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Tweetsie Trail, Johnson City

Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
In 2013 the City of Johnson City completed its acquisition of a 10-mile stretch of the former ET&WNC Railroad from Johnson City through Elizabethton. The first 7-mile segment celebrated its grand opening Labor Day weekend 2014. The final 3 miles have been completed and celebrating with a grand opening Labor Day weekend 2015.

The recreational trail along the former railroad corridor provides an opportunity for walking, hiking, running, biking, etc. on a relatively flat grade in a natural setting. The trail connects Johnson City and Elizabethton communities. The trail takes its name from the locomotives of our railroading past whose high-pitched whistles led local residents to nickname them "Tweetsie."

To schedule an event on the Tweetsie Trail, please contact Johnson City Parks & Recreation by email jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org or by phone 423-283-5815.

More Information at www.TweetsieTrail.com
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  • Total trip from the very beginning is 19 miles. Since it was a railroad at one time, any climb is super gradual, so it’s easy! For walking, we park in Elizabethton at the baseball park and walk about....  more »
  • Come from western NC regularly to walk this 10-mile stretch. The Johnson City trailhead is THE place to start as the Johnson City to Elizabethton stretch is the most scenic and really gives you a...  more »

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