Hiking, Biking, Waterfalls, & Ziplining

The Great Smoky Mountains offer a lot of great options for hiking, biking, waterfalls, and ziplines. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors of Western North Carolina and all of the fun activities that you can do here.

Bryson City Bicycles

Bryson City Bicycles

- Bike shop with both road and mountain bike rentals.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-1988
Tsali Cycles

Tsali Cycles

- Bicycle rentals and sales
Location: Bryson City, NC
Phone: 828-488-9010
Map of Tsali Recreation Area

Map of Tsali Recreation Area

Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
Tsali Recreation Area

Tsali Recreation Area

Thirty nine miles of trails well suited to mountain biking, hiking, and horse back riding. There are 4 loops with views of the Mountains, Fontana Lake, and old home sites. Lots of potential to see wild turkey, deer, and grouse.
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

- 88 miles of trails in NC. Explore the Nantahala, Cheoah Bald and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway

- "America`s Favorite Drive" starts in Cherokee. Beautiful mountain vistas, wildflowers, hiking, picnicking.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

- Hiking, beautiful vistas including Clingman`s Dome observation tower.
Deep Creek Trails and Waterfalls

Deep Creek Trails and Waterfalls

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Road to Nowhere

The Road to Nowhere

Unfinished road dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. Now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with hiking trails.
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nantahala Jeep Tours

Nantahala Jeep Tours

- 2 hour waterfalls tour in the Nantahala Gorge area.
Location: Bryson City, NC
Toll Free: 866-319-8870
Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Easily accessible WNC waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, & Highlands NC areas.
Location: Western North Carolina
Nantahala Outdoor Center Zip Line Adventure Park

Nantahala Outdoor Center Zip Line Adventure Park

Negotiate wobbling sky bridges, confusing spider webs, nerve-racking tight ropes and 13 additional obstacles on this 2-hour multi-stage challenge course
Location: Bryson City
Phone: 828.785.4851
Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour

Wildwater Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour

As the original zipline canopy tour in Western North Carolina, Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours offers 13 different zip lines and 8 bridges.
Location: Bryson City
Toll Free: 866.319.8870

Fire Mountain Trail System for Biking

This is a new trail system built by Trail Dynamics, sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It has excellent flow and most switchbacks are bermed to keep speed and momentum with super radius and curvatures. Most trails are easy to intermediate with one "Advanced" segment.
Location: Cherokee
Fire Mountain Trails Map

Fire Mountain Trails Map

Map of the Fire Mountain Trail System in Cherokee, NC.
Location: Cherokee, NC
The Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway

- Scenic 50 mile drive from Robbinsville NC to Tellico Plains TN. Leisurely drive with overlooks; highest elevation 5,400 ft.
Location: Tellico Plains, TN to Robbinsville, NC
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

One of the most impressive examples of old-growth forest left in the United States.