Hiking,  La Petite Chalet,  Little Switzerland

4 Great Family Hikes Near La Petite Chalet

One of the things that has helped to make La Petite Chalet one of the most popular accommodations Little Switzerland NC has to offer is its proximity to many of the fantastic hiking trails the surrounding area has to offer. The property is nestled in beautiful surroundings with breath-taking views of Catawba Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains making it the perfect base to explore some of the hiking opportunities outlined below.

1 – Grassy Creek Waterfall Trail

The Grassy Creek Waterfall Trail is a short hiking trail close to the centre of Little Switzerland. You can find it just off of Chesnut Grove Church Road and follow it all the way to Grassy Creek Falls. The 30-foot waterfall is actually located on private property, but the owners are more than happy for visitors to hike on the trail and enjoy a visit to the waterfall. Since it is a reasonably short trail, this one is a great option for families with younger children who might find a longer hike too challenging.

2 – Wiseman’s View

Wiseman’s View sits almost 1500 feet above Linville River, overlooking the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States. It offers stunning views of Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain, and Table Rock. It is a relatively easy walk to the viewpoint and is less than a mile round trip making it great for beginners!

Fun Fact! Wiseman’s View is also one of the spots from where it is possible to view the infamous and mysterious Brown Mountain Lights.

3 – Crabtree Falls

You will find the 70-foot-high Crabtree Falls close to milepoint 339 on the Blue Ridge Parkway and it is often considered one of the most picturesque spots in the area. It is well worth the hike. You have the option of hiking out and back over a total of 2.25 miles or completing the loop hike which takes the overall distance up to 3.8 miles. This is one of the more challenging hikes in the area with many rocky sections to navigate. It is only really recommended for older children. However, since La Petite Chalet Accommodations Little Switzerland NC is generally suited to older children this should not pose too much of a problem for our guests.

4 – Linville Falls

There is no shortage of waterfalls around Little Switzerland, but one of the most popular is surely Linville Falls.  The falls can actually be viewed from multiple different overlooks accessible from 5 different hiking trails. These range in difficult from easy/moderate route to moderate/difficult trails. All of the trails are considered family friendly and you will see all ages enjoying them when you visit. However, smaller children may struggle with some sections on the more difficult routes. If you plan on taking in all of the view available at Linville Falls you should plan for a full day of hiking. After that you will be glad to be close to your cozy accommodations in Little Switzerland NC so you can relax and unwind before your next day of adventuring!

Welcome to a little piece of heaven right here on Earth!

La Petite Chalet is the most idyllic Chalet Cabin Little Switzerland NC has to offer. The perfect spot for a romantic retreat of a mountain adventure! With stunning views of the Catawba Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains from the private tree house, you’ll soon fall in love with this quintessentially Swiss and fabulously French traveler respite. Book your visit today. Call 888-828-1654 or email Innkeeper@lapetitechalet.com


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