Hiking

  • Hike More Adventures

    Hike More Adventures

    Outdoor Adventure Guide Service offering trips into and around the Linville Gorge near Morganton. Guided adventures, wilderness survival classes and photography classes. All trips include meals and

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  • North Carolina Birding Trail

    North Carolina Birding Trail

    The N.C. Birding Trail has 4 specific viewing sites in Burke County: Lake James State Park, South Mountain State Park, Catawba River Greenway Trail, and the South Mountain Game Lands.

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  • Pisgah National Forest

    Pisgah National Forest

    The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater

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  • CBS Sports

    CBS Sports

    CBS Sports has the gear you need from the top name brands and the best prices around.

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  • Shinny Creek Loop Trail

    Shinny Creek Loop Trail

    This is a great hike to experience the diversity found in South Mountain State Park! 7.3 miles round trip. You’ll start down low on old logging roads, then explore a dry mountain ridge, and

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  • Chestnut Knob Trail

    Chestnut Knob Trail

    Steep wooded trail with views of High Shoals Falls and extraordinary mountain views. Strenuous climb reaching 900 ft. Four miles round trip. (Lat:35.60106 Lon:-81.63342) Pick up a map at the ranger

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  • Babel Tower Trail

    Babel Tower Trail

    Scenic views, wildflowers, and rugged beauty. Babel Tower Trail is a tough hike – dropping steeply down into the Linville Gorge. You’ll think you’ve hiked 10 miles before you get

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  • Upper Creek Falls

    Upper Creek Falls

    Upper Creek Falls in Burke County, NC is deserving of a more exciting name. It's made up of a series of falls and cascades, with the largest one listed as 50 feet.

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  • Table Rock Mountain

    Table Rock Mountain

    Both a quiet place to ponder and a challenging place to climb, Table Rock Mountain has something for everyone.

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  • South Mountains State Park

    South Mountains State Park

    The largest state park in North Carolina with more than 40 miles of trails and an 18-mile mountain bike loop. Elevations up to 3,000 feet and an 80-foot waterfall provide excellent views.

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  • Pisgah National Forest

    Pisgah National Forest

    The boundaries of the Pisgah National Forest cover almost a third of Burke County and includes Linville Gorge.

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  • Mount Mitchell State Park

    Mount Mitchell State Park

    The highest point east of the Mississippi River. Mount Mitchell rises more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds.

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  • Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

    Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

    Some of western North Carolina’s most remarkable landmarks reside in the gorge, including Linville Falls, Table Rock Mountain, Shortoff and Hawksbill Mountains, the Chimneys and Sitting Bear.

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  • Lake James State Park

    Lake James State Park

    Just 20 minutes from Downtown Morganton on NC Hwy 126 is the main entrance of the Lake James State Park. Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge, Lake James includes 6,510 surface

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  • Lake James

    Lake James

    At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient

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  • Grandfather Mountain

    Grandfather Mountain

    Within an hour's drive of Morganton is the world famous Grandfather Mountain. Amazing scenery. Bountiful wildlife. Trails and picnic facilities.

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