Hot Springs Appalachian Trail Campsites
On the hiking front, a favorite loop is to take the AT north out of downtown for a loop over Lover’s Leap, with great views of the French Broad River below. And the French Broad offers great whitewater kayaking, mostly of the Class II & III variety, with one IV just above town. There’s mountain biking, too, on the Laurel River, Mill Ridge and Hot Springs Area trails. And, again, you’re never far from great, fresh-brewed coffee.
Photo: The view from Lover’s Leap above Hot Springs.
City: Hot Springs
No. of campsites: not designated
No. with hookups: none
No. without hookups: none
Primitive sites: all
Gate hours: none
Quiet hours: none
Stuff to do nearby: hiking, whitewater kayaking