The Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the best hiking in the entire country. Not only can you escape the crowds you may find in other states, like Utah or Colorado, but the incredible viewpoints, scenery, vistas, and wildlife make it seem like you are in the best of the best — because you are! Coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains provides nature lovers with an escape that won’t break the bank. Feel like you are in the forests of Germany or the peaks of Switzerland, all while still being only a little bit from your home. Plus, with dozens of Blue Ridge Mountains, NC cabins in the surrounding area, there really is nowhere better to wind down, relax, and have a stress-free vacation with your friends or family.
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Cabins In Blue Ridge Mountains NC
If you are staying in a quaint and cozy cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC with amazing views right from your window, then you NEED to go hiking! There is no better place to get outside in nature, de-stress, and relax after a long week — or month – at work or school. Let’s check out the best trails in the local area that range from easy strolls to lung-busting peak climbs with your most athletic friends.
Mount Pisgah Hiking Trail
One of the most popular trails in the entire Blue Ridge Mountains is the Mount Pisgah Trail that is located just a few minutes’ drive south of Asheville. This hiking trail is one of the best in the entire area due to its unobstructed 360-degree views of the surrounding trees, mountains, and hills. You can head to the top in just 2.3 miles to see the trees changing color in the fall or gaze at the bright sunshine in the summertime. Head here and bring a few snacks to have at the top of the observation deck to make a full afternoon of your hike!
Crabtree Falls Hiking Trail
Another great hike for you and those who are beginner hikers is Crabtree Falls. This hike only takes around 2-3 hours to complete if you are taking your time, so you can saunter along, take in the views, and enjoy the solitude. Plus, at the end of the hike, you can marvel at the 60-foot waterfall and take a dip in the ice-cold water!
Another waterfall favorite is Linville Falls, a great hike that is only 1.6 miles round trip, making it the perfect few-hour getaway for those who have small children. We love heading here and first going to Erwin’s View Trail, taking you up gently and providing you with an amazing viewpoint of the Upper Falls, Chimney View, and Erwin’s View Overlook at an astonishing 3,000+ feet high in the air.
Craggy Pinnacle and Gardens Hiking Trails
We also love challenging ourselves and going on the Craggy Pinnacle and Gardens Trail! These trails are short, but they bring you to high viewpoints that are amazing. Take the short hike of just 1.4 miles with your kids or older folks to introduce them to hiking, or have a relaxing afternoon walk. You can also go to the Craggy Pinnacle Trail for a little bit of a harder challenge, but one that rewards you with scenic overlooks, vistas, and wildlife along the way.
Graveyard Fields Hiking Trail
Don’t be scared by the name! This fun hiking trail offers a great loop that is perfect for those who want to go on trail running, show their kids the local wildlife, or dip their feet into the flowing rivers, waterfalls, or raging streams in the nearby area.
Boone Fork Trail
Last but not least, the Boone Fork Trail is a moderate trail that is 5.5 miles long and perfect for those who want to also explore Boone and Blowing Rock. We recommend combining this hiking trail with a full day out to one of the nearby towns to grab some lunch and have a cup of coffee in the morning! Complete this trail and then jump into the ice-cold water at the 25-foot waterfall at the end of the trail called Boone Fork Falls. What better way can you spend an afternoon!
Accommodation in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Are you looking to get away from the stress and noise of the city? Maybe you are having a hard time at work or school in recent weeks. If so, we recommend looking at one of the many Blue Ridge Mountains, NC cabins that offer amazing mountain views, modern amenities, cozy furnishings, and plush bedrooms. You can choose from a wide variety of rentals, ranging from couple’s suites to 4- to 5-bedroom homes with multiple bedrooms, flat-screen TVs, cozy couches, and stainless steel kitchen appliances.