Hiking in western NC and eastern TN

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    Oct 14, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    So I'm always looking for new places to hike in these area I have been around a lot of western NC already but any new suggestions are welcome. Also places to hike across the us would be great too since I may be going on a mini road trip soon
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    Oct 14, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    There are a few places around boone that are nice.
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    Oct 14, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    mtguy333 saidThere are a few places around boone that are nice.


    What are the name of some of the trailheads or hiking areas that'd you suggest... I've been around DuPont state forest and Brevard in the pisgah natl forest and then worked my way up to deep creek area in the SMNP and then up to gatlinburg tn doing chimney tops and alum bluff
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    Oct 14, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    The theme from "Deliverance" came to mind when I saw the title for this post.
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    Oct 14, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    mplsmike saidThe theme from "Deliverance" came to mind when I saw the title for this post.


    Haha yeah they sell a lot of "I hear banjo music paddle faster" shirts at outfitters around here
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    Oct 14, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    This site has been a great resource for me:

    http://www.romanticasheville.com/hiking.html

    One of my favorite hikes is Looking Glass Rock, but I'm guessing you're probably familiar with it if you've been hiking around Brevard. If you are willing to take a short drive down into SC, Table Rock State Park and Caesar's Head have some great hikes.
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    Oct 14, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    colaman79 saidThis site has been a great resource for me:

    http://www.romanticasheville.com/hiking.html

    One of my favorite hikes is Looking Glass Rock, but I'm guessing you're probably familiar with it if you've been hiking around Brevard. If you are willing to take a short drive down into SC, Table Rock State Park and Caesar's Head have some great hikes.


    Looking glass is really nice I still haven't done table rock although people have told me about it before I've done a few around Caesars head as well and thanks for the site I'll have to check it out
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    Oct 14, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    I have wanted to do the Appalachian Trail ever since I read Bill Bryson's book, 'A Walk in the Woods'.
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    Oct 14, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    Check out your local outfitters and purchase a National Geographic Map for the area you would like to hike.
    The trails will be detailed on the map !!
    We live in a beautiful part of the World for hiking !!
    Enjoy !!
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    Oct 14, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    There is a lake in Blowing Rock that has numerous trails around it. Grandfather is close to it and also has a bunch of trails.
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    Oct 14, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    Linville Falls is always a nice spot. Stone Mountain State Park near Sparta is also a favorite ... Check out the view there at Wolf Rock and at the summit of Stone Mtn.
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    Oct 15, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Gorgeous area! I remember just taking off up the mountains on a college trip with some friends. Lots of day trip fun.

    Have you checked the AT guidebooks for side trails and circuit hikes?You might want to ask around the colleges in the area, too. See if they have hiking clubs that know some routes.
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    Dec 16, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    Have you done the balds on the AT? It is among my favourite section of the AT.
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    Dec 28, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    wrkoutprtch saidHave you done the balds on the AT? It is among my favourite section of the AT.


    No I haven't but will definitely check it out thanks
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    Dec 28, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    When I lived in Cullowhee there were some really cool places. Also some great areas to just run into the river. Although it could become very boring, I miss the serenity of Western NC.