Western North Carolina
View of Looking Glass Rock from the Blue Ridge Parkway- Pisgah National Forest
Western North Carolina Hiking Trails
Western North Carolina offers some of the most beautiful scenery on the Southeast; it is no wonder so many people visit this area every year. There are several small towns that offer lodging, camping, restaurants, and shopping. The best way to tour Western North Carolina is to take US 64 from Tennessee. Along the way, Cullasaja Gorge and Dry Falls will offer plenty of photo opportunities. Don't forget to stop and shop a little at Highlands - a favorite tourist destination. Continue on thru several other small towns until you come to Brevard. In Brevard, Pisgah National Forest beckons the hiker to try one of its several trails. Just east of Brevard lies Dupont State Forest. It holds several waterfalls within and many hiking trails to explore. Continuing on to NC280, will led you to the city of Asheville, which is location to the Biltmore Estate, America's largest home.
While visiting Western North Carolina, don't forget to visit North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway. There are several roads that connect to US 64 that head to the parkway. It offers many places to take beautiful photographs, plenty of hiking trails, and even its own attractions such as the Orchard at Altapass and the Blue Ridge Parkway's Folk Art Center.