Hiking and Backpacking in North Carolina

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Destination Name Management Miles Nearby City Begin Date End Date
Raymond Fisher Pond Raymond Fisher Pond Gorges State Park 1.5 Sapphire 01/13/24 01/13/24
Panthertown Creek Sandbar Pool (via Cold Mountain Gap) Panthertown Creek Sandbar Pool (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.7 Cashiers 12/31/23 12/31/23
Freedom Park Freedom Park Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks & Rec 2.4 Charlotte 11/13/23 11/13/23
Cane Creek Lake Cane Creek Lake Cane Creek Park 7.6 Waxhaw 10/10/23 10/10/23
Four Mile Creek - June 27, 2023 Four Mile Creek Greenway Mecklenburg County 2.3 Matthews 06/27/23 06/27/23
Downtown Matthews, N.C. Four Mile Creek Greenway Mecklenburg County 2.3 Matthews 06/10/23 06/10/23
Schoolhouse Falls - February 2023 Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.6 Cashiers 02/19/23 02/19/23
Panthertown Sunset - February 2023 Panthertown Creek #3 (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.4 Cashiers 02/18/23 02/19/23
Kephart Shelter - February 2023 Kephart Shelter (via US 441) Great Smoky Mountains National Park 4.0 Cherokee 02/04/23 02/05/23
Greenland Creek Falls Campsite Greenland Creek Falls Nantahala National Forest 2.2 Cashiers 11/25/22 11/25/22
Greenland Creek Falls Greenland Creek Falls Nantahala National Forest 2.2 Cashiers 11/24/22 11/24/22
Snowbird Gap Snowbird Gap (via Wayah Gap) Nantahala National Forest 3.6 Franklin 02/26/22 02/27/22
Rainbow Falls Trailhead Horsepasture River (via Grassy Ridge Trailhead) Gorges State Park 6.0 Cashiers 01/21/22 01/21/22
Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.6 Sapphire 01/20/22 01/20/22
Four Mile Creek Greenway Four Mile Creek Greenway Mecklenburg County 2.3 Matthews 06/20/21 06/20/21
Middle Warden Falls Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 01/02/21 01/02/21
Meadow Ridge Meadow Ridge Lake Toxaway Resort 1.0 Lake Toxaway 08/09/20 08/09/20
Behind Schoolhouse Falls Panthertown Creek Sandbar Pool (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.5 Cashiers 08/08/20 08/08/20
Wesser Bald - February 2020 Wesser Bald (via Forest Road) Nantahala National Forest 4.4 Franklin 02/22/20 02/23/20
Horsepasture River - November 2019 Horsepasture River (via Grassy Ridge Trailhead) Gorges State Park 6.0 Sapphire 11/28/19 11/28/19
Bambi's Forrest Bambi's Forrest Lake Toxaway Resort 0.8 Cashiers 11/27/19 11/27/19
Round Bald Round Bald Pisgah National Forest 3.0 Roan Mountain 05/17/19 05/17/19
McDonald Ridge (via Wayah Gap) McDonald Ridge (via Wayah Gap) Nantahala National Forest 7.0 Franklin 02/09/19 02/10/19
Bartram Trail (McDonald Ridge to Wayah Bald) Bartram Trail (McDonald Ridge to Wayah Bald) Nantahala National Forest 2.2 Franklin 04/28/18 04/29/18
Schoolhouse Falls - February 2018 Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.6 Cashiers 02/02/18 02/02/18
Clingman's Dome Clingman's Dome Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1.6 Cherokee 11/01/17 11/01/17
Panthertown Creek Campsite #2 Panthertown Creek #1 (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.5 Cashiers 07/08/17 07/09/17
Newton Bald Newton Bald Great Smoky Mountains National Park 10.6 Cherokee 01/27/17 01/28/17
Bambi's Forrest Bambi's Forrest Lake Toxaway Resort 0.8 Lake Toxaway 01/14/17 01/14/17
Road To Nowhere - February 2016 Campsite #74 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 6.6 Cherokee 02/06/16 02/07/16
Middle Warden Falls Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 07/03/15 07/04/15
Bly Gap Bly Gap Appalachian Trail Conservancy 6.2 Hiawassee 01/31/15 02/01/15
Panthercreek Hot Chocolate Panthertown Creek #1 (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.5 Cashiers 11/29/14 11/29/14
Sapphire River Walk Sapphire River Walk Sapphire Valley Resort 1.0 Sapphire 11/28/14 11/28/14
French Broad River French Broad River Asheville Outdoor Center 15.5 Asheville 06/20/14 06/22/14
Siler Bald Siler Ridge (via Wayah Gap) Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Franklin 02/23/14 02/23/14
