This year’s annual Rainbow gathering to be held in Cherokee National Forest. The site is East of South Holston Lake between the lake and Holston Mountain in the NE corner of TN. N 36.50175 W 82.04347
Make sure to read your homespun helpful Howdy Folks for necessary information on how to have a happy healthy gathering and other important info.
From Johnson City: take 11E to 19E towards Elizabethton, take the 1st left onto 44, follow 44 through Bluff City (2 turns), then turn left onto 44 /Chinquapin Grove Rd *
From Bristol: I 81 take VA exit 3, follow 11E through town about 3 miles, turn left at the light at Weaver Pike (358), follow to the end turn left onto 44 *
*Continue East on 44 at Past Hickory Tree Grocery turn right on to Flatwoods Rd , follow FS camp/horse/boat signs follow signs park with all 4 wheels off on Flatwoods Rd
Good for carts gate: 87A on right is a gated 2+ mile moderate walk to main circle on a gravel road
Hardy hiker gate: 3 miles past 87A look for trail head on the right, Josiah Trail 50 most hardy, Josiah Horse Trail 45 still hardy for now but milder incline
As always, please park with all 4 wheels off the gravel on Flatwoods Rd
Very low clearance vehicles should consider coming in from 421 on the north, follow signs for big creek campground then keep going another mile or so, this road is MUCH easier on vehicles – it’s paved most of the way, vs a very pot-holy dirt road, will likely be the “back gate” entrance.