Hikes in the Southern Appalachians & North Carolina

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Mt. Leconte Alum Cave Trail

The Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians (By Region)


Best Hikes in North Carolina/Tennessee


Mt. Cammerer (GSMNP)

The Alum Cave Trail / Mt. Leconte (GSMNP)

Charlie’s Bunion/The Drop Off (GSMNP)

Black Balsam/Tennent Mountain (Pisgah NF)

Sam’s Knob (Pisgah NF)

Mt. Pisgah (Pisgah NF)

Roan Mountain Highlands (Cherokee NF)

Looking Glass Rock (Pisgah NF)

John Rock (Pisgah NF)

Max Patch (Pisgah NF)

…The Hikes off the Linville Gorge Wilderness…

Table Rock Mountain

The Chimneys

Hawksbill Mountain (Pisgah NF)

Shortoff Mountain

Short Hikes off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Gregory Bald (GSMNP)

The Ramsey Cascades (GSMNP)

Big Bald (Pisgah NF)

Standing Indian Loop (Nantahala NF)

Elk Knob (Pisgah NF)

The Gorges (Nantahala NF)


For a MUCH longer hike, try:

The Art Loeb Trail (Pisgah NF)

The Mountains to Sea Trail (From the Atlantic Ocean to the Tennessee State Line)

And of course, none of them beat this one:

The Appalachian Trail


 Best Hikes in Virginia

Old Rag Mountain Hike

Old Rag Mountain (SHNP)

Grayson Highlands (Mount Rogers Rec Area)

The Virginia Creeper Trail (Biking)

Sharp Top (Peaks of Otter)

Flat Top (Peaks of Otter)

…The “Virginia Triple Crown”…

Macafee Knob, (Jefferson NF)

The Dragons Tooth (Jefferson NF)

The Tinker Cliffs (Jefferson NF)

Stickler Knob (George Washington NF)

House Mountain (Jefferson NF)


Other Best Hikes in the Carolinas


Pilot Mountain

Crowders Mountain

Hanging Rock

Stone Mountain

Table Rock, SC

South Mountains, NC

Chimney Rock, NC



West Virginia

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