Top Spots

Laurel River Trail

Marshall, North Carolina

7.23 mi / 1447 ft gain

Rich Mountain Tower

Madison County, North Carolina

5.45 mi / 2106 ft gain

Pump Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail

Hot Springs, North Carolina

3.34 mi / 1004 ft gain

Hike the Lovers Leap Loop Trail

138 Silver Mine Road, North Carolina

5.0
1.8 mi / 472 ft gain

Lovers Leap Loop Trail

Hot Springs, North Carolina

1.58 mi / 430 ft gain

Appalachian Trail: Hot Springs to Max Patch

Hot Springs, North Carolina

19.25 mi / 6703 ft gain

Camp at Rich Mountain Fire Tower

Hot Springs, North Carolina

5.0

Appalachian Trail: Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs

Hot Springs, North Carolina

6.02 mi / 1109 ft gain

Big Bald via Appalachian Trail

Mars Hill, North Carolina

6.72 mi / 2382 ft gain

Places to stay

Marshall, North Carolina

Doolittle Mountain Cabin with Hot Tub & Fire Pit

From $297 / night

300 Indigo Bunting Lane, North Carolina

Garden Cabin

From $60 / night

300 Indigo Bunting Lane, North Carolina

The Nature Lodge

From $50 / night

35.680781,-82.658389, North Carolina

Over the Rainbow | New-Build Home | Fire Pit

From $121 / night

Asheville, North Carolina

Lavish Retreat w/ Hot Tub - Near Asheville, Skiing

From $216 / night

Leicester, North Carolina

New Listing! Modern Mountain-View Getaway w/ Deck

From $143 / night

Guides and stories

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

Part II: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway Near Asheville - South

Erin McGrady

Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville - North

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Way to Asheville, NC

Clayton Getsinger

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