• Linville Gorge from Shortoff Mountain
    Linville Gorge from Shortoff Mountain
  • Hawkbill Rock - Snowball Mountain Trail
    Hawkbill Rock - Snowball Mountain Trail
  • View from Craggy Pinnacle
    View from Craggy Pinnacle
  • Yellowstone Prong
    Yellowstone Prong
  • Fall Color from the Green Knob Overlook
    Fall Color from the Green Knob Overlook
  • The Cascades from Above
    The Cascades from Above
  • Catawba Falls Trail Bridge
    Catawba Falls Trail Bridge

Trip Reports, News, and Updates

Dry, Captivating Shortoff Mtn.

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My hiking (and life) partner chose Shortoff Mountain because he knew I would fall in love with the dry, stark terrain and the unforgiving sun. I’ve always loved landscapes that reflect extremes and... READ MORE

Cruel Descent to Paradise

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We chose Rich Falls for our Saturday hiking adventure after finding it in the third edition of Kevin Adams’ North Carolina Waterfalls guidebook. We wanted a crystal clear, private swimming hole, and a... READ MORE