Nantahala
National Forest

The Nantahala National Forest, established in 1920, is a national forest located in the American state of North Carolina. The word "Nantahala" is a Cherokee word meaning "Land of the Noonday Sun." The name is appropriate as, in some spots, the sun only reaches the floors of the deep gorges of the forest when high overhead at midday. The Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto explored the area in …
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This excellent loop, designated a National Recreation Trail, climbs to the top o…
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Rainbow Falls is one of the biggest and most scenic falls in the region. An exce…
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This is a large loop with a wide variety of main attractions. The trails will ta…
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This loop starts off easy and is mostly pleasant to navigate for the first 12 mi…
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This route covers Segment 2 of North Carolinas 1150-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail.…
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What makes this six mile loop so interesting is the diversity of terrain. There …
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The trail snakes along the coast of a lake through a portion of the Nantahala Na…
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