Camp at Historic site #47 in the Smokey Mountain National Park

This location started out in search of a waterfall for me – Enloe Creek Falls. After much research and second hand accounts I finally found the location and how to get into the seldom-visited reaches of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just outside the Cherokee Indian Reservation, you’ll be hard-pressed to find this waterfall on … Continue reading Camp at Historic site #47 in the Smokey Mountain National Park

Panthertown Blackrock Overlook with Granny Burrell Falls Hike

Our hike will start at the Salt Rock Gap parking area (bulletin board) at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers. We plan to hike up Blackrock Trail starting at 9:am, across Overlook Trail, down Carlton’s Way, and back up Panthertown Valley Trail. It’s about 3 miles each way and has some wonderful views from … Continue reading Panthertown Blackrock Overlook with Granny Burrell Falls Hike

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

Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain Loop

This is an easy to moderate double-summit 5 mi. loop. We’ll hike the Art Loeb and Investor Gap trails, submitting Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain! We live in Sylva, so we entered the Blue Ridge between Sylva and Waynesville and headed towards Asheville! Its a beautiful drive this time of the year and (of … Continue reading Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain Loop

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

Boogerman Loop Trail in Smokey’s

The Boogerman Loop hike is about 7.5 miles, a moderate hike that begins from the Caldwell Fork Trailhead. We initially found directions in another post with GPS coordinates, however, we were sent an hour or more out of the way. So, use our directions at the end of this posting. At the road-side parking we … Continue reading Boogerman Loop Trail in Smokey’s