Blog Archives

Top Hiking Trails

The high country is home to some of the most majestic views in the country. This is a list of the top hiking trails located in western North Carolina. There are beautiful waterfalls, gorges, and panoramic views along these trails.

Best Rock Climbing Locations in the High Country

There are a number of great rock climbing and bouldering sites through out the High Country. Here is a list of some of our top climbing destinations with directions. Holloway MountainSince it is used as a rock climbing teaching facility

Flat Rock Trail

If you’re looking for a trail in the High Country area requiring only a moderate effort but offering a reward of a top-notch view, the Flat Rock Trail is for you.  A fairly easy slightly uphill walk of less than

Crabtree Falls

A scenic hour-and-20-minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Boone/Blowing Rock area will provide High Country visitors with a scenic hike to Crabtree Falls.  The journey south to the 340-mile mark provides several bonuses as the rider crosses

Milepost 216-248

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 216-248 Skunk Cabbage – Feb-Mar Dwarf Iris – Mar-April Serviceberry Sarvice – Mar-May Dwarf Iris – Mar-April Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Pinxter Flower – Apr-May Trillium

Milepost 249-263

Points of Interest Northwest Trading Post – Located at MP 259, the Northwest Trading Post offers a large selection of handmade crafts, homemade jams and goodies, quilts and other fine wares. Glendale Springs– After you tour the Northwest Trading Post,

Milepost 264-276

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 264-276.4 Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Flame Azalea – May-June Fraser Magnolia – May Catawba Rhododendron – June Mountain Laurel – June-July Birds You Might Spot From

Milepost 277-291

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 277-291 Dwarf Iris – Mar-April Birdfoot Violet – Mar-May Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Flame Azalea – May-June Fraser Magnolia – May Catawba Rhododendron – June Beard

Milepost 292-298

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 292-298 Mayapple – Mar-Apr Serviceberry Sarvis – Mar-May Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Soloman’s Seal – Apr-May Bloodroot – Apr-May Foam Flower- Apr-Jun Witch Hobbie-Hobblebush- Apr-Jun Flame

Milepost 299-317

Wildflowers You Might Spot From Milepost 299-317 Dwarf Iris – Mar-April Mayapple – Mar-April Serviceberry Sarvis – Mar-May Buttercups – Mar-June Wild Strawberry – Mar-June Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May Soloman’s Seal – Apr-May Carolina Rhododendron – Apr-June Dogwood –

Explore