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White Rock Cliff

Leonard Adkins

This 13-mile, two-state circuit offers great vistas, some steep climbs and nice campsites for a weekend outing. more

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Leonard M. and Laurie M. Adkins

The three options to explore north Georgia’s 1,200-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge offer every walker a chance to experience the drama of the falls. more

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Leonard & Laurie Adkins

With surprises ranging from a collection of bonsai trees to delicious lunch fare, the Asheville destination is pure pleasure. more

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Leonard and Laurie Adkins

Downtown Sevierville and the adjoining West Prong Greenway make for a walk that has ample connections to the town’s favorite daughter, along with many other treats. more

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Leonard Adkins

The little North Carolina town is one of the Appalachian Trail’s most-fun walk-through towns. And just beyond: A great viewpoint. more

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Leonard Adkins

This pleasant, flat walk combines out-in-the-woods with right-next-to town. more

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Leonard Adkins

The flat 9.6-mile rail-trail moves through contexts from urban to wooded, and is wonderfully customizable for distance and experience. more

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Leonard Adkins

This easy walk to the park’s signature formation is expandable in many ways, including walks by other formations and past the park’s restaurant and lodge. more

Country Roads

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Leonard Adkins

Don’t have half a year to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail? Consider these shorter and distinctive alternatives, able to be hiked in full in a week to a month or so. more

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This nine-mile hike includes a section about half that long that offers a serious aerobic challenge. more

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The 12.4-mile North Georgia loop hike contains as much history as it does beauty. more

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The 77-mile trek can be even more fun when you do it in day hikes, and when your fellow hiker is the executive director of the Foothills Trail Conference. more

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The southwestern corner of the West Virginia wilderness offers much in the way of wild animals, including black bear in a no-hunting area. more

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This easy six-mile North Carolina walk not only has the Pisgah Inn nearby, but also a nice campsite at the halfway point—an inviting spot for a first-time backpacker to spend the night. more

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Leonard Adkins

Combine a walk to the farm with a trek over Harkening Hill and you have a 3.9-mile walk full of history and discovery. more

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Leonard Adkins

The great hike near Johnson City, Tennessee features great views and several side trails. But beware the rogue grouse that attacked this hiker. more

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Leonard Adkins

The North Carolina development —highest town east of the Mississippi—has about 30 miles of trails. more

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Leonard Adkins

The popular Blackwater Falls State Park has another falls. Here’s a 5.5-mile circuit to include this little-visited spot. more

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Longtime readers of Blue Ridge Country know that Frederick is one of my favorite Maryland cities. It’s one of the most viable and vibrant in the state and there are many reasons why. more

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Some of these gatherings also offer great hikes. more

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This found hike woke up the veteran distance hiker’s eyes and senses to the beauties around him. more

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