Author: Travel Bugged

Bakers Mountain Park, Catawba County NC
Hikes, North Carolina, Travel

Reach to the Highest Elevation in Catawba County by Following This Trail

Located on 6680 Bakers Mountain Road in Hickory, North Carolina, Bakers Mountain Park offers something for everyone. Over six miles of walking, hiking and running trails have been cleared along the 189 acres of mature chestnut oak forest, wetlands and streams running through. The trails offer a level of difficulty for every liking depending on which one you choose to […]

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road Danbury, NC 27016
Blue Ridge, Hikes, North Carolina, Travel, Waterfalls

“The Mountains Away from the Mountains” are a Must if Visiting North Carolina

A beautiful well kept secret awaits you just outside Danbury, North Carolina. Remnants of a once-mighty range of peaks, the Sauratown Mountains range, rises from 1,700 feet to more than 2,500 feet in elevation and stands even taller while surrounded by the valley and countryside. Here among these ancient mountains which have been bitten down by wind, water and other […]

Boone Fork Trail, Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
Travel

Waterfalls Galore at This Little Known Trail in The Blue Ridge Mountains

Among the oldest in the world, the Blue Ridge Mountains Range is second to only South Africa’s Barberton greenstone belt.  The range was created by the uplifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates 1.1 billion to 250 million years ago. It extends from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, through parts of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, to Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia. The 615 […]

Cascade Falls, "The Cascades", Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, North Carolina, E. B. Jeffress Park
Travel

Take this Easy Rhododendron Filled Trail to a Waterfall on the Blue Ridge Parkway

You might know the Blue Ridge Parkway as a National Parkway and an “All-American Road”, noted for its scenic beauty and stunning vistas behind every turn. Did you know however that there are more than twenty waterfalls that you can hike to while on the Parkway? And these are just the ones that are highly popularized and heavily visited. From […]

fonta flora county park, burke county, nc, fonta flora trail loop, glen alpine, fonta flora state trail, lake james, nc
Travel

The Fonta Flora Trail is One of the North Carolina’s Best Kept Secrets

The settlement of Fonta Flora was flooded in 1916 by Duke Energy to create Lake James In Nebo, North Carolina and was discovered by a scuba diving team many decades later. Making a deal with NCDPR to sell undeveloped land around Lake James for an expansion of Lake James State Park, Duke Energy’s Crescent Resources offered trail easements for the […]

Stone Mountain State Park NC, Elkin, Roaring Gap
Travel

Follow a Staircase to Jaw-Dropping Views at Stone Mountain State Park

Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, Stone Mountain State Park offers more than eighteen miles of trails, matched by more than twenty miles of designated trout waters that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. Majestic views of the Yadkin Valley and Pilot Mountain can be seen from the distance atop the stone summit. Stone Mountain State Park offers ample […]