Bearwallow Mountain Hike in Summer

////Bearwallow Mountain Hike in Summer

Bearwallow Mountain Hike in Summer

Bearwallow Mountain is a gorgeous short hike close to Asheville and Hendersonville in Western North Carolina!

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

Hi guys!

The other weekend one of my dearest friends Rebecca came to visit from Philadelphia.  One of the things we did was hike Bearwallow Mountain.

We actually went to pre-school together in Orlando and were really good friends in High School.  It’s been a LONG time.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

The last time I did this hike was in the middle of  winter, so it looks so dramatically different.  Go back and look at this post after you read to compare.  It’s pretty cool how the seasons make it seem like an entirely different place.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

The trees were popping with green with flickering sunlight through the leaves.  It was so pretty.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

Just look at these lush green ferns!

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

I also saw a few wild flowers.  This one was my favorite.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

The hike is about a mile up.  It’s a pretty good incline, but not crazy steep.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

The last time I was here this was all covered in ice, so the green moss was a nice change.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

To get to the top last time I had to go around the trail because of the ice, but this time it was a really easy climb to the top.

The views were just as pretty as I remembered.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

I actually think you can see farther in winter, but the green colors really add a lot to the views.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

And yes, there are cows grazing in the summer.  The only problem is you must watch your step.  They leave little presents are everywhere. ewwww!

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

Around the bend it is even prettier.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

I loved the contrast of these yellow flowers on the views facing northeast.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

The hubs and I had a great time showing Rebecca a little taste of these wonderful mountains.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

Luckily both of these guys are used to my ridiculousness…

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

and humor me taking crazy photos. 🙂

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

After the hike we stopped at nearby Looking Glass Creamery for a DE-lux cheese plate and wine.  OMG.  It was amazing.

Bearwallow Mountain Summer Hike- Western North Carolina Hiking

Hiking and then cheese and wine?  I’m not sure a day could be any better. 🙂

Bearwallow Mountain Hike

Need directions to Bearwallow Mountain or want to go?  Check out my Bearwallow Mountain Hike post for complete details including driving and trail head directions.  You’ll also be shocked to see how different it looks in winter.  I actually think it is even prettier in some ways.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for my favorite roasted vegetable enchiladas.

I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday & Inspired to be Fit, Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday,  Coaches Corner, and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.

Your turn!

Have you ever done the same hike in summer and winter to compare?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:03:58+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Fitness, Hikes with Views, Hiking|38 Comments

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  1. […] some on Instagram stories through the weekend so make sure to follow along.  My high school friend Rebecca is also meeting me there, so it should be a […]

  2. Michael August 21, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Have a good holiday on Orlando . The scene is very wonderful there. The wildflowers are very nice.
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  3. Barbara J. Silverman August 21, 2016 at 4:07 am - Reply

    Wow I can feel the fresh air in your photos. They are so beautiful. Coming to nature is really fantastic and sure I will go there someday. Thank you so much for this lovely post.
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  4. Bobby C. Nickles August 20, 2016 at 3:04 am - Reply

    What a great place to relax. Love all the picture and spirit! Love those views so much! Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Richard Tunner August 12, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    These are perfect places to enjoy fresh air

  6. Jarrod S. Rice August 5, 2016 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    The nature in Philadelphia is very wonderful. You can come to visit to take nice photos with mountain, forest, etc. I love it.

  7. Mandi Korn July 31, 2016 at 11:02 am - Reply

    We have never done the same hike in different seasons, but we have traveled to the top of Pilot Mountain in all four seasons and it was beautiful. Thanks for the information, it will be a place to check out, if we ever make it to your side of the state:o)
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    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mandi! And I’ve never been to Pilot mountain! Will have to make that happen too.

  8. Gingi Freeman July 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    These photos are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing! <3

  9. Farrah July 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    This is such a gorgeous hike! <3 I love all the photos (and that sky is beautiful! *-*)! I need to go hiking again!
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    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Yes, you’ll just have to come back!

  10. So so pretty! I’m off all week, and I may head back up to the north woods of Wisconsin. You’ve inspired me again!
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  11. Annmarie July 21, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Looks so pretty- I haven’t been hiking in forever, now I wanna go!
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  12. What a pretty hike and I would be all over that cheese plate too!
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  13. Meagan @ My Life as Mrs July 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Beautiful view! I love hikes but even more so when the view is so rewarding!
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    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      The views make it all worth it. Hope you are having a good weekend.

  14. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 20, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    This looks like such a beautiful place to hike – made even better by enjoying it with friends 🙂
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  15. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 20, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Oh wow, what stunning views! The weather is gorgeous here at the moment and I would love to spend some times in the mountains.

  16. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub July 20, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I love hiking! This one looked beautiful and I definitely wouldn’t say no to wine and cheese after a hike!
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  17. [email protected] July 20, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Such a lovely hike. We did it years ago, but I need to go back. The wine and cheese sounds really good, too! Glad your friend was able to visit. “Old friends” are the best!!
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    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! You must go the next time you are in the area. To the hike and creamery!

  18. Dan Steadman July 20, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

    we are wanting to go to Bearwallow…just haven’t made it yet….

  19. [email protected] July 20, 2016 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Beautiful views. I haven’t hiked much. I think it would be easier to hike that in the summer opposed to the winter. I think it could be a challenge with the ice. You’d have to be extra cautious. And what better way to end w wine and cheese. I had that the other wk after kayaking.
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  20. Blane Sherer July 20, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Love those pretty shots from your hike.
    Glad you enjoyed it.

  21. Maye D'Amico July 20, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    My favorite wildflower is also the Fire Pink photo you included in today’s post. Simple perfection. Beautiful photos of your hike.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      It is such a pretty flower! Thanks for stopping by today!

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