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Glen Falls, Highlands, NC

Glen Falls, Highlands, NC

A Short Hike to A Pretty Waterfall On a hot day last summer, Mike and I took a short jaunt down the Glen Falls Hike, at the end of Glen Falls Road of Highway 106 in Highlands. It is a bit steep with many steps. We didn’t hike the full trail which is over a […]

April Flowers at High Falls

April Flowers at High Falls

It is time for early spring flowers in the high mountains of Western North Carolina. The warmer weather means that we can get outside. A short hike down from Lake Glenville to High Falls is just the thing. It is too early for the trees around Lake Glenville to have leaves, but a faint red […]

Yellow Mountain Views

Yellow Mountain Views

Several friends had been telling me to take a hike up to the top of Yellow Mountain, so when the weather warmed up for a day we did. Wow, was it worth it! The 360 degree views from the peak are spectacular. Yellow mountain is 5127 feet tall, making it one of the tallest mountains […]

Balsam Lake in Little Canada

Balsam Lake in Little Canada

We were on our way to visit some friends when we decided to stop at Balsam Lake on our way. The last several times I had been by the lake it had been empty, but this time it was back to full again. It is such a peaceful lake, and it reminds me of the […]

Hiking to the Caves on the Glades Roa...

Hiking to the Caves on the Glades Road

I found directions for a hike to caves on the Glades Road in the Highland Hiker’s Guide to Day Hikes, and I have never been on this hike before. This is not a particularly well known hike in Cashiers NC, but it is interesting and a little different from the other hikes we have been taking. […]

Whitewater Falls NC

Whitewater Falls NC

Between Cashiers and Brevard lies Sapphire, NC. Much like Glenville, it is little more than a few stores and a post office, but it is home to some of North Carolina’s most stunning waterfalls including Whitewater Falls. I have a lot of family that lives in Brevard, so I am up and down this road […]

Hiking in Panthertown

Hiking in Panthertown

After a spate of freezing weather, it finally warmed up for a nice long hike. Mike and I hiked in Panthertown, next to Glenville and Cashiers, NC, for the afternoon. Panthertown is a gorgeous and huge valley full of trails and views very popular with hikers and mountain bikers alike. I have hiked here a […]

Silver Run Falls

Silver Run Falls

Just south of Cashiers on Highway 107 is Silver Run Falls. This NC waterfall is an easy hike and very pretty. Mike and I went to see it during the deep freeze. If you want just want a quick and easy walk to a lovely NC waterfall, you can’t do much better than Silver Run […]

Hiking on Whiteside Mountain

Hiking on Whiteside Mountain

This week, Mike and I hiked Whiteside Mountain. It is a gorgeous hike along the ridge of a exposed rock face that overlooks parts of North and South Carolina. It is one of my favorite hikes for bringing my visitors, and it is only about 15 minutes from home. I have only done this hike […]

Hiking at High Falls

View of High Falls, Lake Glenville, NC

   Difficulty Level ★ ★  High Falls is a spectacular waterfall located in box canyon below Lake Glenville. Until just recently, it was only accessible through private land. Duke Energy recently did a ton of work to create a public trail down to this stunning natural wonder. Part of the reason was to open up […]