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Top Spots

Powerline Road and Blackrock Trail

Glenville, North Carolina

12.14 mi / 1926 ft gain

Panthertown Valley, Mac's Gap, Granny Burrell Falls and Deep Gap Loop

Glenville, North Carolina

3.18 mi / 479 ft gain

Hike to Frolictown Falls

Glenville, North Carolina

1.5 mi / 350 ft gain

Hike to Wilderness Falls

Glenville, North Carolina

1.4 mi / 300 ft gain

Hike to Granny Burrell Falls

Glenville, North Carolina

2.4 mi / 440 ft gain

Hike to Blackrock Overlook

Glenville, North Carolina

3 mi / 700 ft gain

Deep Gap and Wilderness Falls Loop Trail

Glenville, North Carolina

2.05 mi / 364 ft gain

Mac's Gap to Devil's Elbow and Panthertown Valley Loop Trail

Glenville, North Carolina

8.27 mi / 1263 ft gain

Panthertown Valley Trail to Big Green Mountain Loop

Glenville, North Carolina

5.66 mi / 971 ft gain

Places to stay

Balsam Lake Lodge

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Balsam Lake Lodge

Van Hook Glade

14014 Highlands Road

Van Hook Glade

Cherry Hill Campground

Tamassee, South Carolina

Cherry Hill Campground

Kuykendall Group Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Kuykendall Group Camp

Cove Creek Lower Group Camp

Canton, North Carolina

Cove Creek Lower Group Camp

Cove Creek Upper Group Camp

Canton, North Carolina

Cove Creek Upper 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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