The Great Outdoors


In Burnsville, NC you’re never far from great outdoor activities and adventure! Find plenty of reasons to stay another day or two when visiting.

“Naturally Inspiring” Yancey County is home to waterfalls, campgrounds, backroads, hiking trails, clean rivers and five of the 10 highest peaks in Eastern America.  Discover studios, craft shops and galleries throughout the county, as there are more artists per capita than anywhere in the US.

Visit these great resources for more info:  Yancey /Burnsville Chamber – – Town of Burnsville


Yancey County has the highest average elevation of any county in NC, including within its boundaries five of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi. One of these peaks is Mount Mitchell, the highest point in eastern America, with an elevation of 6,684 feet. The county is also skirted by the Appalachian Trail and surrounded by protected national forests.

Hike the local Appalachian District Trails

South Toe Area:  Bald Knob Ridge Trail 186    Big Tom Gap Trail 191A    Black Mountain Crest Trail 179    Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail 1006    Buncombe Horse Range Trail 191    Carolina Hemlock Trail 1003    Devil’s Den Nature Trail 192    Higgins Bald Ground Trail 190A    Green Knob Trail 182    Mount Mitchell Trail 190    Roaring Fork Creek Falls Trail 195    Setrock Creek Falls Trail 197  

Flattop Mountain Area:  Devil’s Creek Trail 188    Lost Cove Trail 196    Shinbone Trail 187

Interactive Hiking Map from NC High Peaks Trail Association



Go tubing at the Hemlocks, Patience Park, or visit Loafers Glory Rafting & Tubing

Great info on Crabtree Falls, Roaring Fork Falls


Area Campgrounds


Cooper’s Trading  –  Stonefly Outfitters  –  Burnsville Anglers  –  Triggers, Traps and Trout  –  Prices Creek Store  –  Southern Drifters Outfitters


 Town Square   Mount Mitchell State Park  –  Kid Mountain  –  Cane River Park

Yancey County Parks


Mountain Air Golf Course, Mount Mitchell Golf CourseBike the Burnsville MetricYancey Bike RoutesDisk Golf at Mountain HeritageRun the Fit Family 5KWalking Routes


 Stop by the Yancey County Farmers Market, Take a Farm Tour

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