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These 15 Epic Hiking Spots In North Carolina Are Out Of This World

As the famous Robert Frost saying goes, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ” If that doesn’t encourage you to take one of these unique, Western NC hikes, I don’t know what will! Unleash your inner-adventurer this spring with these fifteen daring hikes ordered from most difficult-easiest.

And what do we get with the road less-traveled? Well, some killer glutes, breathtaking pictures, and a rekindled adventurous spirit. Which one will be your first hike this spring?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on