Smokemont Loop in the GSMNP

From Smokemont Campground go up Bradley Fork to the junction of the loop. You cross Bradley Fork on a long footbridge to the other side. There is a 1.7 climb […]

Ranger Falls at Cliffside Lake

This is an interpretive trail. The falls is part of Skitty Creek which flows into Cliffside Lake. We will see the remnants of an old homestead with apple trees and […]


Rough Run Falls and High Falls

Rough Run Falls and High Falls on the west fork of the Tuckaseegee River in the Lake Glenville area. See these two beautiful falls. Dogs and children over 6 welcome. […]


Looking to connect safely with others while participating in thought-provoking conversations? Join the 2021 Virtual Book Club! Moderated by Mainspring Conservation Trust‘s Rachel Newcomb, the books selected will relate to Mainspring’s conservation […]

Betty Creek to Yellow Patch

Hike south on the Appalachian Trail to an overlook and see Picken's Nose. Return by way of a path to a forest service road out to Yellow Patch. Total Hike […]

Standing Indian Mountain on the AT from Deep Gap. This is a Vista Celebration in honor of Benton MacKaye's idea of a trail from Georgia to Maine. Wonderful views to […]