The mountains here in North Carolina are too gorgeous right now to NOT be outside. One of the most popular questions here at the Asheville Cabins office is “where should I hike?” Its a good question; if this area is known for anything, it’s for having some of the most stunning hikes on the east coast. You have the Blue Ridge Mountains tracing the clouds with ridge lines that seem designed by an artist, and waterfalls that break up the quiet of the woods in a spectacular way. It’s a photo opportunity that shouldn’t be missed, and here are some spots to grab the best shots.
Craggy Pinnacle Trail is a 1.5 mile roundtrip hike that offers exceptional panoramic views. Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 364 for the parking area, and be prepared to take LOTS of photos.
Mt. Mitchell boasts the honor of being the highest peak in mainland Eastern North America. At an elevation of 6,683 feet, there’s no shortage of gorgeous views. Be prepared though, at that altitude the temperature drops significantly, so bring a coat! Only a hour and half drive from our location.
Only 50 minutes from our cabins, explore multiple waterfalls all a short hike of each other. Triple Falls offers the grandeur of waterfalls with a non-strenuous hike to visit each one. You’ll love the beauty of the falls right now – in warmer months you can even relax in the cool pool at the bottom of the smaller falls. The ease of these hikes, and the proximity to our cabins make them a standout!
Under a hour and half drive away, this view is a local favorite. There are two different loops to hike, both easy. One is 1.4 miles, and offers a beautiful view from the summit, while the longer 2.4 loop circles the summit of the mountain. The views are outstanding at the summit, so don’t forget your camera and a snack!
Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds has 25 luxury cabins on 40-acres. With wood-burning fireplaces, and hot tubs, you have a relaxing getaway within a 15 minute drive of the events and activities in downtown Asheville. Give us a call at (800)235-2474 to find out more about our cabins and seasonal specials.