Watauga River Bluffs Trail is a lesser known trail just outside of Johnson City in Watauga, TN. It sits on a 50-acre natural area in Carter County along the Watauga River. The land was designated as a nature preserve in 1998 to protect the Carolina Pink.
I hesitated to write a post about this trail because we didn’t love it and don’t plan on going back. After thinking it over, I decided that #1- just because we didn’t love it doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be a great trail for someone else. This trail can also be used for fishing and might be a good option for that as we didn’t see anyone else on the trail. #2- it is important to include the trails we don’t love and why so that you know we are being 100% transparent always. I want you guys to know that when we say we loved a trail, we truly loved the trail. So, here is our experience with Watauga River Bluffs and why it isn’t our favorite.