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Top Spots

Three Top Mountain Trail

Creston, North Carolina

4.2 mi / 1260 ft gain

Gentry Creek Falls

LAUREL BLMRY, Tennessee

4.51 mi / 679 ft gain

Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

Whitetop, Virginia

5.0
33.25 mi / 2139 ft gain

Summit and Rhododendron Trails Loop

Jefferson, North Carolina

1.27 mi / 207 ft gain

Summit Trail and Luther Rock via Mountain Ridge, Rhododendron and Lost Province Trail

West Jefferson, North Carolina

5.21 mi / 1089 ft gain

Elk Knob Summit Trail

Todd, North Carolina

3.79 mi / 1109 ft gain

Hike the Elk Knob Summit Trail

Todd, North Carolina

5.0
3.8 mi / 1000 ft gain

Hike the Appalachian Trail from Elk Garden to Buzzard Rock

Troutdale, Virginia

5.0
6.6 mi / 1000 ft gain

Twin Pinnacles Trail

Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

1.36 mi / 157 ft gain

Places to stay

Backbone Rock Campground

Shady Valley, Tennessee

Backbone Rock Campground

Beartree

Damascus, Virginia

Beartree

Grindstone

1946 Laurel Valley Road

Grindstone

Boone KOA Holiday

Boone, North Carolina

Boone KOA Holiday

Fox Creek Horse Camp

Troutdale, Virginia

Fox Creek Horse Camp

Old Virginia Group Horse Camp

Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Old Virginia Group Horse Camp

Guides and stories

Road to Damascus

Road to Damascus

David Lefkowitz

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