Andrews Bald Hike, Great Smoky Mountains

Andrews Bald in the Great Smoky Mountains has an elevation of 5,920 feet, making it the highest grassy bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountain is one of two grassy balds maintained in the range by the park service. The other is Gregory Bald, in the western Smokies. The hike is about … Continue reading Andrews Bald Hike, Great Smoky Mountains

Looking Glass Rock Hike

The Looking Glass Rock Trail climbs about 1,700 ft. in just over three miles (6.5 miles round-trip, allow 4 hours). The many switchbacks along the way help make for a long and moderately difficult climb. A strong hiker can make it to the top in 1.5 hours and down in one hour. The views from … Continue reading Looking Glass Rock Hike

Bradley Falls Trail

From Spartanburg head west on I-26. At the Saluda exit (28) take a right and head north approximately 3 miles. At the bottom of the incline is a gate on the left hand side. On the other side of the gate is the start of the trail. The road down to the trailhead is paved. … Continue reading Bradley Falls Trail

Flat Creek Falls

Flat Creek Falls is a series of drops and cascades on Flat Creek in the rugged northern section of Panthertown Valley. You can reach the top of this waterfall with a hike of about 2 miles on well established trails. Reaching the base of the falls requires an adventure hike along the cliff lines above … Continue reading Flat Creek Falls

Buck Spring Trail

Hiking opportunities abound right out the door if you book a room at the Pisgah Inn, or right from your tent if you’re staying at the campground, but don’t let that stop you take a drive and experience this 2.2 mi hike! The Buck Spring Trail gradually climbs the Pisgah Ridge from the Pink Beds … Continue reading Buck Spring Trail

Mount Pisgah

The popular 1.5-mile (one way) hike to the 5,721-foot summit is a great place to stop along the Parkway to stretch your legs. This will be a 750 foot climb to the top in the last mile and will make for a good workout. The total hike will be 3 miles round-trip. Leaving from the … Continue reading Mount Pisgah

Kayak or Canoe Bear Creak w/Hike to Waterfalls

Ready to paddle along on Bear Lake then take a short hike to Sol’s Creek Falls and on to Flat Creek Falls from the lake too.  The picture of flat creek falls. We will attempt to get to both falls from the lake.  Total hiking distance 2 miles. We will rent from Bear Lake Rentals. … Continue reading Kayak or Canoe Bear Creak w/Hike to Waterfalls

Bull Creek Cemetery Trail

5.5 miles – GPS: N28 07.000 W80 55.957 The northern section of the trail loops around on a terrific hike, make sure to visit the Crabgrass Cemetery. There is a nice mix of scenery on this hike, canopied forest, swampy creek crossings on raised board bridges, and pinewood flats. Directions and path: From the parking … Continue reading Bull Creek Cemetery Trail

Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and FL Trail

Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail: On the Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail (1.2 miles) you can explore the normally inaccessible cypress swamp. The trailhead is about a mile after the main entrance, turn right at the Youth Camp, follow the road a short distance, and then turn left. The trail begins in slash pine flatwoods … Continue reading Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and FL Trail