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Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Little Cataloochee Trail

! Roads to Cataloochee Valley  Closing 2/10 – 5/201/29/2020 – NC DOT has announced that both Cades Cove Rd, and Mt Sterling Road (284) from Big Creek into Cataloochee Valley will both be closed.  This effectively closes Cataloochee Valley to vehicle, bike or horse traffic.   You can still get in, but you have to […]

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Sam's Knob and Flat Laurel Creek Trail

Sam’s Knob to Flat Laurel Creek Trail Loop Hike

Not far to the west of the popular Graveyard Fields area, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a relatively unknown gem, Flat Laurel Creek Valley, and Flat Laurel Creek Trail.  This wonderful hike will take you through dense forest, scenic meadows, and alongside beautiful creeks. Hike DetailsLocation:In Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, off the Blue […]

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Cove Creek Loop Trail

We recently hiked Cove Creek Loop trail and visited Cove Creek falls.  This is a really nice remote trail that takes you through some beautiful deep forest, in Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard NC. Location: In Pisgah National Forest, off Highway 276 near Looking Glass Falls Roundtrip Distance: 4.2 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate Handicap Accessible: No Dog Friendly: […]

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Purchase Knob View

Purchase Knob, Great Smoky Mountains

Purchase Knob is a mountain located along the Cataloochee Divide, the serves as the border between Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Maggie Valley and Waynesville areas of North Carolina.  The hike to Purchase Knob is a real hidden gem, as are many of the trails on the North Carolina side […]

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High Falls NC

Dupont State Forest – Waterfalls Trail

Updated: 6/12/2017 – New photos, and additional information. Dupont State Forest is a 10 thousand acre State Forest just outside of Brevard, NC.   One of the key attractions for Dupont Forest is it’s six different waterfalls, 3 of which are close closer together.  Dupont State Forest and it’s waterfalls are so beautiful, they were […]

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Little Bradley Falls

Little Bradley Falls NC

Little Bradley Falls is an exceptionally beautiful 50 foot multi-tiered waterfall near Saluda, North Carolina. This gorgeous waterfall is at the end of an easy and almost two mile roundtrip hike. Location: Green River Game Area, near Saluda NC Roundtrip Distance: 1.9 miles roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate Features:Beautiful dense hardwood forest, wildflowers, waterfall, creek crossing, swimming […]

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Craggy Gardens Pinnacle Trail

Craggy Gardens is a unique place, located along The Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 364.4.  The Craggy Gardens area has multiple trails, a visitor center, and a short tunnel.   The most popular, and beautiful trail is the Craggy Gardens Pinnacle Trail, a short by somewhat steep hike, that offers tremendous 360 degree views of the […]

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Flat Creek Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Flat Creek Trail is an amazingly beautiful 5.2 mile round trip hike located just off The Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The trail follows alongside two different creeks, and is full of lush moss, grass and trees making for an absolutely gorgeous and beautiful hike that ends at the Heintooga Picnic […]

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Max Patch North Carolina

Max Patch Hiking – Hot Springs, NC

Located about 40 minutes from Hot Springs, NC is Max Patch Mountain, located in Pisgah National Forest.  Max Patch Mountain is a 4,600 foot “bald” that provides 360 degree views of the surrounding Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Hike DetailsLocation:Pisgah National Forest, near Hot Springs NCRoundtrip Distance:1.5 MilesDifficulty:Moderate/StrenuousHandicap Accessible:NoDog Friendly:YesFeatures:Incredible scenic views and Appalachian Trail […]

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Black Balsam Bald

Black Balsam Knob Hiking

A really awesome and beautiful hike, that should definitely be on everyones “must do” list is Black Balsam Knob.  The Black Balsam area, located in Pisgah National Forest, and off the Blue Ridge Parkway, offers some of the most spectacular scenic views in the Blue Ridge. The Black Balsam area includes: Black Balsam Knob, Sam Knob […]

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