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Hiking isn't just an activity, it is a time for spiritual nourishment, fun, and learning. Hiking is an experience. There's no better place for that experience than in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a place of beauty embraced by nature and kissed by God.
Courthouse Falls Plunge Pool
photo by A. Scott Lavender
There are many miles of trails in Western North Carolina, ranging from some of the most venerable in Pisgah National Forest (the first National Forest in the state) to the youngest in Gorges State Park (one of the newest additions to the North Carolina State Park family).
I hike them all.
Blue Ridge Hiker offers the best reviews of Western North Carolina's hiking trails in the following counties and town/resorts:
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View from Bearwallow Valley Overlook in Gorges State Park.
Photo by Bret James Stewart.
Tired of fruitless searching for the best hikes in Western North Carolina? Blue Ridge Hiker has the information you want by theme:
Blue Ridge Hiker is YOUR hiking specialist. I give detailed driving and walking directions to each trail so you can find it. I have personally hiked, measured, and photographed each trail in these systems. Each and every review I have done is is top-quality, accurate, and beautiful. That is my promise to you.
Incidentally, I do not doctor any of my photos except to change the size so they will fit on the webpage. I want you to see the real deal.
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Who is Blue Ridge Hiker?
Hello, my name is Bret James Stewart, and I have been hiking these mountains for over twenty-five years. I recognized a need for meaningful trail reviews after spending inordinate amounts of time searching for them in vain.
Blue Ridge Hiker is my answer to that deficiency. Providing meaningful trail reviews and interesting information about the trails themselves and the plants and wildlife on them is my passion.
Browse around...stay awhile...you'll be glad you did.
Bret James Stewart
Tools of the Trade
Photo by Bret James Stewart
May 23, 15 10:59 AM
Exercise Trail is a popular trail along the Davidson River
May 23, 15 09:51 AM
A short trail connecting Thrift Cove and Black Mountain Trails.
Mar 26, 15 08:51 PM
A short but difficult trail connecting Sky Valley Road and Hickory Mountain Road Trail.