Hike through western North Carolina’s autumn beauty on our top 10 favorite trails to stunning views and the best fall leaf color near Asheville.
Hike the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina, climbing to the Albert Mountain fire tower, hiking through Bearpen Gap and catching stunning views along the Big Butt ridge to Mooney Gap.
Follow this Graveyard Fields hike to stunning waterfalls, through fields of wildflowers and wild blueberries, and to beautiful views just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.
Hike the West Fork Trail at Pinnacle Park in Sylva, North Carolina, climbing to exceptional views from The Pinnacle, a high-elevation, knobby summit.
Hike the Crabtree Falls Trail to one of North Carolina’s most beautiful waterfalls, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville.
Hike to expansive views of the Chimney Tops pinnacle and Mount LeConte on a spectacular adventure in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Hike the Trillium Gap Trail to the walk-behind waterfall at Grotto Falls, one of the most sought-after waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains.
Hike the Appalachian Trail to Charlies Bunion from Newfound Gap, exploring some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the Great Smoky Mountains on this challenging eight-mile adventure.
Hike the Appalachian Trail in Western NC, climbing to sun-drenched ridges and angular peaks, meandering rivers, wildflower-covered mountain balds and view-packed historic fire towers.