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Additional hiking in the area

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Additional hiking in the area

I am looking for other moderate hiking trails in the area of Chimney Rock/Asheville. I am willing to drive up to an hour (from Chimney Rock) to get to some other trails. I am interested in trails that have pretty scenery/lookout points or some waterfalls. I will be going over Labor Day weekend so I was looking for some options that may be less crowded or more off the beaten path.

All info and any resources are appreciated!

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1. Re: Additional hiking in the area

There are some excellent suggestions on www.romanticasheville.com

Santiago, Chile
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2. Re: Additional hiking in the area

Green River Game Lands, Saluda, NC. 21 miles. 38 min.

asheville, nc. 25 miles. 40 min.

Mount Mitchell State Park, Burnsville, NC. 54 miles. 1.5 hrs (highest mountain east of the mississippi, and you CAN drive to the summit)

south mountains state park. 67 miles. 1.5 hrs

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3. Re: Additional hiking in the area

forgot to mention:

Pisgah Forest, NC 36 miles. 52 min. BEAUTIFUL mountains in this area. rugged in parts.

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4. Re: Additional hiking in the area

Caesars Head State Park, Geer Highway, Cleveland, SC. 41 miles. 1 hr.

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5. Re: Additional hiking in the area

Thanks for all the great suggestions!!

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6. Re: Additional hiking in the area

All of western North Carolina is inundated with hiking trails! You might want to go check out Brevard in Transylvania County, home to 250 waterfalls. Tons of hiking around Asheville, too. I like the Romantic Asheville link above. What kind of hiking do you want? Strenuous? Easy? Short? Long? We've got the scenic part covered.

http://www.visitwaterfalls.com/

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