This is a list of some good hiking trails in the Western North Carolina Area
Newfound Gap to Charles Bunion- this hike begins in the parking lot of Newfound Gap off Highway 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains. It begins at the Appalachian trailhead at the east end of the parking lot.
Chimney Tops Trail- this hike is begins off 441, 22 miles north of the Oconaluftee Vistor Center. This short but strenous hike takes you to the top of the Chimney Tops offering great views