Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary

Another post on a blog mentioned “We were trying to follow the route of the Coast to Coast Connector, a bike path under development from Titusville to St. Peterburg, when we stumbled across a vast swath of public land that neither of us had heard about. Surprisingly, it’s right off US 1, but there are … Continue reading Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary

Hog Island Nature Trail

WITHLACOOCHEE STATE FOREST NOBLETON   [28.619750,-82.241083]   1.6 MILES For a dip into the primordial wilderness that envelopes the Withlacoochee River on its northward flow to the Gulf of Mexico, take a short jaunt to Nobleton (Hernando County) for a nature trail that showcases some of the biggest cypresses around. The trail is entirely in the shade of the … Continue reading Hog Island Nature Trail

Hike to Smoky Mountains Plane Crash via Waterrock Knob

I heard there were a lot of plane crashes into the Smokey Mountains and I decided to find one and hike to it!Here’s the story; on November 24, 1983, a Cessna 414 was flying from West Chicago to the Jackson County Airport here in the NC mountains. It crashed a little before 6pm at about … Continue reading Hike to Smoky Mountains Plane Crash via Waterrock Knob

John Rock Pisgah National Forest Hike

John Rock is in the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. It’s near four waterfalls that can be access via the Cat Gap Loop trailhead, which begins at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Soon after you leave the trail head Cat Gap will head across a bridge and to the left. Follow the orange … Continue reading John Rock Pisgah National Forest Hike

Enloe Creek Trail to BackCountry Campsite No. 47

If you love to fish private picturesque trails with small waterfalls off a Smoky Mountain stream, you’ll love hiking along the Enloe Creek Trail. It’s a 3.6 mile trail from the Hyatt Ridge to the Hughes Ridge Trail, though it can be muddy in places. To reach Enloe Creek, hike 1.8 miles on the Hyatt … Continue reading Enloe Creek Trail to BackCountry Campsite No. 47

Shuckstack Firetower Hike

The hike is 6.8 miles roundtrip, it’s rated Medium but could be Strenuous because of the elevation gain. Standing at the top of Shuckstack Lookout Tower is easily one of the most dramatic and alluring experiences that you’ll find on any mountaintop in the Southeast. Sixty feet in the air, swaying gently in the wind, … Continue reading Shuckstack Firetower Hike

Cedar Rock Falls

Cedar Rock Falls is a really beautiful 20′ tall waterfall that is accessible via an easy-moderate 1.8 mile roundtrip hike. Cedar Rock Falls, in the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest is one of four waterfalls that can be access via the Cat Gap Loop trail, which begins at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. … Continue reading Cedar Rock Falls

Upper Cedar Rock Falls

Upper Cedar Rock Falls is a really beautiful 20′ tall waterfall that is accessible via an easy-moderate 2 mile roundtrip hike. Upper Cedar Rock Falls, in the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest is one of four waterfalls that can be access via the Cat Gap Loop trail, which begins at the Pisgah Center for … Continue reading Upper Cedar Rock Falls

Grogan Creek Falls

Grogan Creek Falls, in the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest is one of four waterfalls that can be access via the Cat Gap Loop trailhead, which begins at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Grogan Creek Falls is the 4th of these four falls, and is a 5.5 mile roundtrip hike, But first do … Continue reading Grogan Creek Falls

Confluence of Sassafras and Snowbird Creek Camping & Fishing

First I have to say, finding Snowbird is like finding a four leaf clover! We felt very lucky when we found it. This wilderness area is very secluded and not known to hikers, so the chances of finding solitude are great. We only saw two dog runners and a car camping guy with a dog. … Continue reading Confluence of Sassafras and Snowbird Creek Camping & Fishing