The Best Hikes to Historic Sites
Western North Carolina is dotted with interesting and varied historic sites, many of which lie on public lands.
Here are the best hikes take you to areas of particular historic interest.
You may find artifacts, ruins, historic markers, or other signs to indicate areas with a notable connection to their past.
Each hike has its own printable guide page with all the information and links, including (where available):
- directions to the starting point
- elevation change
- a map
- photos from along the way, and
- a detailed description and trail directions.
Here are the hikes, organized roughly from easiest to hardest.