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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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Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is one of the highest points east of the Mississippi at 6,643 and the tallest mountain in Tennessee.   Clingmans Dome is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the incredible 360 degree view from the observation tower at the top. The Clingmans Dome […]

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Boogerman Trail

Boogerman Trail – Cataloochee Valley

With more than 3,000 miles of trails, finding a new trail to hike on isn’t difficult at all.  I had read a few good reviews on Boogerman Trail, over in Cataloochee Valley.  Boogerman trail, if you follow the loop, is 7.4 miles roundtrip.  About 2 more miles than we had been doing, but I thought […]

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Alum Cave Trail Featured

Alum Cave Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided to head out and hike up Alum Cave Trail, located in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alum Cave Trail is a family favorite, that provides a beautiful creekside hike, dense hardwood forests, scenic views, bridges, and two very unique points of interest. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

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Sunset at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Waterrock Knob – Blue Ridge Parkway

Waterrock Knob is a mountain peak located off The Blue Ridge Parkway.  Waterrock Knob is the 16th highest mountain peak in the Eastern United States and is 6,292 feet high.  Waterrock Knob is a popular destination on the parkway due to it’s almost 360 degree view from the parking lot, and the short and moderate […]

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