Naked Ground, Haoe & Hangover Hike

You’ll see sheer drop offs for thousands of feet, grand vistas looking into NC. And finally the Hangover is what its name implies, a rocky outcropping with full 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Continue reading Naked Ground, Haoe & Hangover Hike

Sebastian River Buffer Preserve Trail

4.5 miles long through mostly thinned pine forest located at the south end of Brevard County along the C-54 Canal. This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby Flatwoods, sand hills, and a beautiful … Continue reading Sebastian River Buffer Preserve Trail

Albert Mountain Lookout Tower & Ranger Station

The Directions to the lookout tower. In Franklin, NC take Hwy-64 W towards Murphy, NC for 12 miles. At just before the 12th mile you will see a brown sign for “Wallace Gap”, “Appalachian Trail” & “Standing Indian Campground” with arrows pointing you towards West Old Murphy Road (SR 1448) on your left. Stay on … Continue reading Albert Mountain Lookout Tower & Ranger Station

Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave

Second Highest peak in the Appalachians. 2.5 Miles starting from Alum Cave/Bluff. Just past Alum Cave is Gracie’s Pulpit. This landmark is named after Gracie McNichol, who hiked to Mount LeConte on her 92nd birthday! At roughly 2.5 miles from the trailhead the pulpit marks the halfway point to Mt. LeConte. Over the next two … Continue reading Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave