Hike Jones Gap to White Rock

Whiterock Mountain via Bartram Trail – about 4.5 mile moderate hike. The hardest part of this hike may be finding the trailhead if you’re not familiar with the area. Directions:Turn off US 64 between Franklin and Highlands at Gold Mine Road and follow it to Gold Mine Church. Just before the church parking lot, turn … Continue reading Hike Jones Gap to White Rock

Bridal Veil & Little River Hike

This is an easy to moderate hike on well-groomed trails to a waterfall and great spot for a riverside snack. We will hike 3 loops for a total of 7.6 miles. West on Fawn Lake Rd for 1⁄4 mile, left on Mine Mtn Trail; sharp right to stay on Mine Mtn until a left on … Continue reading Bridal Veil & Little River Hike

Heartbreak Ridge Trail

To Do in the future…. Heartbreak Ridge Trail is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that offers scenic views. From the the Old Fort Picnic area and the base of Kitsuma, access Star Gap (TR 209) by taking Mill Creek Road approximately 2.5 miles north to … Continue reading Heartbreak Ridge Trail

Rufus Morgan Falls

Rufus Morgan Falls is a really nice 60-70′ waterfall not to far west of Franklin, NC. The 1.5 mile (round trip) hike is family friendly and moderate in difficulty. The waterfall is at the half way point, so the hike can either be done as a loop or an out and back. You could combine this hike … Continue reading Rufus Morgan Falls

Turkey Pen – Bradley Creek – Poundingmill Loop Hike

Easy to Medium 7.2 Mile Loop Hike. Varied hike following South Mills River with possible small stream crossings. Long pants and poles suggested. Proceed left of sign to S. Mills River and cross suspension bridge. Follow the river north on the Bradley Creek trail; then left on Squirrel Gap to a snack break on Pounding … Continue reading Turkey Pen – Bradley Creek – Poundingmill Loop Hike

Bent Creek: Lower Sidehill & Chestnut Cove Stroll

This is a 7.2 mile st roll in a lollipop formation thru well maintained trails. FS 479 at bent Creek Gap off the Blue ridge to trailhead: Take the Campground Connector trail following the blue blaze from the Bent Creek Campground at Bent Creek Gap Road for 3/4 a mile. It’s a smooth, level old … Continue reading Bent Creek: Lower Sidehill & Chestnut Cove Stroll