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North Carolina, also known as the Tar Heel state, is located in the Southeastern United States and shares its borders with South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and the Atlantic Ocean. With 100 counties in North Carolina, the landscape varies from its beautiful coastal beaches of the Outer Banks to the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina.

There are over 40 state parks in North Carolina and mountains with elevations of over 6,000 feet, including Mount Mitchell; at an elevation of 6,684 feet it is the highest point in the eastern US, located in Yancey County. Visitors to North Carolina have a variety of activities that they can choose from including, hiking, camping, boating, fishing, biking, horseback riding and of course many beautiful scenic drives. North Carolina also has over 200 waterfalls located throughout the Western part of the state. Many of these falls are on state or federal land and some are easily accessible.

The Western North Carolina Mountains section of the Mountain Travel Guide contains information and directions to 506 Hiking Trails, 158 Bike Trails, 175 Horse Trails, 31 ATV Trails and 136 Waterfalls. You will also find local business information for each county listing such businesses as Motels, Bed & Breakfast, Vacation Cabin Rentals, Restaurants, Real Estate, Photographers, Home Builders and privately owned Campgrounds.

Hotel Deals In North Carolina

Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina
Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina
Photo by Donnie Smith Photography
 
 
 
To view all the outdoor activities each of these Western North Carolina Mountain Counties have to offer, including hiking trails, horse trails, bike trails, atv trails and waterfalls please select from the counties below. If you wish to view a list of the all the trails, waterfalls and campgrounds without regard to location please click on the activity listed below the counties.

Choose a County below for waterfall, trail and other information.

Alleghany Ashe Avery Buncombe
Burke Caldwell Cherokee Clay
Gaston Graham Haywood Henderson
Iredell Jackson Macon Madison
McDowell Mitchell Polk Rutherford
Stanly Stokes Swain Surry
Transylvania Watauga Wilkes Yadkin
Yancey      

North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina Ski Resorts
Nantahala National Forest North Carolina Recreation Areas
North Carolina State Forests

Hiking Trails    Horse Trails    Bike Trails    ATV Trails    Waterfalls

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These pages are the most recent additions/updates to the North Carolina Section

6-15-13

Cherokee County North Carolina Antiques, Art, Gifts and Wineries

5-5-13

Cherokee County North Carolina Courthouse

Leech Place overlook

Photos of Murphy, North Carolina

Parker's Drug Store and Murphy Fire Department

Railroad Trestle from Leech Place

Railroad Trestle along the Murphy River Walk

Murphy River Walk bench at "The Leech Place"

Murphy River Walk Boardwalk

Dirt portion of the Murphy River Walk

Murphy River Walk looking toward "The Leech Place" and Valley River

Swing along Murphy River Walk

Murphy River Walk underpass.

Valley River, Murphy North Carolina

3-21-13

Cherokee County North Carolina Weddings

Cherokee County North Carolina Photographers

Clay County North Carolina Weddings

Clay County North Carolina Photographers

Graham County North Carolina Weddings

Graham County North Carolina Photographers

Jackson County North Carolina Weddings

Jackson County North Carolina Photographers

Macon County North Carolina Weddings

Macon County North Carolina Photographers

Swain County North Carolina Weddings

Swain County North Carolina Photographers

Transylvania County North Carolina Weddings

 
 
 
 
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