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  • Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Hikes

    Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Hikes

    Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) invites hikers of all skill levels to help celebrate the trail’s 42nd birthday September 6-8. Join one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the state! From Cherokee to Nags Head, … ContinuedRead More »
  • Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail … ContinuedRead More »
  • Peaks and Gorges

    Peaks and Gorges

    The Blowing Rock is a rock formation that juts out over the John’s River Gorge at about 4000 feet above sea level. The views of the gorge and the Pisgah Forest are immense and breathtaking. The Blowing Rock is so … ContinuedRead More »
  • Area Hiking Trails

    Area Hiking Trails

    Adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect place to begin your hiking adventure. Also nearby is Grandfather Mountain, the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and … ContinuedRead More »