Stunning year-round, the Roan Highlands are exceptionally beautiful during a Winter sunrise. Hike the Appalachian Trail from Carvers Gap to Round Bald, Jane Bald and Grassy Ridge for nearly continuous, exceptional wintertime views.
Hike the Catawba Falls Trail east of Asheville, trekking through a mossy, shady forest valley to a beautiful series of waterfalls on the Catawba River.
Hike the Mountains to Sea Trail to stunning vistas at Devil’s Courthouse, climbing high above the Blue Ridge Parkway to Black Balsam Knob.
Hike the Glen Falls Trail to three stunning waterfalls near Highlands, NC, exploring an ultra-scenic stretch of the Nantahala National Forest.
Hike to the stunning cascades of Bridal Veil Falls, exploring a covered bridge and a glassy lake nestled deep in the beautiful DuPont State Forest in western NC.
Hike the Devils Courthouse Trail to exceptional views from the summit of this jagged, rocky, towering mountain. The mountain’s views are easily some of the best off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.
Explore a beautiful, mossy, high-elevation spruce-fir forest on this short hike on the Richland Balsam Trail, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville.
Hike to a beautiful overlook view and the ruins of Rattlesnake Lodge, a 1900s summer estate, following the Mountains to Sea Trail near Asheville.
Hike the Graveyard Fields Loop to explore tumbling waterfalls, views from Graveyard Ridge, and fields of wildflowers, blueberries, and blackberries just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.