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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

Van Hook Glade

14014 Highlands Road

Van Hook Glade

Cherry Hill Campground

Tamassee, South Carolina

Cherry Hill Campground

Willis Knob Horse Camp

Clayton, Georgia

Willis Knob Horse Camp

Whetstone Horse Camp

Mountain Rest, South Carolina

Whetstone Horse Camp

Balsam Lake Lodge

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Balsam Lake Lodge

Twin Lakes Day Use Area

Walhalla, South Carolina

Twin Lakes Day Use Area

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

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

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

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