Mountain Waters Scenic Byway: Highlands to the Nantahala River Gorge is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, NC that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and scenic driving and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I cannot possibly describe it.. it is just beautiful!! the whole area and small trails, I think you can hike here your entire life and find a new trail and something gorgeous waiting for you. They were all easy trails... I am out of shape for my standard and yet I did 20 miles in one breath.
This area is beautiful and so much to do from scenery to whitewater to hiking. I will be back.
Nice drive through the forest and by rivers and lakes.