Top Spots

Cullowhee Connector (Yellow Blazes)

Cullowhee, North Carolina

2.93 mi / 525 ft gain

Exploring two legendary Cherokee sites: Judaculla Rock and Devil's Courthouse, North Carolina

Cullowhee, North Carolina

0.9 mi / 258 ft gain

Paddling The Slab and Eternity Hole

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

5.0

Hike to Cedar Cliff Rock

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

2.4 mi / 830 ft gain

Black Rock Mountain via Fisher Creek

Sylva, North Carolina

7.07 mi / 3264 ft gain

Pinnacle in Pinnacle Park

Sylva, North Carolina

5.0
5.98 mi / 2142 ft gain

The Pinnacle Trail

Sylva, North Carolina

7.46 mi / 2802 ft gain

Hike to High Falls

Cullowhee, North Carolina

3.5
1.5 mi / 600 ft gain

Hike to Cowee Bald Fire Tower

Sylva, North Carolina

4.4 mi / 400 ft gain

Places to stay

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Balsam Lake Lodge

578 Cougar Lane, North Carolina

Smoky Mountain Views 3 Cabins Group Retreat

From $439 / night

Glenville, North Carolina

Spacious Mountaintop Estate - Near Hiking Trails

From $352 / night

Bryson City, North Carolina

Cheoah Point Cabin 1

Bryson City, North Carolina

Cheoah Point Cabin 2

Waynesville, North Carolina

Private Mountain-View Home Near Skiing, Golf, Lake

From $119 / night

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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