Pisgah National Forest Hiking

Saturday was as good a day as any to head up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and explore a new trail. I parked at the popular Looking Glass Overlook and headed across the road and right along the Mountains to Sea Trail, heading left when it intersected with Bridges Camp Gap. This trail eventually hits Big East Fork, where I headed right/ downstream of the East Fork of the Pigeon River.

The water was running enough to offer the dogs plenty of water and a few spots worth taking a dip. Plenty of shade added to intermittent thunder and a bit of rain kept the day relatively cool. Don't let the full parking lot deter you, most people head left at the start of the trail and head to a popular swimming hole.

I turned around after about an hour and a half, which was just in time to catch some real rain, but the trail is a lot of fun and quite uncrowded compared to nearby Graveyard Fields.

PNF Hiking Essential Gear List:

Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket

Prana Quinn Top
Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Shorts
Hiking Shoes or Boots
Darn Tough Socks
Pisgah Ranger District Map

Happy Trails!

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Looking Glass Outfitters
69 Hendersonville Hwy
isgah Forest, NC 28768

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