Ice Water Springs (via Newfound Gap to Smokemont) Ice Water Springs (via Newfound Gap to Smokemont) Great Smoky Mountains National Park 11.5 Cherokee 01/11/14 01/12/14
Stratton Bald (via Beech Gap) Stratton Bald (via Beech Gap) Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Creek Wilderness 6.6 Robbinsville 10/26/13 10/27/13
Horsepasture River (via Grassy Ridge Trailhead) Horsepasture River (via Grassy Ridge Trailhead) Gorges State Park 6.0 Sapphire 10/13/13 10/13/13
Long Branch Long Branch Nantahala National Forest 5.6 Franklin 02/02/13 02/03/13
Cosby Knob Cosby Knob Great Smoky Mountains National Park 7.4 Cosby 01/12/13 01/13/13
Kingfisher Trail Kingfisher Trail McDowell Nature Preserve 0.9 Charlotte 10/07/12 10/07/12
Boone In Panthertown Panthertown Creek (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.5 Cashiers 06/09/12 06/09/12
Fontana Lake - Mile 79 Campsite Fontana Lake - Mile 79 Campsite Nantahala National Forest 4.0 Fontana Village 04/21/12 04/22/12
Bambi's Forrest Bambi's Forrest Lake Toxaway Resort 0.8 Cashiers 11/19/11 11/19/11
Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.6 Cashiers 11/19/11 11/19/11
Schoolhouse Falls Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.6 Cashiers 09/04/11 09/04/11
Buzzard Rock Buzzard Rock Latta Plantation 0.6 Huntersville 05/30/11 05/31/11
Trail to Great Wall (Panthertown) Great Wall Nantahala National Forest 6.9 Cashiers 05/21/11 05/21/11
Kephart Shelter Kephart Shelter Great Smoky Mountains National Park 4.0 Cherokee 12/18/10 12/19/10
Panthertown Powerline Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 11/26/10 11/26/10
Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Schoolhouse Falls (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.6 Cashiers 08/01/10 08/01/10
Devil's Elbow Devil's Elbow Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 06/05/10 06/05/10
Campsite #74 Campsite #74 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 6.6 Bryson City 05/22/10 05/23/10
Deep Creek Deep Creek Great Smoky Mountains National Park 14.3 Cherokee 03/27/10 03/28/10
Rock Gap Rock Gap Nantahala National Forest 0.3 Franklin 01/30/10 01/31/10
Cigars At Middle Warden Falls Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 05/30/09 05/31/09
Indian Creek Falls Indian Creek Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1.5 Bryson City 01/01/09 01/01/09
Lake Jocassee (via Canebrake Trail) Lake Jocassee (via Canebrake Trail) Gorges State Park 10.5 Redman 08/30/08 08/31/08
Horsepasture River - August 2008 Horsepasture River (via NC 281) Gorges State Park 4.0 Sapphire 08/02/08 08/03/08
Hogback Mountain Hogback Mountain Nantahala National Forest 6.2 Cashiers 04/12/08 04/12/08
Mcmullen Creek Mcmullen Creek Mecklenburg County Park & Rec 2.0 Pineville 03/08/08 03/08/08
Charlie's Bunion (via Smokemont) Charlie's Bunion (via Smokemont) Great Smoky Mountains National Park 10.4 Cherokee 02/22/08 02/24/08
Rufus Morgan Shelter Rufus Morgan Shelter Nantahala National Forest 1.6 Wesser 01/01/08 01/01/08
Harper's Creek Harper's Creek Pisgah National Forest 4.0 Morganton 10/28/07 10/28/07
Sandbar Pool Panthertown Creek Sandbar Pool (via Cold Mountain Gap) Nantahala National Forest 2.5 Cashiers 03/24/07 03/25/07
Greenland Creek Falls Greenland Creek Falls Nantahala National Forest 2.2 Cashiers 01/20/07 01/20/07
Appletree Creek Appletree Creek Nantahala National Forest 4.4 Wesser 12/31/06 12/31/06
Juney Whank Falls Loop Juney Whank Falls Loop Great Smoky Mountains National Park 0.7 Bryson City 12/30/06 12/30/06
Siler Bald Campsite Siler Ridge (via Wayah Gap) Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Franklin 10/07/06 10/08/06
Trail to Middle Warden Falls Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 06/10/06 06/11/06
Cataloochee Valley Cataloochee Valley Great Smoky Mountains National Park 30.8 Cherokee 01/13/06 01/15/06
DuPont State Forest - September 2005 Triple Falls And High Falls DuPont State Forest 2.4 Brevard 09/10/05 09/11/05
