Noland Creek Trail

Intermediate 8.5 max ride, 45 min drive to Lakeview Drive East Parking #2, North Carolina 28713 A gentle climb along Noland Creek complete with hardwood forests, historic sites, and wildflowers. Starting at the parking area, the trail passes immediately under the viaduct and crosses Noland Creek on a wooden bridge. Here, the trail follows a … Continue reading Noland Creek Trail

Pisgah Intro Trail

8 miles max ride, 1hr 15min drive to City of Brevard Sports Complex starting point. Planned out this route for my family and friends as an easy intro to Pisgah without a ton of elevation. Everyone loved it with skills ranging from young and old beginners to experienced Youth NICA Athletes and coaches. Start at … Continue reading Pisgah Intro Trail

Lakeshore Trail

Lakeshore Trail (BMT) is a 9 mile less popular blue single track trail located near Fontana Dam North Carolina. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. 9.5 max ride, 40 min drive to Lakeshore Trail Trailhead, Lakeshore Trail, Bryson City, NC 28713 Continue reading Lakeshore Trail

Bull Creek Cemetery Hike

A great 5 mile hike, first check that hunting is on hiatus, we wouldn’t want to run into hunters.  We will hike the trails at the Herky Huffman-Bull Creek WMA. There are over 23,000 acres in this preserve.  We will be parking on an unmarked grassy knoll off of US-192 on the extreme northeast corner … Continue reading Bull Creek Cemetery Hike

Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave

It’s the second Highest peak in the Appalachians. 6 Miles UP starting from The trailhead, but first 3 miles to Alum Caves! 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 3 miles from the trailhead the pulpit marks … Continue reading Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave

Mount Pisgah Peak

We finally made the trip! All in all it was a short hike (just over a mile) to the summit, after a false start at the Pisgah Inn, Pam reminded me of a previous hike we’d done in May that actually passed by the trail head. We got on the same page, got back in the car and headed to the the far end of the Mount Pisgah Parking Area. Continue reading Mount Pisgah Peak

Max Patch Mountain & AT 5.1 Miles

At 4629 feet elevation, Max Patch is not the highest summit in its immediate vicinity, but this grassy bald is certainly one of the prettiest. Sitting just inside North Carolina along the boundary with Tennessee, the mountain is considered by some to be the “crown jewel of the Appalachian Trail”. 360-degree views and plenty of … Continue reading Max Patch Mountain & AT 5.1 Miles

Deep Creek Loop Hike

Directions to Trailhead:The trailhead for the Deep Creek Loop in the Great Smoky Mountains is located just north of Bryson City, North Carolina. To reach the trailhead from the intersection of Rt. 441 and Rt. 19 in Cherokee, drive 10 miles south on Route 19 to Everett Street in Bryson City. Turn right onto Everett … Continue reading Deep Creek Loop Hike

Sawmill Gap to Rocky Bald Ridge Hike

I credit Gail from the Nantahala Hiking Club group for helping me figure this one out! Basically, to get to the trailhead or Forest Road 7134, head toward Standing Indian campground, when you see the LBJ job corp sign turn right on Patton Road then immediately left after the gas station. Then take Wayah Bald … Continue reading Sawmill Gap to Rocky Bald Ridge Hike