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Destination Hike: Granite City In Nantahala National Forest

 

Last updated 12/28/2020 at 3:09pm

Headlamps are necessary when navigating any underground sections of the boulder field. (Photos by Jacob Myers)

Tucked away along one of the many winding back roads in the Nantahala Forest District is an absolute gem among local hikers: The Granite City slot canyons.

Granite City is a series of collapsed boulders outside the small village of Cashiers wherein the boulders create pathways both above and below the ground for hikers to explore. The main boulder field expands about a quarter-mile in length with three levels to explore as you make your way up the mountain. The massive rock, which stands above the mountainside, creates a platform upon which numerous other boulders have rolled into over tim...



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