Sliding Rock

Where: Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest Type of Activity: Swimming, Natural Rock Slide Distance: 0.1 mile (paved sidewalk) Parking: 35.311776, -82.787660 Sliding Rock is a natural waterfall located on Highway 276 between Brevard and Waynesville. This location got it’s name because visitors can slide (around 60 feet) down the waterfall into a cold pool of water. It’s […]

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Hooker Falls

Where: Hooker Falls, DuPont State Forest What: Hiking Distance: 0.3 miles (0.6 round trip) Parking: 35.202123, -82.620218 Hooker Falls is a popular waterfall and swimming hole in DuPont State Forest just a 0.3 mile walk from the Hooker Falls parking lot on Staton Rd. Although the waterfall is not high (only about 12-14 feet), the waterfall […]

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Triple Falls

Where: Triple Falls, DuPont State Forest What: Hiking Distance: 0.4 miles (0.8 round trip) Parking: 35.202123, -82.620218 Triple Falls is a three-stage 120-foot waterfall located in DuPont State Forest. The falls are a popular attraction, recognizable in the movie The Hunger Games (here is a YouTube video detailing the locations). Park in the Hooker Falls parking […]

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Newfound Gap

Where: Newfound Gap, NC/TN State Line Type of Activity: Hiking, Scenic Distance: Variable Newfound Gap, on Highway 441 between Cherokee and Gatlinburg, TN, is a popular stop for visitors who want to see some amazing views of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. At 5,046 feet, this parking lot is actually the lowest pass over the […]

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Mingo Falls

Where: Mingo Falls, near Cherokee Activity: Short hike Distance: 0.2 miles (0.4 round trip) Mingo Falls is a 120 foot waterfall, just 15 minutes north of Cherokee off of Big Cove Rd. Although the trail says the falls are 0.4 miles from the trailhead, the falls were actually only about 0.2 miles from the small parking lot, making […]

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Wolf Rock to Cedar Rock Loop Trail

Type: Hiking Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation: +700/-700 Where: Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap, NC The Wolf Rock Trail is, in my opinion, a hidden gem that offers some excellent views away from the typical crowds that frequent Stone Mountain State Park during any decent weather weekend. Most people come to the park to see […]

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Deep Creek Loop

Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 4.7 miles Location: Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (just outside of Bryson City) Parking:  35.464266, -83.434574 If you like mountain creeks, waterfalls and hiking, you have to visit Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountain Wilderness just outside of Bryson City. For this particular trip, I had a few […]

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Soco Falls

Type of Adventure: Hiking (very short) Total Distance Hiked: 0.1 mile Those in Attendance:  Evan Grady, Travis Auman Location: US Hwy 19, Maggie Valley Parking:  35.492819, -83.169711 This is a must see if you are in the area, and I guarantee this easily accessible waterfall will exceed your expectations. Soco Falls is a 30′ double waterfall along US […]

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Table Rock Mountain

Date of Adventure:  10/16/2012 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 1.6 miles from parking lot to summit and back Those in Attendance:  Evan Grady Location:  Table Rock, Linville Gorge Table Rock is a 4,101′ mountain on the eastern rim of the Linville Gorge Wilderness, and one of the most prominent peaks around Linville Gorge. This “rock” is […]

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Rough Ridge

Date of Adventure:  Multiple visits Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 1.0 mile (to some awesome views) Location:  Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain If you are on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain and have an hour to spare, Rough Ridge is well worth your time. Although the trail goes much further, there are […]

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