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Camp at Snaggy Mountain

Burnsville, North Carolina

Backpack the Black Mountain Crest Trail

Burnsville, North Carolina

12 mi / 5390 ft gain

Black Mountain Crest Trail

Burnsville, North Carolina

11.37 mi / 5075 ft gain

Black Crest Trail and Mount Mitchell

Burnsville, North Carolina

16.15 mi / 4987 ft gain

Woody Ridge Trail

Burnsville, North Carolina

4.51 mi / 2867 ft gain

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

Burnsville, North Carolina

24.38 mi / 5919 ft gain

Straight Creek via Waterslide Trail

Barnardsville, North Carolina

1.39 mi / 400 ft gain

Celo Knob Via Black Mountain Crest and Colbert Ridge Trails

Burnsville, North Carolina

13.97 mi / 4446 ft gain

Colbert Ridge Trail

Burnsville, North Carolina

7.69 mi / 3445 ft gain

Places to stay

Burnsville, North Carolina

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Mars Hill, North Carolina

Wolf Laurel Haven with Game Room | Minutes to Slopes

From $135 / night

Mars Hill, North Carolina

Scenic Wolf Cabin w/ Hot Tub, Sauna & Deck Views!

From $266 / night

Mars Hill, North Carolina

SkyRidge: Lodge-Style Gem with Hot Tub & Game Room

From $178 / night

51 Scenic Wolf Drive, North Carolina

Dream Catcher Cabin in Scenic Wolf Resort, Hot Tub

From $120 / night

70 Summit Way, North Carolina

Mountain-View Scenic Wolf Home | Game Room & Bar

From $135 / night

Guides and stories

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

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

Erin McGrady

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

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

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

Clayton Getsinger

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham

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