Hiking / Nature

Hiking is perhaps one of the most popular outdoor activities in the High Country. There are numerous places to check out, and a variety of trails that would be appropriate for any level. Hiking is a wonderful way to see the many breathtaking views around the High Country. Click through here to see some links to trails to be enjoyed throughout the High Country.

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

Towering above Northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is the regions premier and most ecologically diverse nature preserve; a vast wild place, where knowledgeable guides and modern conveniences make a personal mountain adventure accessible to all.
Location: Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina
Wildflower Blooming Schedule

Wildflower Blooming Schedule

Wildflowers bloom here in the High Country during March, April, May, June, July, August and September. Take a look at what blooms when, and come enjoy the different seasons of beauty. Then come back to enjoy the fall colors galore in October!
Location: High Country North Carolina
Beech Mountain Park & Trail System

Beech Mountain Park & Trail System

In addition to a 43-acre recreational park, Beech Mountain is home to a vast network of hiking and mountain biking trails--perfect for elevating your sense of adventure and fine-tuning your harmony with nature. Over 20 miles of hiking trails wrap up, down, and around the mountain, offering boot-jockeys focused perspectives of wildlife, waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery. There are trails for everyone--from novice to advanced hikers--winding through wooded hideaways and lush, open balds.
Location: Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails

Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails

One thing about Grandfather Mountain is that the more you see of it, the more incredible it is. Our network of nature walks and trails can take you through gentle forests and meadows or if you choose, through rugged terrain navigated by ladders and cables. Either way, you can glimpse the wildest of wildlife and more of the breathtaking views Grandfather is famous for.
Location: Grandfather Mountain
Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns

Explore the splendor and wonders God created "inside a mountain". Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature.
Location: Linville, North Carolina
Phone: 828~756~4171
Toll Free: 800~419~0540
Linville Falls

Linville Falls

The Linville Falls Community has hiking trails for both the fit and physically challenged offering magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Linville Gorge. If youre a fisherman, bring your tackle box. Both native and stock trout are in abundance!
Location: Linville, North Carolina
Julian Price Memorial Park

Julian Price Memorial Park

A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set aside for public recreation on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Park offers many activities, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, guided walks, and evening campfire programs.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Moses Cone Memorial Park & Manor

Moses Cone Memorial Park & Manor

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway, preserves the country estate of Moses Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20-room, 13,000 square foot mansion built in 1901 in the grand Colonial Revival style. Twenty-five miles of carriage trails wind through the fields and forests of the 3,500-acre estate. The trails are available to horse drawn carriages, horseback riding, and hiking.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
High Country Hiking

High Country Hiking

This website provides a broad area along the Blue Ridge Mountain for Hiking Trails.
Location: High Country North Carolina