This Hike Takes You To A Place North Carolina’s First Residents Left Behind
The Tar Heel State is awash with recent historical sites dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. However, it’s a little more rare to find a site dating back to the Woodland period of North American pre-Columbian culture (dating from as early as 8000 BC up to as recent at 1600 CE). But take a short little hike down a path in what used to be a corn field not far from Sylva, and discover for yourself an astounding petroglyph left behind by the first residents of our fair lands.
The address for Judaculla Rock is 552 Judaculla Rock Rd., Cullowhee, NC 28723. The site is owned by Jackson County and is accessible free of charge seven days a week from dawn to dusk.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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