Western North Carolina Area Information
This section contains general area information, which you may find useful when hiking or planning your hikes. Please read the General Hiking Considerations before embarking on any hike in the area for the first time.
Information about hiking in general: things to consider, things to bring, things to wear, and what to expect while on the trail.
Information on area businesses with Hiking supplies.
Information about places to stay within Western NC.
Information on different ones around the area as well as national and international ones.
Information on the local level, including what to expect in the mountains' various microclimates.
Describes the mountains and the trails in general, what they're called, and why they make such a great place to hike.
Information and links to resources about the spectacular and diverse ecology of Western North Carolina and the Southern Appalachians.
Use this map to find WNC's roads, towns, National Forests and Parks, and places to hike. Link directly to trail information from the map.