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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 […]

Fall Color Drive

Fall Color Drive

Fall is my favorite season here in the mountains of North Carolina. The weather is usually crisp and dry with skies as blue as lapis. Once the leaves start to turn, the colors change almost overnight. On Monday, the leaves were green, and by Friday they had almost all begun their transformation. Brilliant yellow, vibrant […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frozen North Carolina Waterfalls

Frozen North Carolina Waterfalls

There is a scenic loop drive that we take sometimes from Glenville to Cashiers, then we take highway 64 to Highlands and down the Cullasaja Gorge road. From there we either go on to Franklin or head back home through Walnut Creek Road. We expected the icicles and frozen North Carolina waterfalls to be spectacular […]

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 […]