The new hiking map showcases some of the best outdoor tourism attractions, activities and scenic views that Western North Carolina has to offer. Some of the more popular destinations include Richland Balsam along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is the highest point in the area with an elevation of over 6,400 feet, the 2.5 mile round-trip hike up to Waterrock Knob with breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains, and Whiteside Mountain which features the highest vertical drop of 750 feet in the Eastern U.S. Another stunning option are the waterfalls of Cashiers Sliding Rock, Silver Run Falls, and Whitewater Falls, the highest waterfall in the eastern United States.
You can access the map online (access waterfalls or biking/hiking/golf/watersports) or pick up a copy at the Dillsboro Visitor Center or the Jackson County Visitor Center. The map is also available at many area retail shops, restaurants, and accommodations, as well as the Smoky Mountain Host Visitor Center, Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel, any state visitor center or town chamber office.
Fall into the outdoors this fall and enjoy the lofty peaks, rushing water, stunning scenery, and timeless charm of Western North Carolina's Jackson County.