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Old 04-28-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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Greetings. We are looking for some kid friendly hikes (maybe to a waterfall?) to do in May. We will be staying in Black Mountain but willing to drive for a good one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Please keep in mind that while I consider my boys tough, it is the attention spans! Any other "must-do's" when in the area would be also help, especially of the outdoor nature.

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Old 04-28-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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Take a look at HikeWNC.info for all sorts of good stuff on area hiking. The even have a page of waterfall hikes. One of my family's favorite spots is Graveyard Fields, which is an easy hike to shorten if attention spans run out (plus lots of good wading if it's a warm day). It's South of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a little beyond Mount Pisgah (which is also a good family hike). Good luck! May's a great month to visit.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Chimney Rock State Park - Around 30 minutes from Black Mountain.

Chimney Rock Park | North Carolina hiking trails with incredible mountain views
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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Try Toms Creek in Marion...just did that with my 2 young kids and WOW! Be sure to cross over the water and go downstream about 25 feet turn right and you'll see an old mica mine...very cool. Of course, there's lotsa neat hikes in Montreat, go to their gift shop for a good map. Robert Lake park in Montreat is great too...if its warm, let the kids swim in the creek. Take them fishing at Lake Towmahawk. Catawba Falls in Old Fort is beautiful too, may be a little long hike for little ones. There's a ton to do with kids in Black Mountain.
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