The Best Hikes in North Carolina

Chasing Adventure at Clingmans Dome
Fires Creek, North CarolinaFires CreekNorth CarolinaThis is firescreek, NC. Park of chatachoochi national forest. It's a not to well known, local state park with a few hiking trails, two pretty...Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Rutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State ParkRutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock is a great little hike, if you like to hike straight up. But the views of Lake Lure and the gorge are worth it. (And if you had a good...Upper Falls, Transylvania County, North CarolinaUpper FallsTransylvania County, North CarolinaThe upper Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, falling 411 feet! It's about 60 miles from downtown Asheville and part of...Bates Creek, North CarolinaBates CreekNorth CarolinaMingo Falls located are over 120 feet high and are rated one of the most impressive falls in Western North Carolina. The climb is steep with...Rainbow Springs, North CarolinaRainbow SpringsNorth CarolinaHeading north on the Appalachian trail from winding stair gap leads to a beautiful waterfall system and several amazing camp sites. Doesn't require...Unaka Mountain, Mitchell County, North CarolinaUnaka MountainMitchell County, North CarolinaThe day we reached Unaka mountain it had stormed the night before but the clouds had now risen high into the sky, it turned out we were going to...Fires Creek, North CarolinaFires CreekNorth CarolinaFires creek management area. A local place to have a great picnic. It also offers horseback riding areas and great fly fishing spots. There are...Clingmans Dome, Swain County, North CarolinaClingmans DomeSwain County, North CarolinaA short but steep walk takes you from the parking lot up to a beautiful lookout called Clingmans Dome. The highest point along the Appalachian...Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, Transylvania County, North CarolinaPisgah Forest, North CarolinaTransylvania County, North CarolinaBathing in the lightThree top moutain, Watauga County, North CarolinaThree top moutainWatauga County, North CarolinaSummit one of "three top" with my best friend. Challenging hike but the smokies were beautiful this dayMurphy, North CarolinaMurphyNorth CarolinaHiking around Murphy, North Carolina. Lots of waterfalls and beautiful trails.Pearsons Falls, Polk County, North CarolinaPearsons FallsPolk County, North CarolinaPierson's Falls is a beautiful little water fall that is nestled in the cozy countryside of western North Carolina. It is about a quarter mile hike...Charlies Bunion, Swain County, North CarolinaCharlies BunionSwain County, North CarolinaA 4 mile #hike from the Newfound Gap parking lot takes you to this beautiful spot along the #AppalachianTrail. Tip: This is a highly photographed...Hump Mountain, Avery County, North CarolinaHump MountainAvery County, North CarolinaOn my last day hiking the AT in Tennessee the weather cleared and hump mountain stood waiting. It provided the best views from the trail I have...Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Macon County, North CarolinaCliffside Lake Recreation AreaMacon County, North CarolinaHighlands, NC is one of my favourite east coast places to escape to when it's hot in the summer. There are so many wonderful, lush hikes, and the...Hebron Rock Colony, Boone, North CarolinaHebron Rock ColonyBoone, North CarolinaThe swimming holeHigh Hampton Inn and Country Club, Jackson County, North CarolinaHigh Hampton Inn and Country ClubJackson County, North CarolinaGood course for you golfers to try and there's even options for #hiking! There are two mountain trails accessible from this establishment - Chimney...Rough Ridge, Avery County, North CarolinaRough RidgeAvery County, North CarolinaRough Ridge is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a 1/3 mile uphill hike from the parking area milepost 302.8. Is park of the Tanawha trail. The...Malonee Mill, North CarolinaMalonee MillNorth CarolinaThis is my 100th trove! Thank you all for the support and thanks. And thanks trover for helping me get back into photography, something I had...Nantahala, North CarolinaNantahalaNorth CarolinaThe hiking near the NOC is likely to wear you out! Regardless of whether you are heading north or south you can expect 3000 feet of elevation gain...
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