Mt. Rogers (Va.)
A very popular hiking destination has some of the
best views in the Southeast. These trails can be crowded
but the views make it all worth it. The wild ponies
appreciate the company, just don't feed them!
Expansive views from rhododendron dotted slopes
that are famous throughout the region.
Take a hike along the A.T. and visit the site of the Cloudland
and imagine the former elegance of this long gone hotel.
On this visit we were able to capture the once a year blooms
of the rhododendron.
South Mountains (NC)
Waterfalls and views on two short hikes. The South Mountain
Park is a great destination to do it all in one day. 80
foot Shoals Falls and great views from Chestnut Knob make
this an all around great day hiking spot.
Crowders Mountain (NC)
Towering high above the Piedmont floor, Crowders Mountain
is a quick mountain getaway in an urban area. Rare plants,
views and wildlife keep you coming back for more.
Table Rock (SC)
This is the flagship of the state parks in the South
Carolina "Upcountry". The entire park, including
the mountain, is listed on the National Register of Historic
This "all inclusive" state park and is also in
the epi - center of South Carolina mountain hiking.
As an added bonus, the drive on Highway 11 is so relaxing
that half of the fun is getting here!
Table Rock SC>>
A wonderful 2 mile loop that takes you back to a time of
primeval, old growth
forests. Take a hike inside a terrarium surrounded
by ferns, moss and huge trees. You might be tempted to take
another trip around the loop!
Joyce Kilmer Loop>>
Car Camping (Smokies)
Great car camping at the entrance to the Balsam Mountain
area of the Great Smoky Mountain
National Park. This high elevation campground is one of
the best "car " campgrounds in Western North Carolina.
Lots of great day hikes are nearby.
Kings Pinnacle (NC)
A great day hike in the Piedmont of North Carolina.
Not far from Charlotte and easy to
access, Kings Pinnacle is great for a quick "get away".