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Top 18 Pisgah National Forest Hiking Trails

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Pisgah National Forest is for you, with more than 500,000 acres to explore in Western North Carolina.   Pisgah National Forest literally surrounds Asheville, and much of the southern portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway travel through it.     There are  hundreds of hiking trails and waterfalls to explore, numerous […]

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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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Rainbow Falls NC

Rainbow Falls Trail – Gorges State Park

Rainbow Falls Trail located in Gorges State Park, NC is a rally nice deep woods hike, that begins in Gorges State Park and ends in Pisgah National Forest at either Rainbow Falls or Turtleback Falls.   The hike is rated strenuous, not due to the length, but due to the hilly nature of the trail itself. […]

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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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Wildcat Falls NC

Hike DetailsLocation:Wildcat Falls is located in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.  The falls are a short hike from Highway 215 and close to The Blue Ridge Parkway.  Wildcat falls is 50-60 feet high, easy to get to, family friendly and has a unique old concrete logging bridge that runs over top of it.  Definitely […]

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