites and numerous picnic units, the Paint Creek
Recreation Area offers a large area to explore. Campsites have
grills, picnic tables, drinking water, and public rest rooms.
Dudley Falls is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking.
Fishing and hiking are popular activities in this area as well.
Recently, horseback riding has become more popular in the nearby
areas of Courtland Place and Little Paint. Horses, however, are
not allowed inside the campground itself.
The Round Knob Recreation Area is not a campground. Two picnic
sites are available, as well as a shelter with two picnic
tables, a much larger table, and a huge fireplace with firewood
available. Spring water is available here for drinking.
Facilities at the Round Mountain Recreation Area include
drinking water, picnic tables, grills and 16 campsites. Visitors
may fish in the nearby creek or hike trails that intersect the
Appalachian Trail. The area, which is at an elevation of 3400
feet, is also noted for the beauty of the scenery, particularly
in the fall.
Anna Sue Ward
Named after a former school teacher and located in Mosheim. It
has a playground and pavilions.
Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett was a celebrated hero. warrior, and backwoods
statesman. He was born on the banks of the Nolichuckey River on
17 August 1786. In the mid-1800s, a limestone marker was
placed at the site of the original log cabin, where today stands
an accurate historical reproduction of the house where Crockett
was born. The Park, open seven days a week, sits on 63 acres of
land and offers a visitors center and museum, a seventy-five
site campground, a swimming pool, and picnic areas.
This park has a picnic area, two pavilions, a memorial garden,
and a walkway. It also has a Wells Fargo-sponsored Gamefield
exercise system for senior citizens. It is located on Forest
Street in Greeneville.
This 55-acre park has two Little League fields, a Babe Ruth
field, and two softball fields. The park also has picnic areas,
six pavilions, two playgrounds, a railroad caboose, a pond for
fishing, five tennis courts, two basketball courts and a junior
olympic-size swimming pool.
This park features 108 campsites overlooking the Nolichuckey
River with full hook-ups, 2 bath houses, picnic tables, and
fireplaces. It has pavilions, a regulation golf course, tennis
courts, water slide, horseshoe pits, putt-putt course, swimming
pool, go-cart track, and boat ramp. Telephone 639-5912.
It features a handicap accessible playground, pavilion, picnic
tables, men & women's bathroom, and a track.
Horse Creek Special Fishing Area
This is a .70 mile stretch of Horse Creek extending from the
Forest Service boundary line, through the picnic and camping
areas, and upstream to the junction of Horse Creek and Squibb
Creek. Within this area, from May 1 to September 30, fishing is
limited to: children less than 13, handicapped persons, and
people over 60. Additionally,a creel limit of 2 trout/day is in
effect. During the rest of the year, normal fishing regulations
This is a baseball park, located on West Summer Street a short
distance from downtown Greeneville.
This is mainly used as a field for ball practice. It is operated
by the Parks and Recreation Department.