Panther-town 5 waterfall hike.

Our hike will start at the Salt Rock Gap parking area at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers. We stopped at the salt rock overlook and saw a stormy day of beauty. From here we headed down the Wilderness Falls Trail to Wildcat Falls. Frolic town Trail to Frolic town Falls. We then proceeded … Continue reading Panther-town 5 waterfall hike.

Daniel Ridge Tr-Cove Creek Section Loop

This hike combines part of the Daniel Ridge Trail and a section of the Cove Creek Trail. Most all incline is done by the first 2.5 miles and it’s only 800’. We’ll be hiking clockwise on a gradual ascent as it follows along a fork of the Davidson River with beautiful cascades and waterfalls. About … Continue reading Daniel Ridge Tr-Cove Creek Section Loop

Moonshine and Confusion Falls via Asbury Hills

From Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center. The length of this hike, one way from Asbury to Moonshine Falls is approximately 4 miles, most all of it on Asbury property, following their trail system upstream along Matthews Creek. Asbury welcomes hikers to use their trails, as long as camp is not in session, or any … Continue reading Moonshine and Confusion Falls via Asbury Hills

Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

This is one to check out soon in NC…. This is a simple out-and-back on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Wooded, shaded, beauty with a lovely view at the mid point. Most of the elevation gain is in the first half, with a super easy downhill return. The trail is very clear with no major hazards. Follow … Continue reading Lunch Rocks/Haw Creek Overlook

Western Ridge Trail to Overlook Moreau Lake State Park

We hiked this 2-mile out-and-back trail near Corinth, New York. It seemed like an easy hike for a hot summer day, but actually was a moderately challenging one, it took us about 2 hrs to complete. The trail rose along a jeep track from the parking area past some large power lines and quickly ducked … Continue reading Western Ridge Trail to Overlook Moreau Lake State Park

Trout & Salamander Loop Trails

With its rolling emerald expanse and meandering walkway through reedy wetlands and shadowed forest, and, of course, its perpetually inviting playground, you’d be forgiven for imagining the Cashiers Village Green as something out of a storybook. We are always looking for exciting places eat, visit and to hike, this will be a day filled with … Continue reading Trout & Salamander Loop Trails

Courthouse Falls

What a gorgeous hike to Courthouse Falls! It descends into a cove into Pisgah National Forest. The waterfall is about 45 ft. from a narrow chute into a beautiful swimming hole! It’s an easy hike at only 1 mile from the forest service road. Located off NC Highway 215 the trailhead to Courthouse Falls hike … Continue reading Courthouse Falls

Linville Falls Hiking Trails

Directions: From Sylva, it’s about a 2-hr drive via I-40 east to Marion, then north on US Highway 221. When we reach the village of Linville Falls, turn right onto NC Highway 183. After a mile turn right onto the unpaved road at the “Linville Gorge” sign. The parking lot is just ahead on the … Continue reading Linville Falls Hiking Trails

Bent Creek Arboretum and Lake Loop

LONG LAKE LOOP HIKE DESCRIPTION: We will start at Bent Creek River Park no later than 10:00 am. Proceed under Hwy 191, then into the Arboretum along the paved entrance road to the Gatehouse parking lot. Once in, the Arboretum trails will be as follows: Old Mill trail (0.3 mile) followed by the Wesley Branch … Continue reading Bent Creek Arboretum and Lake Loop

Hiking in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

This 2.5 mile figure-8 loop trail travels through a spectacular, virgin forest, one of the largest contiguous tracts of old-growth forest in the Eastern United States. The forest around this trail is designated as the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, a part of the larger Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. This is a fitting, living monument dedicated to … Continue reading Hiking in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest