Top Spots

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

Glenville, North Carolina

Spacious Mountaintop Estate - Near Hiking Trails

From $356 / night

Sapphire, North Carolina

Bear Creek Cabin on Hogback Lake | Private Dock

From $114 / night

Renovated Escape | Firepit & Private Hot Tub

From $245 / night

Sapphire, North Carolina

“Mountain Laurel Lodge” w/ Hot Tub & Firepit

From $181 / night

35.110535,-82.97171, North Carolina

La Casa Del Amour

From $130 / night

14014 Highlands Road

Van Hook Glade

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

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

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

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