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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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Sliding Rock Featured

Sliding Rock NC

Looking for some summertime water fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains?  Look no further than Sliding Rock NC.  People and families have been coming to Sliding Rock NC, located in Pisgah National Park in NC for years and years. Location:  On Highway 276, 8 miles outside of Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: Just a short walk from the parking […]

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Looking Glass Falls Featured

Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass rock, located near Brevard NC in Pisgah National Forest is one of the most popular waterfalls in The Blue Ridge mountains and the most visited waterfall in North Carolina.  Not only is Looking Glass Falls large and beautiful, it’s literally right next to a main road, making accessibility easy.   Looking Glass Falls […]

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Skinny Dip Falls Featured

Skinny Dip Falls Blue Ridge Parkway

For the past couple of years, we had heard about Skinny Dip Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but had never actually hiked down to it.   On a whim, this past Saturday afternoon, we had been out to Looking Glass Falls in Brevard, NC and decided to take the Parkway home.  We stopped at […]

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Deep Creek Tubing

Deep Creek Tubing

At the end of June, we decided to go hiking on Deep Creek loop trail due to the great trails, and the ability to see three different waterfalls.  We loved the hike and the waterfalls, but what caught our attention the most was all of the people having a great time tubing down Deep Creek. […]

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Deep Creek Loop Trail

Deep Creek Loop Trail

We’ve heard a lot of people in the area say that Deep Creek, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was a great place to visit, but had never been there ourselves.   We decided to take a family hike on Deep Creek loop trail, and really enjoyed it! Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

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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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Porters Creek Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The past weekend, we decided to head out to Porters Creek trail on the Tennessee side of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   We hiked this trail for the first time in early April, but my wife was sick and wasn’t able to come, so we decided to hike it again so she could see […]

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Hiking Trails Blue Ridge

Hiking trails in the Blue Ridge – Our top 10 family favorites

Did you know that there are more than 4,000 miles of hiking trails in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains?  This includes trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Pisgah National Forest, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala National Forests, Appalachian Trail, and other smaller parks and national forests? We’ve compiled a list of […]

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5 Things to do in the Blue Ridge during the winter

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Winter time is here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  As a matter of fact, it’s snowing as I write this.  The leaves are gone, but so are the crowds. The months of January – March are a great time to visit the Blue Ridge mountains due to the better views, reduced costs, and there being […]

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