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Upper Cedar Rock Falls

Upper Cedar Rock Falls

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Upper Cedar Rock Falls is a really beautiful 20′ tall waterfall that is accessible via an easy-moderate 2 mile roundtrip hike.   Location: Pisgah National Forest, Ranger District near Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: 2 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Handicap Accessible: No Dog Friendly: Yes Features: Waterfall, bridges, forest Directions: From The Blue Ridge Parkway, take Highway 27 […]

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Cedar Rock Falls

Cedar Rock Falls NC – Pisgah National Forest

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Cedar Rock Falls is a really beautiful 20′ tall waterfall that is accessible via an easy-moderate 1.8 mile roundtrip hike. Location: Pisgah National Forest, Ranger District near Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: 1.8 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Handicap Accessible: No Dog Friendly: Yes Features: Waterfall, bridges, forest Directions: From The Blue Ridge Parkway, take Highway 276 towards Brevard. […]

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Cove Creek Falls NC

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Cove Creek Falls is located in the Cove Creek areas of the Pisgah National Forest Ranger district. This 50′ waterfall is accessible via a very nice 2 mile loop hike, that is off the beaten path. Location: In Pisgah National Forest, off Highway 276 near Looking Glass Falls Roundtrip Distance: 2 mile loop hike Difficulty: Moderate Handicap Accessible: […]

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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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Solar Eclipse 2017 Best Locations in the Blue Ridge

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On August 21st, at approximately 2:30 PM, the total solar eclipse 2017 will occur.  The best part?  The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia will all be able to see it, and will provide optimal viewing locations!  A total solar eclipse, that is viewable from the Blue Ridge Mountains AND optimal is […]

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Whitewater Falls NC

Whitewater Falls NC

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Whitewater Falls NC, located near Sapphire NC is the tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, measuring 411 feet.   Update 6/30/2017 – The stairs leading to the lower observation deck are now open again!  They have been closed due to forest fires in November of 2016 that destroyed the previous stairs down to the […]

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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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Chasteen Creek Cascade

Chasteen Creek Cascade Falls

Chasteen Creek Cascade is a 30′ waterfall.  Due to the very gradual decent, it’s technically a cascade, hence the name.  Regardless, it’s really beautiful, and surrounded by dense woods, with lots of wildflowers. Location: Smokemont Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roundtrip Distance: 3.6 Miles Difficulty: Easy – Flat and wide trail, with only moderate […]

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Linville Falls NC

Linville Falls NC

Linville Falls NC, located near Milepost 316 on The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most popular stopping points along the parkway, and also one of the most photographed waterfalls in the area. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Roundtrip Distance: Erwin’s View Trail: 1.6 miles Linville Gorge Trail: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Erwin’s View Trail: […]

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Bridal Veil Falls NC Highlands

Bridal Veil Falls Highlands NC

Bridal Veil Falls is a 60′ cascade, and 120′ tall waterfall, located just outside Highlands, NC that is literally roadside, meaning you can drive up, almost right next to it.  You were able to drive under it until recently, but that is not currently allowed. Location: Highlands, NC Roundtrip Distance: The waterfall is roadside. Difficulty: […]

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