The Bottom Creek Gorge Preserve in Montgomery County, Va., contains more than 5 miles of trails and the second-highest waterfall in the state.
A hike through Cloudland Canyon State Park reveals spectacular views of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.
On this classic Western North Carolina hike, hikers can see a fantastic view of the cliffside profile for which Grandfather Mountain is named.
Kentucky’s Harlan County, perhaps best known for its mining history, is also home to a wonderful old-growth forest preserve with several hiking trails.
Roughly 12 miles of trails await hikers and bikers at this park in Bristol, Va.
Appalachian Voices’ Jamie Goodman recounts the joys of a winter hike and the magic of the season. She also shares thoughts from others about the perks of braving the cold and setting out on the trail.
This roughly 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia and gives hikers a taste of the wild.
Here, we outline a multitude of gorgeous spots off the beaten path in our national forests.