Sam’s Summits Loop Trail
Spend the morning exploring the perfect hike in the Pisgah National Forest. Head up Hwy 215/Lake Logan Rd to access the Sam’s Summits Loop Trail, located in the Shining Rock Wilderness area of the Pisgah National Forest. As this area borders the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is often inaccessible via the parkway in the winter due to road closures, but the trailhead for Sam’s Summits is accessible year round. A free beautifully illustrated guide is available exclusively at Haywood Visitors Center providing directions, an overview of the area, multiple trail paths, and other tips for hiking the area. Maps are available at the Haywood County Visitor Center in Maggie Valley.