Information about Trails, Flowers, Hunting, Equipment, Guide Books and Other Resources

See the Following Pages for More Information About Hiking in WNC

General Hike Information – information on typical trail conditions, notes about the trail statistics and ratings used on this site, information on trail navigation and hazards.

Flower Guide – introduction to the flowering bushes and trail flowers found on WNC trails including photo galleries and links to additional resources.

Hunting Seasons – information about hunting seasons in WNC and hiking in hunting areas.

Equipment Tips – information about appropriate clothing and equipment for hiking in this region including trekking poles, footwear, traction aids, snake protection and photography.

Information Sources – lists of guide books, sources for maps and links to important sites for information on trail access closures.