Top Adventures in Burnsville

  • Camp at Snaggy Mountain

    Snaggy Mountain is privately owned land that offers a beautiful camping spot located just outside of the Pigsah National Forest. It's completely secluded by an Apple Orchard and is a great home base for several hiking adventures in the area. The l...

  • Backpack the Black Mountain Crest Trail

    The Black Mountain Crest Trail is legendary among hikers in the southeast. It is the highest trail east of the Mississippi, as it traverses the summit of several peaks over 6,000 feet. It is also widely acknowledged as one of the premier hikes on ...

    12 miles 5390 ft gain

  • Hike Deep Gap Trail at Mt. Mitchell State Park

    I personally find this trail to be more difficult and have more rewarding views than the Mt. Mitchell summit trail.The Deep Gap Trail starts near the Mount Mitchell summit and heads into a forest of spruce and balsam fir trees. The trail then clim...

    9 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike to Crabtree Falls

    Starting from the old store parking area at MP 339.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, follow the trail through a meadow past the campground amphitheater. After crossing the paved road to the campground, the trail will come to a T-intersection. Take the ...

    2.4 miles 450 ft gain

  • Summit Mount Mitchell via the Old Mitchell Trail

    After arriving in the park off of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, park at the first parking lot you encounter on the righthand side of the road. There is a visitor's center there where you can inquire about the park and pick up a park map. Once ...

    4.5 miles 484 ft gain

  • Hike to Douglas Falls

    The trail begins at the back of the parking area, and is marked by a trail sign. Once on the trail it is a straight shot to the waterfall with no turnoffs. Overall the trail is very easy and is a slight descent all the way down. Around .3 miles in...

    1 miles 240 ft gain

  • Hike to Beauty Spot Gap

    Beauty Spot Gap is located on the Appalachian Trail on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. The bald offers a panoramic view of Cherokee National Forest and the city of Erwin. This is a popular destination for hikers of the AT to set up cam...

    2.13 miles 1277 ft gain

  • Hike to Green Knob Lookout Tower

    Green Knob Lookout Tower is an abandoned fire tower near Mt. Mitchell and located directly off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The tower boasts a full 360-degree, unobstructed view of Mt. Mitchell, Craggy Mountains, Table Rock, Grandfather Mountain, and t...

    1 miles 313 ft gain

  • Camp at Unaka Mountain Overlook

    Unaka Mountain Overlook is one of the highest locations in the Cherokee National Forest. Easily accessibly by vehicle, the overlook towers over the surrounding mountains, including Beauty Spot Gap, and is an ideal spot to camp overnight. Take Rock...

    0.1 miles

  • Hike the Craggy Pinnacle Trail

    I usually spend the day visiting restaurants and breweries around Asheville. Before it gets late, so you can enjoy the views, head to the Blue Ridge Parkway located right outside the city. After about 30 minutes on the parkway, you will park at th...

    1.4 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike to Janes Bald

    This journey begins at Carvers Gap, on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. At a beginning elevation of 5512 ft. you will cross the road from the parking area to the trailhead, on the Appalachian Trail, northbound. The trail climbs gentl...

    3 miles 308 ft gain

  • Hiking from Carver's Gap to Hwy. 19 on the AT

    The AT from Carver's Gap to HWY 19 is about 14.5 miles, but with side adventures, it could be roughly 20 miles. The trail crosses the road and continues up about a 400 ft. elevation gain to the first of the balds. This section of the AT is beautif...

    20.7 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

      Overview Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area sits in the scenic mountains of Pisgah National Forest. This is a great place for small to medium-sized groups to swim, fish, tube, hike, camp, picnic and...

    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Black Mountain Campground

      Overview Black Mountain Campground sits in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern U.S. and borders the South Toe River. Black Mountain is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast.Re...

    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Briar Bottom Group Campground

      Overview Briar Bottom Group Campground is the perfect getaway for visitors to enjoy mountain scenery and easy access to hiking trails. The campground sits at the base of Mt. Mitchell, the highest p...

    • Old Fort, North Carolina

      Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

      Overview Curtis Creek Campground is nestled in the mountains at the base of the Blue Ridge just minutes from the quaint town of Old Fort and less than an hour from the popular city of Asheville. Lo...

    • 37692

      Rock Creek Recreation Area

      Overview Rock Creek Recreation Area is named for the small creek that runs alongside this recreation site. The facilities, creek-fed concrete pond and bathhouse were originally built by the Civil...

    • Newland, North Carolina

      Linville Falls Campground

      Overview Located in a dense pine canopy, within hiking distance of Linville Gorge and along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls Campground is an ideal location for your next family campin...

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