kid friendly


wild flowers


nature trips

trail running

dogs on leash

mountain biking





dog friendly

road biking


horseback riding


wheelchair friendly

no dogs

scenic driving


fly fishing

whitewater kayaking

sea kayaking


rock climbing



trail locations for North Carolina

great little hostel in town after a good bit of decently easy trail. Highly recommend checking out Gooder Grove hostel in Franklin North Carolina if in town.

Very enjoyable hike with delightful setting and views at the top. Some of the log bridges were unsteady as was the only handrail we came across. I recorded most of it but haven't found the map to add here.

quick easy hike with full 360 view

mountain biking
2 days ago

Great place to ride or run! I've been going out there before the WWC opened and always enjoy it!

I'm bummed..I downloaded this app all excited and the directions take me to an area that is definitely NOT Old Fort.. :(

mountain biking
3 days ago

Great MTB track. A little bit tough as very rooty, but excellent for training. Get assured about direction of trail as sometimes it could be challenging.

mountain biking
3 days ago

It is an easy green way to ride with the bike. Great for family and keep muscles hot away from cars.

Small but steep. Will be worth the effort. Few people know this, but this is one of the perfect location for Star Gazing in the night. We went there at around 1:00 AM in the night. It was worth it, with minimum light pollution the eye of the Milky-way was visible to the naked eye.


An easy hike with our 8 kids ages 16-2. The water fall was less than inspiring in comparison to other local NC waterfalls. Read the other reviews for directions. Also this isn't a complete trail loop. the last 500 yards or so are on the road.

3 days ago

the second mile going up is more difficult than the first but the view is worth it all

The only views were on the return side of the loop. It was really foggy and wet but still easy to navigate. Not a bad hike but was wanting more

Beautiful and breathtaking views the entire trail. The trail is very short but very steep in some spots.

This trail starts at the end of Shumont Road in Black Mountain, NC. This is not the trail at Shumont Estates near Rumbling Bald Resort. At the end of Shumont Road, park on the right side, and go on foot across the road to the trail on the left. Apple wagon Road is provate, but he fork to the right takes you to state park trails. Go around two gates (second one is a state park gate) and go to the top of the fork. Go left to the rock outcroppings (.2 miles, and an incredible view!) or take the right fork for a more wooded and longer hiking trail. Enjoy-watch for bears in late summer.

Beautiful view at the top, well worth the hike.