O U R F A V O R I T E H I K E S
Green Knob Trail: 2.3 mi, loop
Rough Ridge: 1.2 mi, loop
Hop on the Tanawha Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway for amazing views atop Rough Ridge. The hike is 1.2 miles round trip starting at the Rough Ridge parking area. Hike through soggy evergreen forests and up stone steps to wonderful views of Grandfather and Mount Mitchell. The boardwalk is built to protect fragile vegetation. This short hike is an absolute must-do in the High Country. It is not strenuous, but be careful on the rocks!
Rich Mountain Carriage Trail: 6.2 mi, out & back
The carriage trails in Moses Cone are great for family hikes and those who appreciate a wide, gravel trail that’s easy to navigate. This beauty winds up the hillside through pastures and the forest, and includes views alongside Trout Lake. The hike is about 6.2 miles and summits at the top of Rich Mountain featuring a grassy knob perfect for picnics. It’s a peaceful, quiet trail. Watch out for cow pies!
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