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

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 $243 / night

Sapphire, North Carolina

“Mountain Laurel Lodge” w/ Hot Tub & Firepit

From $181 / night

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Balsam Lake Lodge

35.110535,-82.97171, North Carolina

La Casa Del Amour

From $130 / 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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