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Upper Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Upper Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Located just a short hike off Highway 215, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Upper Bubbling Spring Branch Falls makes for an excellent short hike, and is a beautiful and photogenic waterfall.  The Falls aren’t real high, but pretty as they cascade down the steep rock into the pool below. Location: In Pisgah National Forest, off […]

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Lower Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

Lower Bubbling Spring Branch Falls

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Located just a short hike off Highway 215, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lower Bubbling Spring Branch Falls makes for a quick trip, and is a beautiful and photogenic waterfall.  Below the falls are a couple of small pools for wading, which are excellent for young kids to play in and explore. Location: In Pisgah […]

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Heintooga Round Bottom Road

Heintooga Round Bottom Road

Heintooga Round Bottom Road is rugged and remote 28 mile and mostly one way gravel road that weaves its way down to into Cherokee North Carolina.  The road offers views of pristine forest, wildflowers, wildlife, and creeks.  You’ll drive through and along side often untraveled areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Heintooga Round […]

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Grogan Creek Falls

Grogan Creek Falls

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Grogan Creek Falls is a unique and absolutely gorgeous waterfall, located in the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC. Grogran Creek Falls is accessible via a 5.5 mile roundtrip hike, that has four different waterfalls on it. Location: Pisgah National Forest, Ranger District near Brevard NC Roundtrip Distance: 5.5 Miles Difficulty: Moderate […]

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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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