Forney Ridge and Noland Divide Loop Trail is a 18.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Solola Valley, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Clingmans Dome Road is closed Dec 1 - Mar 31. The first 1.8 miles of this hike are extremely popular, especially in June when the azaleas bloom. You must make at least one crossing of Noland Creek without a foot log or bridge. Count on it being a wade - after heavy rains it can be dangerous or impassable.