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Top Spots

Fort Ridge Overlook to Waterrock Knob

Sylva, North Carolina

5.36 mi / 1352 ft gain

Soco Falls

Maggie Valley, North Carolina

5.0
0.09 mi / 0 ft gain

Abandoned Cessna 414A at Waterrock Knob

Sylva, North Carolina

5.0
1.72 mi / 430 ft gain

Waterrock Knob Trail

Sylva, North Carolina

5.0
1 mi / 407 ft gain

Blackrock Mountain Trail

Sylva, North Carolina

4.94 mi / 541 ft gain

Blackrock Mountain and The Pinnacle

Sylva, North Carolina

10.38 mi / 2894 ft gain

Flat Creek Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

5.21 mi / 846 ft gain

Rough Fork Trail

Waynesville, North Carolina

12.12 mi / 2923 ft gain

Barrett Knob Fire Tower

Bureau of Indian Affairs Highway 506, North Carolina

5.0
1.21 mi / 400 ft gain

Places to stay

Balsam Mountain Campground

Cherokee, North Carolina

Balsam Mountain Campground

Cataloochee Horse Camp

Waynesville, North Carolina

Cataloochee Horse Camp

Cataloochee Campground

Cataloochee, North Carolina

Cataloochee Campground

Cataloochee Group Camp

Waynesville, North Carolina

Cataloochee Group Camp

Round Bottom Horse Camp

Cherokee, North Carolina

Round Bottom Horse Camp

Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA Holiday

Cherokee, North Carolina

Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA Holiday

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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