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Pier on Lake Dense in Dupont ForestFishing

The North Carolina Mountains streams are known for some of the best trout fishing. Serious fly fishers will like the smaller, lesser-known spots such as Pantertown Creek, Chattanooga River, Whitewater River, and Tanasee Creek.

Other areas for trout fishing are: Davidson River, East Fork of the French Broad, West Fork of the French Broad, North Fork of the French Broad, West Fork of the Pigeon, and Mills River.

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Golf club and ball golfing in Western NC.

 Golf

1) Connestee Falls, a beautiful 18-hole golf course, playable the year around. Golf course architect George W. Cobb created this challenging 6,000 yard, par 72 course.

2) Etowah Valley Golf Course Three nine hole courses allow you to play a variety of 18 hole combinations with 4 tee positions.

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Hiking Trail in Dupont Forest. Hiking - Dupont State Forest

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Dupont State Recreational Forest covers an area of 10,400 acres and is located about half-way between Hendersonville and Brevard. Dupont State Forest has almost 90 miles of recreational trails traveling to waterfalls, pristine lakes, and other attractions such as a covered bridge over High Falls. Some of the best hiking and running trails are in Dupont State Forest.

Other areas for hiking are Pisgah Forest, Gorges State Park, Bent Creek, Mills River and Davidson River.

For more hiking trails in Western NC: http://www.hikewnc.info/besthikes/waterfalls/

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Hiking Trail in Pisgah Forest.

Hiking - Pisgah Forest

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There are thousands of miles of hiking trails in NC waiting for you to explore. In Transylvania County you can choose from an astonishing number of spectacular trails in Pisgah National Forest.

The Pisgah National Forest covers over 500,000 acres of forest land across the central mountains of Western North Carolina.

There are hiking trails for all skill levels. For the hiking experts there are challenging, rugged trails with steep ascents and breathtaking views. There are also easy hiking trails for families with small children. Many trails lead to beautiful waterfalls and specticular mountain vista overlooks.

For more hiking trails in Western NC: http://www.hikewnc.info/besthikes/waterfalls/

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Two females horseback riding in Dupont Forest. Horsebacking Riding

Horseback riding is a popular activity in the North Carolina mountains. There are many place to ride such as Dupont Forest and Pisgah Forest. Another location for riding is on Biltmore Estates.

What better way to enjoy the beautiful mountain trails and panoramic views of the mountains than horseback riding.

There are many stables where you can rent a horse -- or you can bring your own. You can also spend the day horseback riding with a guided tour group. Many local horse stables also provide riding instructions for the inexperienced rider.

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Person mountian biking in Dupont Forest. Mountain Biking

The mountains of Western North Carolina provide some of the best mountain biking trails to be found anywhere in the United States.

Dupont State Forest with 10,400 acres offers mountain bikers nearly 90 miles of varied trails ranging from easy to challenging; from easy forest roads to exciting single track. Riders can enjoy the scenic views and waterfalls while biking on the trails.

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Whiteside Mountain between Cashiers & Highlands, NC. Mountain Climbing

The mountains of Western North Carolina offer a wealth of climbing opportunities. Rock cliffs, outcroppings, and slopes are in abundance and each year many professional and amateur climbers visit our area to test their skills -- and risk their lives.

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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock

Highway 276
Pisgah ForestNC  28768 
(828) 877-3350

Hours:
10:00a - 6:00p, during season

Sliding Rock is located in the PIsgah National Forest near Brevard. Sliding Rock is approximately 7.5 miles from the junction of US Hwy 64 and 276. Sliding Rock will be on your left. You will go pass Looking Glass Falls on the right. Take a plunge down the 60 foot slippery cascade into the 50-60 degree, 7 foot deep pool.

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People in kayak on Nantahala River at NOC in Western NC. Water Sports

Whether you enjoy rafting, boating, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or swimming -- Brevard is the place to be. You can go water sliding at Sliding Rock. You can go swimming at Hooker Falls, Lake Dense, and Fawn Lake in Dupont Forest. You can go tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or rafting down the French Board River or Davidson River.

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