Popular Trips in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Riding Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States
Cherohala Skyway A motorcyclists dream come true The Cherohala Skyway is one of the most unique and scenic roadways in America. The name itself was derived by combining "Chero" from Cherokee and "hala" from Nantahala, the names of two of the National Forests that the Skyway passes thru. This area is believed to have been the home of the Cherokee Indians as early as 1650 A.D., and part of the Skyway covers what...
Middle Prong in Winter
Treement, Tennessee, United States
Several members of Margaret Stevenson's Wednesday Hikers choose Middle Prong for a Winter hike in the snow. About 8 inches of snow was on the ground. The temperature was in the low to mid thirties and the wind was calm. It was a nice hike. The scenery was beautiful. Lots of snow on the ground and in the trees. Also lots of icicles. The snow on the rocks in the creek made...
Caney Creek, Tennessee, United States
Our Church had a campout at Greasy Creek, rain and shine. A few of us paddled up Ocoee river to Madden Branch.
Newfound Gap to Clingman's Dome - GSMNP
Fort Harry, Tennessee, United States
Peakbagging | 15.2 miles
Peakbagging | 15.2 miles
This route begins at Newfound Gap and goes on the Appalachian Trail to Clingman's Dome (6,643 feet). Along the way it also crosses Mt. Collins (6,188 feet). Both are part of the South Beyond 6000. On the day of my hike, I had to posthole in snow above my knee from just beyond Mt. Collins to Clingman's Dome. Because of that and the lateness of the day, I chose to walk back...
Rainbow Falls at Gorges State Park
Sapphire, North Carolina, United States
I hiked to Rainbow Falls on the west side of in Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Note I only hiked to Rainbow Falls; there area couple more waterfalls if you stay on the same trail. Hike writeup to come at Two-Heel Drive
Andrews Bald Trail
Solola Valley, North Carolina, United States
Length: 3.6 miles roundtrip.From Clingman's Dome parking lot to the Bald. Very rocky trail moderate hike. Beautiful overlook of Fontana Lakes. Worth it!GSMHikers
Gorges 'State Park, NC
Reid, North Carolina, United States
the foothills trail section and canebrake trail are difficult. the trail on here and picture placement is an approximate - get the map. secret ninja cliffside camping spot up the river off the lake was nice - like a private pool ;p.
Graveyard Fields and Ridge
Big East Fork, North Carolina, United States
Hiking in the Graveyard Fields area of Pisgah NF (NC). We started at the Graveyard Fields parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and we hiked first to the Lower Falls on the "Yellowstone River." We left the loop to take a connector trail to Graveyard Ridge and around the ridge to the Mountains-To-Sea Trail, and then back to Graveyard Ridge and the connector. Upon rejoining the Graveyard Fields loop, we headed...
Long Branch Trail - Nantahala National Forest
Rainbow Springs, North Carolina, United States