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3,077 mi 4,952 km of trail 95 Runs

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Gems in West and Mountains - 21

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gem Favorite Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.

Clingmans Dome

(87) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Enjoy expansive views across the valley to Looking Glass Rock.

John Rock

(20) Brevard, NC
gem Favorite Andrews Bald.

Andrews Bald

(19) Bryson…, NC
gem Favorite The breathtaking sight of Linville Gorge from Shortoff Mountain.

Shortoff Mountain View

(11) Glen Al…, NC
gem Favorite Linville Gorge Wilderness Area as seen from the peak of Table Rock Mountain.

Table Rock Summit

(13) Spruce…, NC
gem Favorite Watching a mixture of fog and clouds dissipate as the sun rises above Linville Gorge. Those rolling clouds get misty - bring a rain jacket!

Big Flat Rock Overlook / Campsite

(8) Spruce…, NC
gem Favorite Rays and ridges from Waterrock Knob. Photo by Robert Stephens.

Waterrock Knob

(7) Maggie…, NC
gem Favorite Wild Turkey, Cataloochie  Great Smokey National Park

Cataloochee Valley Wildlife Viewpoint

(11) Cove Creek, NC

Runs in West and Mountains - 96

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Favorite Tablerock Mountain (to the right) from Shortoff Mountain.
Difficult

Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop

21.9 mi 35.2 km • Loop • 4,723 ft Ascent 1439.6 m Ascent

(52) Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Afternoon sun streaming through the trees on the Crest Trail.
Difficult

Mount Mitchell - Black Mountain Crest Trail #179

12.1 mi 19.5 km • Point to Point • 5,010 ft Ascent 1526.98 m Ascent

(49) Burnsville, NC
Favorite Pilot Mountain on the Art Loeb Trail
Difficult

Art Loeb Trail

31.1 mi 50.1 km • Point to Point • 7,578 ft Ascent 2309.92 m Ascent

(42) Brevard, NC
Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Sterling Loop (Big Creek / Baxter Creek)

17.7 mi 28.6 km • Loop • 4,234 ft Ascent 1290.45 m Ascent

(39) Cove Creek, NC
Favorite Andrews Bald.
Intermediate

Andrews Bald Out and Back

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 806 ft Ascent 245.82 m Ascent

(40) Bryson…, NC
Favorite Enjoy expansive views across the valley to Looking Glass Rock.
Intermediate

John Rock Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km • Point to Point • 975 ft Ascent 297.1 m Ascent

(33) Brevard, NC
Favorite View from the Mt. Mitchell summit.
Difficult

Mount Mitchell

11.7 mi 18.8 km • Out and Back • 3,651 ft Ascent 1112.72 m Ascent

(29) Black M…, NC
Favorite Max Patch with awesome Sun rays.
Easy/Intermediate

Max Patch Short Loop

1.5 mi 2.4 km • Loop • 242 ft Ascent 73.7 m Ascent

(22) Marshall, NC

Trails in West and Mountains - 857

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1Boone Fork Trail
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.7 km Blowing Rock, NC 48 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Clingmans Dome Trail
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Bryson City, NC 50 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Looking Glass Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Brevard, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Brevard, NC 33 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #4Profile Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Banner Elk, NC 26 
7.7 mi 12.4 km #5Shortoff Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.4 km Glen Alpine, NC 16 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Woody Ridge Trail (177)
Extremely Difficult
Burnsville, NC
Extremely Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Burnsville, NC 17 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Grandfather Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Linville, NC 16 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Hawksbill Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Spruce Pine, NC 12 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #9Flat Top Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Blowing Rock, NC 21 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #10Whiteside Mountain
Intermediate
Cullowhee, NC
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Cullowhee, NC 16 
102.3 mi 164.7 km #11AT: Smoky Mountain Hiking Club (TN/NC)
Intermediate/Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
102.3 mi 164.7 km Robbinsville, NC 13 
15.6 mi 25.1 km #12Hazel Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
15.6 mi 25.1 km Robbinsville, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Table Rock Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Spruce Pine, NC 11 
7.6 mi 12.2 km #14Weed Patch Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Lure, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
7.6 mi 12.2 km Lake Lure, NC
6.6 mi 10.6 km #15Baxter Creek Trail
Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Cove Creek, NC 13 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #16Colbert Ridge Trail
Difficult
Burnsville, NC
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Burnsville, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km #17Mount Pisgah Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mills River, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mills River, NC 24 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #18Holly Springs Trail #273
Intermediate/Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Glen Alpine, NC
1.7 mi 2.8 km #19Big Lost Cove Cliffs Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Linville, NC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #20Lower Pond Creek Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Banner Elk, NC

Photos of West and Mountains - 993

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Afternoon sun streaming through the trees on the Crest Trail.
Apr 26, 2017 near Burnsville, NC
Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
Mouse Creek Falls © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
Rays and ridges from Waterrock Knob. Photo by Robert Stephens.
Mar 24, 2016 near Maggie…, NC
Running along the crest of the Black Mountains of NC.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC
Midnight Hole © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
The summit of Blue Ridge Pinnacle looks out over the Craggies and Graybeard.
Jan 24, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Morning glory on the Black Mountain Crest Trail.
Jan 17, 2016 near Burnsville, NC

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