Nantahala River (via Nantahala Wesser Campground) Nantahala River (via Nantahala Wesser Campground) Nantahala National Forest 8.0 Wesser 07/29/05 07/31/05
Middle Warden Falls Rainstorm Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers, NC 06/02/05 06/03/05
Upper Falls Upper Falls South Mountain State Park 3.0 Connelly Springs 03/18/05 03/19/05
Alum Cave Alum Cave Great Smoky Mountains National Park 28.6 Gatlinburg 02/03/05 02/03/05
Slickrock Creek (via Big Fat Gap) Slickrock Creek (via Big Fat Gap) Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Creek Wilderness 9.6 Robbinsville 08/07/04 08/08/04
Yellowstone Falls Yellowstone Falls Pisgah National Forest 3.2 Brevard 05/22/04 05/23/04
Yellowstone Falls Yellowstone Falls Pisgah National Forest 3.2 Brevard 05/16/04 05/16/04
Bearwallow Falls Bearwallow Falls Gorges State Park 3.2 Cashiers 04/04/04 04/04/04
Mount Cammerer Mount Cammerer Great Smoky Mountains National Park 33.4 Gatlinburg 01/16/04 01/19/04
Mount Sterling Mount Sterling Great Smoky Mountains National Park 21.7 Waynesville 01/16/04 01/18/04
Cold Mountain Cold Mountain Pisgah National Forest 10.4 Brevard 01/06/04 01/07/04
Big Green Mountain Big Green Mountain Nantahala National Forest 6.2 Lake Toxaway 11/15/03 11/15/03
Granny Burrell Falls Granny Burrell Falls Nantahala National Forest 6.8 Cashiers 07/26/03 07/27/03
Mountain Laurel Panthertown Creek (Via Salt Rock Gap) Nantahala National Forest 4.2 Cashiers 07/13/03 07/13/03
Middle Warden Falls Middle Warden Falls Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Cashiers 05/31/03 06/01/03
Gregory Bald Gregory Bald Great Smoky Mountains National Park 38.7 Fontana Village 01/11/03 01/13/03
Whiteside Mountain Whiteside Mountain Nantahala National Forest 2.0 Highlands 11/29/02 11/29/02
Windy Falls (via NC 281) Windy Falls (via NC 281) Gorges State Park 8.2 Sapphire 08/24/02 08/25/02
Siler Ridge (via Wayah Gap) Siler Ridge (via Wayah Gap) Nantahala National Forest 3.8 Franklin 06/15/02 06/16/02
Cheoah Bald Cheoah Bald Nantahala National Forest 34.6 Wesser 01/26/02 01/28/02
Yellow Mountain Yellow Mountain Nantahala National Forest 9.4 Highlands 12/08/01 12/09/01
Appalachian Trail #2 (Rock Gap to Wallace Gap) Appalachian Trail #2 (Rock Gap to Wallace Gap) Appalachian Trail Conservancy 0.6 Rainbow Springs 11/11/01 11/11/01
Albert Mountain Albert Mountain Nantahala National Forest 1.6 Rainbow Springs 11/10/01 11/10/01
Wesser Bald (via Appalachian Trail) Wesser Bald (via Appalachian Trail) Nantahala National Forest 4.4 Franklin 10/20/01 10/21/01
Stratton Bald (via Wolf Laurel Trailhead) Stratton Bald (via Wolf Laurel Trailhead) Nantahla National Forest 4.2 Robbinsville 10/13/01 10/14/01
Nantahala River (via Camp Watia) Nantahala River (via Camp Watia) Nantahala National Forest 8.0 Wesser 07/27/01 07/29/01
Maple Camp Bald Maple Camp Bald Mount Mitchell State Park 9.6 Asheville 05/12/01 05/13/01
Looking Glass Rock (Lower Summit) Looking Glass Rock (Lower Summit) North Carolina National Forests 6.2 Brevard 04/21/01 04/22/01
Horsepasture River (via NC 281) Horsepasture River (via NC 281) Gorges State Park 6.2 Sapphire 02/10/01 02/11/01
Whitewater Falls (via Parking Area) Whitewater Falls (via Parking Area) Nantahala National Forest 5.1 Walahalla 01/27/01 01/28/01
Whitewater Falls (via Foothills Trail) Whitewater Falls (via Foothills Trail) Nantahala National Forest 5.1 Walahalla 01/27/01 01/28/01
Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Creek - Hangover Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Creek - Hangover Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Creek Wilderness 7.0 Robbinsville 11/19/00 11/20/02
Shining Rock (via Investor Gap) Shining Rock (via Investor Gap) Pisgah National Forest 6.7 Brevard 10/28/00 10/29/00
Big Tom Big Tom Mount Mitchell State Park 8.6 Asheville 10/20/00 10/21/00
Siler Ridge (Wayah Gap to Winding Stair Gap) Siler Ridge (Wayah Gap to Winding Stair Gap) Nantahala National Forest 5.9 Franklin 03/04/00 03/05/00
Shining Rock (via USFS 816) Shining Rock (via USFS 816) Pisgah National Forest 9.2 Brevard 10/17/99 10/18/99
