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Hiking in Asheville North Carolina | Cabin Mania

Hiking in Asheville NC

If you want a great hiking experience then head to the mountains in Asheville NC. They have some of the greatest hiking trails to try out. It does not matter whether you are an expert or a beginner, you will find a trail that meets your qualifications. The views along the trails are rewarding in themselves. When choosing a trail for your hike remember to choose wisely and pace yourself.

For hikers considering easy trails…

  • The Carolina Mountain Trail is a 1.2 mile hike. It winds around the magnificent pine trees. Take in the beauty of your surrounding with a break at Brent’s Creek. This overlook is a rest place and has a great view.
  • Great Woodland Adventure is a short hike that is ideal for children or those who can’t or don’t want to hike far. It’s a .6 mile trail with a little surprise along the way. The park’s mascot Grady the Groundhog and some of his woodland friends have been set out for people to enjoy. The handmade wood and metal sculptures are great to take a break at and take pictures.
  • Another trail that might interest you is the Boogerman Trail (named so in tribute to Robert “Boogerman” Palmer).This trail is 7 miles along and circles around old houses. Also along the trail you’ll see mountain streams. The refreshing sound of the water will ease your stress as your trek along. Other sites on this trail are the Cataloochee Creek, Robert Palmer’s old house, Snake Branch, etc. This scenic trail is a favorite if you’re up for the 7 miles hike/walk.

For hikers considering moderate trails…

  • Graveyard Fields Trail is a great hike for families. The 3.2 miles trail takes you through a field that has wading pools to stop and wade at during your hike. Graveyard is a popular hike for the families with children that don’t mind the distance.
  • In Chimney Rock Park you could take a short hike on the Hickory Nut Falls Trail.  The .75 mile hike passes many different species of trees and plants. At the end is one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, Hickory Nut Falls.
  • Just two miles north of Cherokee, NC is the Oconaluftee River Trail. This gravel trail is 1.5 miles long and is one of the only trails that will allow you to bring your pet along with you (don’t forget the doggy bag). The trail is relatively flat with a few small hills and runs along beside the Oconaluftee River.

For hikers considering moderately-hard difficult trails:

  • The Deep Creek Loop Trail is 4.6 miles round trip and has some of the most beautiful scenic points as you go. The wildlife and trees are photo worthy along this trail but the points you’ll want to stop at are Tom Branch Falls and Indian Creek Falls which are located right off the path. The highest point along this path is the top of Sunkota Ridge at 2437 feet in elevation.
  • Kanati Fork Trail is about 2 miles long with a steady inclination as you progress. The trail runs alongside the Kanati River but as you hike you’ll start to lose sight of the river since you start climbing up.

There are more hiking trails in Asheville NC than the ones listed above. For more information and advice about hiking trails visit Explore Asheville or Romantic Asheville.

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