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Hike to Chimney Top

Cashiers, North Carolina

3.3
1.7 mi / 1000 ft gain

Explore Cashiers Sliding Rock

Highlands, North Carolina

0.2 mi / 70 ft gain

Hike the Whiteside Mountain Loop

Highlands, North Carolina

2 mi / 595 ft gain

Fairfield Lake Loop

Sapphire, North Carolina

3.28 mi / 459 ft gain

Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail

Highlands, North Carolina

1.91 mi / 427 ft gain

Chattooga and Whiteside Cove Trail Loop

Highlands, North Carolina

7.03 mi / 984 ft gain

Hike to Silver Run Falls

Cashiers, North Carolina

0.25 mi / 100 ft gain

Silver Run Falls

Cashiers, North Carolina

0.15 mi / 39 ft gain

Bouldering Granite City

Highlands, North Carolina

5.0
0.3 mi / 96 ft gain

Places to stay

Van Hook Glade

14014 Highlands Road

Van Hook Glade

Balsam Lake Lodge

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Balsam Lake Lodge

Cherry Hill Campground

Tamassee, South Carolina

Cherry Hill Campground

Willis Knob Horse Camp

Clayton, Georgia

Willis Knob Horse Camp

Whetstone Horse Camp

Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Whetstone Horse Camp

Kuykendall Group Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Kuykendall Group Camp

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

The Outbound Collective

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

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