Journey to delightful trails, inspiring overlooks and refreshing swimming holes in the Appalachian range.
In June, the U.S. Department of the Interior celebrated National Trails Day by designating 10 trails as National Recreation Trails, including five in Appalachia.
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.
Exploring the old-growth forest at Albright Grove.
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.
Breathtaking vistas for hikers and a variety of routes for climbers at Virginia's Hidden Rocks.
This South Carolina state park boasts a 100-foot waterfall, a wide variety of wildflowers and more.
The network of trails at Tennessee's largest city park allows hikers of any skill level to design an outing to suit them.
An 8.3-mile hike to the top of Shining Rock is perhaps the most scenic portion of the 30-mile Art Loeb Trail.
Here, we outline some of the best overlooks, hikes and historic sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway.