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Catawba River Greenway

Morganton, North Carolina

4.02 mi / 299 ft gain

Upper Catawba River Paddle

Morganton, North Carolina

15.45 mi / 781 ft gain

Fonta Flora State Trail

Morganton, North Carolina

3.82 mi / 338 ft gain

Fonta Flora Connector Trail

Morganton, North Carolina

3.64 mi / 591 ft gain

Little River to Upper CCC to Horseridge to Upper Falls Loop

Connelly Springs, North Carolina

11.87 mi / 1896 ft gain

Shinny Creek Loop Trail

3001 South Mountain Park, North Carolina

6.72 mi / 1480 ft gain

High Shoals Falls

Connelly Springs, North Carolina

4.5
2.47 mi / 617 ft gain

Hemlock, H.Q., Upper Falls, and Fox Trail Loop

Connelly Springs, North Carolina

10.37 mi / 1834 ft gain

High Shoals Waterfall and H.Q. Loop Trail

Connelly Springs, North Carolina

4.83 mi / 1043 ft gain

Places to stay

Linville Falls Campground

Newland, North Carolina

Linville Falls Campground

Happy Tales Campsite

Union Mills, North Carolina

Happy Tales Campsite

From $108 / night

Julian Price Campground

Blue Ridge Parkway

Julian Price Campground

Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

Old Fort, North Carolina

Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Burnsville, North Carolina

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Black Mountain Campground

Burnsville, North Carolina

Black Mountain Campground

Guides and stories

 5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

5 Awesome Trail to Town Adventures Near Asheville, NC

Erin McGrady

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

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

Erin McGrady

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

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

Erin McGrady

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

6 Urban Parks in Asheville, North Carolina

Erin McGrady

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

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

Clayton Getsinger

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