Top Spots

Satulah Mountain

Highlands, North Carolina

2.99 mi / 646 ft gain

Photograph and Explore Bridal Veil Falls

Highlands, North Carolina

Glen Falls Trail

Highlands, North Carolina

2.27 mi / 997 ft gain

Chinquapin Mountain Trail

Highlands, North Carolina

3.73 mi / 938 ft gain

Dry Falls Trail

Highlands, North Carolina

0.35 mi / 26 ft gain

Explore Dry Falls, North Carolina

Highlands, North Carolina

4.6
0.3 mi

Ranger Falls Loop Trail

Highlands, North Carolina

2.42 mi / 581 ft gain

Bouldering Granite City

Highlands, North Carolina

5.0
0.3 mi / 96 ft gain

Chattooga Cliffs

Highlands, North Carolina

3.56 mi / 676 ft gain

Places to stay

14014 Highlands Road

Van Hook Glade

Tamassee, South Carolina

Cherry Hill Campground

Glenville, North Carolina

Spacious Mountaintop Estate - Near Hiking Trails

From $356 / night

Clayton, Georgia

Willis Knob Horse Camp

Sapphire, North Carolina

Bear Creek Cabin on Hogback Lake | Private Dock

From $114 / night

Renovated Escape | Firepit & Private Hot Tub

From $243 / night

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

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

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

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