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An exciting new trail system is currently in the planning and development stage in the steep and rugged mountains just north and west of Boone, North Carolina. The Northern Peaks Trail effort is being funded by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, Watauga County Tourism Development Authority, Ashe County, Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, […]

The Deep Creek area offers a range of great options for hiking. In this video about Hiking Deep Creek, we take you on a quick loop of three of the most easily accessible waterfalls in the Deep Creek area. Starting with Juney Whank Falls before heading to Indian Creek Falls and then stopping off at […]

Ready to explore some great hikes in Asheville?  Our guide to the best Asheville hiking trails includes info on hikes in Pisgah National Forest, Mount Mitchell, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. The Asheville Adventure Guide’s Best Asheville Hiking Trails is presented by Mast General Store. Asheville is an outdoor destination perfect for all-season exploration. For […]

Bearwallow Mountain (Hendersonville): The hike up Bearwallow Mountain is a strenuous two-mile round trip hike with over 500 feet in elevation gain. The mostly grassy summit of Bearwallow Mountain stands at 4,232 feet above sea level and is the highest peak in the Bearwallow Highlands Range. From the grassy meadow at the mountain’s summit, hikers […]

10 Outdoor Adventures In Hendersonville Presented By     Jump Off Rock: For a fun and easy adventure close to town, we like Jump Off Rock: a scenic overlook that provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures and the distant mountain ranges of the Blue Ridge and Pisgah National Forest. There are three hiking trails at Jump Off […]

When it comes to hiking, few places offer more than Transylvania County and Brevard, NC. With over 400 miles of trails available for hiking, there is a seemingly endless supply of great hikes to keep even the fastest hikers busy exploring. While there is no way to compile a list of all of the best […]

  Local Hiking Expert: Mast General Store 630 W King St, Boone, NC (828) 262-0000 || www.mastgeneralstore.com Profile Trail, Grandfather Mountain State Park (Banner Elk): The Grandaddy of all High Country hikes is this 7-mile round-trip trek to Calloway Peak, 5,646 ft. The views from the summit or nearby Watauga View are astounding and reach from the […]

In the mood to explore some great hikes near Charleston? Our guide to the Best Places to hike in Charleston features several hand-picked destinations ranging from scenic forests to tidewater walks to hikes around historic mansions.   Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail (Francis Marion National Forest): The Palmetto Trail, signature project of the Palmetto […]