15 49.0138 8.38624 arrow 0 both 1 4000 1 0 horizontal https://raisingkidswild.com 300 4000 -
Category / Hikes

Wildcat Rock Trail

One of the more challenging (but I promise, fun) hikes for kids is the Wild Cat Rock Trail in Gerton. Beautifully maintained by Conserving Carolina, this strenuous, out-and-back, uphill hike includes a private fruit orchard, stream-crossing, rock climbing, and vista views–not for the faint of heart, we finally completed this trail (after a few proper...

Hiking Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Another weekend, another hike…but with friends! We met at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. As a poet immersed in American culture, it’s no wonder there is so much to do here in one day.  We had explored, peaked, and hiked, historic and nature-filled terrain. There’s even a TRACK trail for anyone wanting to...

Elk Vewing and More at Cataloochee Valley

We still feel like tourists even though it’s been almost a year since we’ve moved here and I imagine we will feel like this a while.  A few weeks ago we explored Cataloochee Valley where the Elk roam about the meadows during the “rut” or mating season. The valley was an old mountain settlement nestled in the...