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Paddy's Creek Trail

Nebo, North Carolina

2.68 mi / 430 ft gain

Holly Discovery Nature Trail

Nebo, North Carolina

0.73 mi / 46 ft gain

Explore Lake James State Park

Nebo, North Carolina

Upper Catawba River Paddle

Morganton, North Carolina

15.45 mi / 781 ft gain

Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway

Marion, North Carolina

3.44 mi / 302 ft gain

Yellow Fork Falls

Nebo, North Carolina

1.76 mi / 722 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

Bald Mountain Loop To Catawba River

Marion, North Carolina

8.4 mi / 1532 ft gain

Places to stay

Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

Old Fort, North Carolina

Curtis Creek Campground (Nc)

Happy Tales Campsite

Union Mills, North Carolina

Happy Tales Campsite

From $108 / night

Briar Bottom Group Campground

Burnsville, North Carolina

Briar Bottom Group Campground

Black Mountain Campground

Burnsville, North Carolina

Black Mountain Campground

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Burnsville, North Carolina

Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

Linville Falls Campground

Newland, North Carolina

Linville Falls 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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