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Hike to Douglas Falls

Barnardsville, North Carolina

5.0
1 mi / 240 ft gain

Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens to Mount Pisgah

Barnardsville, North Carolina

42.22 mi / 5436 ft gain

Craggy Gardens Trail

Barnardsville, North Carolina

1.97 mi / 610 ft gain

Mountains to Sea Trail: Bearpen Gap to Ox Creek

Barnardsville, North Carolina

7.11 mi / 568 ft gain

Bullhead Mountain and Locust Knob

Barnardsville, North Carolina

4.49 mi / 922 ft gain

Craggy Pinnacle Trail

Black Mountain, North Carolina

4.8
1.03 mi / 285 ft gain

Straight Creek via Waterslide Trail

Barnardsville, North Carolina

1.39 mi / 400 ft gain

Glassmine Falls Lookout from Walter Knob Overlook via Mountain to Sea Trail

Black Mountain, North Carolina

2.5 mi / 646 ft gain

Big Butt Peak, Cattail Peak, Mount Mitchell and Gibbs Mountain

Burnsville, North Carolina

24.38 mi / 5919 ft gain

Places to stay

Briar Bottom Group Campground

Burnsville, North Carolina

Briar Bottom Group Campground

Black Mountain Campground

Burnsville, North Carolina

Black Mountain Campground

Asheville East KOA Holiday

Swannanoa, North Carolina

Asheville East KOA Holiday

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Burnsville, North Carolina

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

Old Fort, North Carolina

Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

Lake Powhatan

Arden, North Carolina

Lake Powhatan

Guides and stories

 5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Erin McGrady

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Way to Asheville, NC

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Way to Asheville, NC

Clayton Getsinger

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham

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