Trails

Yellow Mountain Trail

If you enjoy a challenge when it comes to hiking or mountain biking, this 12-mile roundtrip trail is the one for you.

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Whiteside Mountain Trail

With sheer, vertical cliffs that tower above the valley below, this trail features one of the county’s most recognizable peaks.

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Wet Camp Gap Trail

A favorite blueberry-picking destination, the well-established trail takes about 30 minutes each way.

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Waterrock Knob Trail

For a steep hike with great views along the way, Waterrock Knob Trail will literally take your breath away.

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Tuckasegee River Greenway

The one-mile there-and-back trail starts crossing a large footbridge, winds around a scenic stretch of the Tuckasegee River and offers runners, walkers and cyclists recreational opportunities.

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Richland Balsam Trail

Known as the best-smelling trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this 1.5-mile loop winds through a spruce-fir forest.

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Pinnacle Park Trail

See if you have what it takes and hike the strenuous terrain of Pinnacle Park, a 7-mile trek that ascends more than 3,000 ft. in elevation. Your reward? Incredible views of the mountains below.

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Panthertown Valley Trail

Hike, bike and explore this gem, which is home to large waterfalls, scenic trails and panoramic views. Known as “the Yosemite of the East,” this is one of the most spectacular areas in the southeast.

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Old Bald Trail

Suitable for all hikers, this easy, well-marked trail features panoramic views from Old Bald Ridge.

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Devil’s Courthouse Trail

Short but strenuous, Devils Courthouse features a panoramic summit with views of four states.

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Black Balsam Trail

Transport yourself to New England on this gorgeous route with treeless mountaintops and crisp air.

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Bad Creek Trail

With plenty of shade along its 6-mile trek, Bad Creek Trail is one of the most serene hikes in the Natahala National Forest.

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Trails

TAKE A HIKE IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

Enjoy short, family-friendly walks or more strenuous treks along the Appalachian Trail. With wildlife, waterfalls, and outstanding vantage points, our trails pay off at every turn.

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Spirit of the Smokies Car Show

Oct 27  //  Starts: 10:00 am Ends: 3:00 pm

The 19th annual Spirit of the Smokies Car Show will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Front Street in Dillsboro. The show is

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