Looking Glass Rock (Upper Summit) Looking Glass Rock (Upper Summit) North Carolina National Forests 6.2 Brevard 09/18/99 09/19/99
Nantahala River (via Turkey Creek Campground) Nantahala River (via Turkey Creek Campground) Nantahala National Forest 8.0 Wesser 07/24/99 07/25/99
Standing Indian Standing Indian Nantahala National Forest 6.6 Franklin 05/08/99 05/09/99
Bradley Fork Bradley Fork Great Smoky Mountains National Park 16.6 Cherokee 01/03/98 01/05/98
Tusquitee Bald Tusquitee Bald Nantahala National Forest 6.6 Andrews 08/02/97 08/03/97
Shining Rock (via Big East Fork) Shining Rock (via Big East Fork) Pisgah National Forest 7.8 Brevard 12/30/96 12/31/96
Siler Ridge (via Winding Stair Gap) Siler Ridge (via Winding Stair Gap) Nantahala National Forest 8.8 Franklin 10/19/96 10/20/96
Sauratown Ridge Sauratown Ridge Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 03/23/96 03/24/96
Yellowstone Falls Yellowstone Falls Pisgah National Forest 3.2 Brevard 08/12/95 08/13/95
Looking Glass Rock Looking Glass Rock (Upper Summit) North Carolina National Forests 6.2 Brevard 04/01/95 04/02/95
Looking Glass Rock (Lower Ravine) Looking Glass Rock (Lower Ravine) North Carolina National Forests 3.1 Brevard 03/11/95 03/12/95
Linville River (via Conley Cove) Linville River (via Conley Cove) Pisgah National Forest 3.0 Linville Falls 11/05/94 11/06/94
Appalachian Trail #5 (Davenport Gap to Nolichucky River) Appalachian Trail #5 (Davenport Gap to Nolichucky River) Appalachian Trail Conservancy 102.2 Hot Springs 05/14/94 05/22/94
Appalachian Trail #4 (Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap) Appalachian Trail #4 (Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap) Great Smoky Mountains National Park 70.5 Cherokee 04/27/94 05/05/94
Appalachian Trail #3 (Wallace Gap to Fontana Dam) Appalachian Trail #3 (Wallace Gap to Fontana Dam) Appalachian Trail Conservancy 59.8 Fontana Village 04/22/94 04/27/94
Appalachian Trail #1 (Bly Gap to Rock Gap) Appalachian Trail #1 (Bly Gap to Rock Gap) Appalachian Trail Conservancy 27.5 Rainbow Springs 04/19/94 04/21/94
Linville River (via Bynum Bluff) Linville River (via Bynum Bluff) Pisgah National Forest 2.2 Linville Falls 05/07/93 05/08/93
Linville River (via Pinch In) Linville River (via Pinch In) Pisgah National Forest 9.8 Linville Falls 04/23/93 04/24/93
Kephart Shelter (via Newfound Gap) Kephart Shelter (via Newfound Gap) Great Smoky Mountains National Park 7.4 Cherokee 11/14/92 11/15/92
Pecks Corner (via Newfound Gap) Pecks Corner (via Newfound Gap) Great Smoky Mountains National Park 21.6 Cherokee 10/10/92 10/12/92
Cable Gap Cable Gap Nantahala National Forest 8.2 Fontana Village 04/22/92 04/23/92
Crowders Mountain Crowders Mountain Crowders Mountain State Park 3.6 Gastonia 09/29/91 09/29/91
Crowders Mountain Crowders Mountain Crowders Mountain State Park 3.6 Gastonia 09/29/91 09/29/91
Cane Creek Lake Cane Creek Lake Cane Creek Park 1.4 Waxhaw 09/27/91 09/27/91
Sauratown Mountain - April 1990 Sauratown Ridge Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 07/24/90 07/24/90
Sauratown Mountain - June 1990 Sauratown Ridge Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 06/20/90 06/20/90
Sauratown Ridge - May 1990 Sauratown Ridge Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 05/04/90 05/04/90
Sauratown Mountain - Black And White April 1990 Sauratown Ridge Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 04/27/90 04/27/90
Chimney Rock State Park Hickory Nut Falls Chimney Rock Park 1.5 Chimney Rock 03/11/90 03/11/90
Camp Rockmont Mountain Top Camp Rockmont Camp Rockmont 2.2 Black Mountain 10/27/89 10/29/89
Hickory Nut Falls Hickory Nut Falls Chimney Rock Park 1.5 Lake Lure 10/19/89 10/21/89
Catherine Wisner at Sauratown Ridge Sauratown Ridge Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 10/05/89 10/05/89
Sauratown Mountain - September 1989 Sauratown Mountain Mountain-To-Sea-Trail Association 2.5 Winston-Salem 09/28/89 09/28/89
Camp Rockmont Camp Rockmont Camp Rockmont 2.2 Black Mountain 10/09/87 10/11/87