Roadtrip: Tennessee Trails & Byways

Explore Southeast Tennessee through its rails, trails and roads, including early Native American footpaths, the passages of the early West-bound settlers, the railroads that changed life and commerce forever, and today’s protected scenic byways and gorgeous overlooks. Along the way, you’ll find some of the most picturesque panoramas Tennessee has to offer, with the Blue Ridge Mountains bordering the route on the east and the Tennessee River and its array of lakes to your west. The drive includes five of the state’s most scenic rivers: Ocoee, Hiwassee, Tellico, Tennessee and Little Tennessee. Visit to learn more and download the guide.


Chattanooga is the jumping-off point for your Pie in the Sky adventure through the peaks and valleys of beautiful Southeast Tennessee. The trail is packed with outdoor adventure, Civil War sites, scenic drives and fun food stops. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a strolling nature lover, the views along this trail are some of the best Tennessee has to offer. Visit to learn more and download the guide.