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Recreation - Mountain Sports and Trails
Mountain sports enthusiasts will love Weaverville’s easy access to the countless hiking trails throughout the Blue Ridge, Black, and Great Smoky Mountains. Take a short drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi, and the beautiful Craggy Gardens, a historic mountain-top meadow covered with rhododendrons and mountain laurel. Trails rated from easy walks to strenuous all-day hikes abound: Graveyard Fields, the Appalachian Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and numerous other loops and distance hikes will bring out your inner hiker.
Graveyard Fields Trail
Hike the scenic – and “easy” rated – Graveyard Fields Trail and enjoy the streams and waterfalls, and abundant wild blueberries in the fall. Accessible by the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 418.8. Distance: 3.2 miles. Attractions and Considerations: This is a popular family hike because of its beauty and ease. A map at the parking area shows the Graveyard Fields trail system.
Enjoy guided llama trekking through the Great Smoky Mountains without carrying a backpack! Let a gentle and well-trained Llama Trekking Team do all the work as you enjoy a safe, authentic and rewarding wilderness hiking experience.
Mountain Biking & Road Biking
The winding Blue Ridge Parkway, the Tsali Trail, and the many NC Scenic Byways offer cyclists countless opportunities for casual family bicycle outings or strenuous mountain biking.
North Carolina has an abundance of amazing rock climbing areas and draws climbers from beginners to experts to its rock faces year round. A scenic drive to the Great Smoky Mountains and Pisgah National Forest will bring you to routes for all levels at the Looking Glass, Cedar Rock, and Whitesides climbing areas.
Fowler Farms Sporting Clays
Penland & Sons
Sandy Bottom Trail Rides