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Table Rock Mountain Linville Gorge NC Hike

Hiking Table Rock Mountain Trail in the Linville Gorge (Everything You Need to Know)

Hiking the Table Rock Mountain Trail is an excellent way to experience the rugged Linville Gorge Wilderness Area of Pisgah National Forest, even if you aren’t an expert hiker. The Linville Gorge is home to some of North Carolina‘s toughest hiking trails. However, the short but sometimes steep Table Rock Mountain trail is about 1 … Read More

Toms Creek Falls

How to See Tom’s Creek Falls in Marion (and Why We Love It!)

Tom’s Creek Falls is a beautiful 80-foot waterfall in Western North Carolina, about 40 minutes from Asheville. The trailhead to Tom’s Creek Falls is about 7 miles from downtown Marion in McDowell County. If you can, please make time for Marion, as this is one of our favorite mountain towns. Read More: Waterfalls near Asheville … Read More

North Carolina Arboretum Asheville NC

How to Visit the Awesome North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville

The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is a 434-acre public botanical garden and is one of our favorite places to visit in Western North Carolina. While still part of Pisgah National Forest, it was established as an affiliate of the University of North Carolina System in 1986. Since then, the Arboretum has remained among America’s … Read More

Max Patch NC

Max Patch Trail (A Short Hike to Beautiful 360-Degree Views!)

The Max Patch Trail in Western North Carolina (near Asheville) leads to a beloved 4,600-foot bald mountain along the famed Appalachian Trail. With a summit that’s just under a mile from the trailhead, this trail is relatively easy for nearly all levels of hikers. Max Patch Mountain has beautiful 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains … Read More