Simple Basics for Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Restrooms—Essentially none although many of the shelters have privies

Dogs—Permitted but be considerate of others

Cell Phones & other Technology—Do not disturb others, use earphones and talk so that others around you cannot hear

Do Not Litter—Pack “out” what you bring “in”

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Hiking Trails

Hiking in Madison County, NC

The Pisgah National Forest makes up nearly 1/4 of Madison County’s land and the Appalachian Trail runs through the county (and runs through the main street in the town of Hot Springs). Easy hiking on a former railroad bed which runs along the Laurel River to more challenging hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a myriad of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful vistas offered during every season. There are several other hikes that are described on the Appalachian Trail Access Points page of the website.

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Featured Businesses in Madison County

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

9800 Old US highway 25-70 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Mad County Brewing

45 North Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828-649-8600

Mad County Brewing

Toops Photojournalist Services

774 Wilson Cove Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3276

Toops Photojournalist Services

Zimmerman’s Berry Farm

2260 Revere Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 656-2056

Zimmerman’s Berry Farm

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

1459 Caney Fork Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-3464

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

133 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2489

Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

Walnut Creek Gallery

2970 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0568

Walnut Creek Gallery

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

578 Valley View Circle Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
(828) 689-4119

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Little Creek Cafe

11660 U.S. 23 Mars Hill, 28754
(828) 689-2307

Little Creek Cafe

Hot Springs Rafting Company

22 U.S. 25 Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754