Western North Carolina Trails

Southern Appalachian Mountain Range

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Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range. The Blue Ridge Mountains are noted for having a bluish color when seen from a distance. Trees put the "blue" in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color.

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Black Mountains

The Black Mountains are a mountain range in western North Carolina, part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. They are the highest mountains in the Eastern United States. The range takes its name from the darker spruce-fir forest on the upper slopes which contrasts with the brown or lighter green appearance of the deciduous trees at lower elevations.

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South Mountains

The South Mountains are an ancient and deeply eroded mountain range in western North Carolina. They are an isolated remnant of the much larger Appalachian Mountains to the west, and are separated from the Appalachians by the Catawba River valley. The highest point in the range is Buzzard Roost, which rises to 2,980 feet (908 m) above sea level.

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The Hikes

This section chronicles the hiking trips I have taken and will hopefully take in the future.

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Linville Falls Trails

From the visitor center there are 2 main trails that lead to 6 points of interest, 2 at river level and 4 overlooks.

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Harper Creek Trails

Harper Creek trail lies within the Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Park. Harper Creek Falls is on this trail.

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Bakers Mountain Park

Bakers Mountain Park is place to bring the whole family for a leisurely hike among several trails with two steep climbs.

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High Shoals Falls

The 80 foot High Shoals Falls is the main attraction in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Sawtooth Camping Trip

Camping Trip at the Sawtooth Campgrounds in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Possum Trail

Possum Trail is a 1.4 mile moderate to strenuous hike in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Hidden Cove Trail

Hidden Cove Trail is a 1.5 mile pleasant and newest hike in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Raven Rock Trail

Raven Rock Trail is a 5.2 mile moderate to strenuous hike in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Shinny Trail

Shinny Trail is a 2.6 mile moderate to strenuous hike in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Hawksbill Mountain

Hawksbill Mountain Trail is a 2.1 mile out and back trail leading to this mountain peak located in the Linville Gorge area.

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Fox Trail

Fox Trail is a 3.7 mile moderate to strenuous hike in the largest state park in North Carolina, South Mountain Park.

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Column Twelve

The details of this hike will be coming soon. I expect to hike every week and at least one new hike a month.

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