Well, That's New....

I love it when I learn about a "new" Carolina destination. While playing with Google Earth the other night, I found a photo of Hibriten Mountain in Lenoir, NC. Total news to me, so I did a search and learned Hibriten is located in the Brushy Mountain Range, a tendril of the Blue Ridge Mountain.

Fantastic! But do they have trails? According to, several trails are nearby, including the Lovers Leap Loop Trail, and the AT. Oh my.

It appears trails are either for mountain bikers or hikers (no indication they're shared), are within four miles of the Brushy Mountain Summit, and range from 1.6 to 13.6 miles (Paint Rock Mountain Biking Trail). For more information, check out the following link:

And for more information on Hibriten Mountain, go to: 

Because that's about all I can find on it.

I guess we'll just have to check it out ourselves.


Julie said...

If you had a "Very, Very Helpful" button, I'd click that, too! I'm a native North Carolinian. I've been around that area (Boone, Morganton, etc.), but I had no idea. It never ceases to amaze me how much we have to see and do in our state. Thank you very much for the links! Are you planning to go soon?

Kimberli said...

It is amazing, isn't it? And I'm constantly hearing of new places. We haven't even touched the far west corner of the state. Can you imagine what's hiding in those hills? There's another parkway! (Cherohala Skyway)

I doubt we'll have an opportunity to get over there soon. I'm revving up for another trip to California for the birth of grandbaby two!

NCmountainwoman said...

Many years ago there was a Christmas star on top of Hibriten Mountain. When I was a child living in Boone and we visited my grandparents in Morganton we drove past the mountain. When we returned home it was dark and during the Christmas season the star atop the mountain was such a thrilling sight.

Kimberli said...

Hi, Mountainwoman! What a wonderful memory, and, I'm sure, an inspiring sight. Thank you for sharing that.