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    • Morganton, North Carolina

      Camp on Shortoff Mountain in the Linville Gorge

      5.0
      The Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, also known as the Grand Canyon of the East, is one of the wildest, most rugged gorges in the eastern United States. It's also an outdoor paradise for hikers and backpackers. Camping here is always a treat and you are sure to enjoy your time spent in the gorge.D...
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    • Marion, North Carolina

      Tom's Creek Falls

      5.0
      0.7 mi / 148 ft gain
      The hike to Tom's Creek Falls is a short but enjoyable hike right off the side of the road. The hike is on a wide and mostly flat gravel road that goes right up to the waterfall and a viewing platform that makes for a perfect place for pictures. This hike is a great hike for families and young ki...
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    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Roaring Fork Falls

      1.31 mi / 249 ft gain
      Park at the work center but don't block the gate. Hike around the gate and head up the grassy and gravel road. Once you get to the creek a narrow path leads upstream to the base of the falls.  gps: n35 46.101/ w82 11.713 
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    • Creston, North Carolina

      Three Top Mountain

      4.2 mi / 1260 ft gain
      Three Top Mountain sits within the same vicinity of Elk Knob. The mountain gets its name from its three prominent rock projections at its peak. The highest point, unofficially named “Big Rock”, is at an elevation of 5020 feet. Prior to the originally named rock peak, you will arrive at Huckleb...
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    • Colonial Heights, Tennessee

      Kayak Patrick Henry Reservoir

      5.0
      Patrick Henry Reservoir in Warriors Path State Park is a great location for kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddling. The reservoir is not always very clean, but it can still be very beautiful when you're on the water. In the Summer and Fall, the trees are beautiful to view. There is also a small...
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    • Shady Valley, Tennessee

      Explore Backbone Rock and Falls

      4.7
      First, from the parking lot, there is a trail which climbs up to walk on top of the rock. The top of the rock is narrow, but has hand rails to hold on to.  Once finished walking on top of the rock, cross the road (be extremely careful) and walk away from the tunnel. Here is a good angle to take a...
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    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Deep Gap Trail at Mt. Mitchell State Park

      5.0
      8.24 mi / 2310 ft gain
      I personally find this trail to be more difficult and have more rewarding views than the Mt. Mitchell summit trail. The Deep Gap Trail starts near the Mount Mitchell summit and heads into a forest of spruce and balsam fir trees. The trail then climbs along the ridgeline to neighboring summits. E...
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    • Nebo, North Carolina

      Explore Lake James State Park

      The park has about 15 miles of trails with different levels of difficulties . Hiked the Lake Channel Trail  along the lake with good views of the lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Hiked the Mill's creek trail which is nicely shaded and offers good views of the lake and the Linville Gorge area. ...
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    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Mount Mitchell via the Old Mitchell Trail

      5.0
      3.74 mi / 1194 ft gain
      After arriving in the park off of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, park at the first parking lot you encounter on the righthand side of the road. There is a visitor's center there where you can inquire about the park and pick up a park map. Once you do that walk outside and look to the left of t...
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    • Kingsport, Tennessee

      Kingsport Greenbelt

      5.0
      9.1 mi / 308 ft gain
      Kingsport Greenbelt is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Kingsport, Tennessee.
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    • Damascus, Virginia

      Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail

      5.0
      17 mi
      This multi-use (hiking, biking, horseback riding) rail-trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia to Whitetop, Virginia, passing through forests in the Blue Ridge Mountains, small farming communities in the countryside, and small historic towns.While you can pick up the trail at any point, ...
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    • Old Fort, North Carolina

      Green Knob Lookout Tower

      4.8
      0.76 mi / 292 ft gain
      Green Knob Lookout Tower is an abandoned fire tower near Mt. Mitchell and located directly off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The tower boasts a full 360-degree, unobstructed view of Mt. Mitchell, Craggy Mountains, Table Rock, Grandfather Mountain, and the Parkway. Unlike most fire towers, this tower is...
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    • Purlear, North Carolina

      Cascades Trail

      5.0
      0.86 mi / 220 ft gain
      Cascades Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Deep Gap, North Carolina.
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    • Marion, North Carolina

      Drive the Scenic Lake Tahoma

      This scenic drive is along NC 80 between a small town called Pleasant Gardens and Micaville. It can also be taken in the opposite direction depending on where you are driving from, but the main attraction is Lake Tahoma. Lake Tahoma is a private lake in the Western North Carolina Mountains, but ...
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    • Barnardsville, North Carolina

      Douglas Falls

      5.0
      1.11 mi / 125 ft gain
      The trail begins at the back of the parking area and is marked by a trail sign. Once on the trail, it is a straight shot to the waterfall with no turnoffs. Overall the trail is very easy and is a slight descent all the way down. Around .3 miles into the trail you enter a forest of now-dead hemloc...
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    • Kingsport, Tennessee

      Bays Mountain Trail Loop

      5.0
      6.01 mi / 728 ft gain
      Bays Mountain Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Kingsport, Tennessee.
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