Top Spots

Paddling The Slab and Eternity Hole

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

5.0

Exploring two legendary Cherokee sites: Judaculla Rock and Devil's Courthouse, North Carolina

Cullowhee, North Carolina

0.9 mi / 258 ft gain

Hike to Cedar Cliff Rock

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

2.4 mi / 830 ft gain

Cullowhee Connector (Yellow Blazes)

Cullowhee, North Carolina

2.93 mi / 525 ft gain

Hike to High Falls

Cullowhee, North Carolina

3.5
1.5 mi / 600 ft gain

Upper Sols Creek Falls

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

0.19 mi / 10 ft gain

Paradise Falls

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

4.3
1.5 mi

Charleys Creek Falls

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

2.52 mi / 505 ft gain

Powerline Road and Blackrock Trail

Glenville, North Carolina

12.14 mi / 1926 ft gain

Places to stay

Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Balsam Lake Lodge

Glenville, North Carolina

Spacious Mountaintop Estate - Near Hiking Trails

From $356 / night

Sapphire, North Carolina

Bear Creek Cabin on Hogback Lake | Private Dock

From $114 / night

Renovated Escape | Firepit & Private Hot Tub

From $245 / night

Sapphire, North Carolina

“Mountain Laurel Lodge” w/ Hot Tub & Firepit

From $181 / night

578 Cougar Lane, North Carolina

Smoky Mountain Views 3 Cabins Group Retreat

From $439 / night

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

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

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

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