Distance to drive: about 25 miles
Distance to walk: about two miles
Hike Rating: moderate with some steps
Reward: Stunning views
Carl Sandburg Home is located in Flat Rock, NC, near Hendersonville.
From the I-26 Upward Road interchange (exit 53), turn right if exiting from I-26 east or left if exiting from I-26 west.
Go 1.3 miles to the intersection with US 176 and continue straight; the road turns into N Highland Lake Road. Continue 1.1 miles to NC Hwy. 225 and turn left. Go 0.8 mile and turn right on Little River Road (follow the signs). The parking area is on the left after 0.2 miles.
Trails range from easy to moderate, with hikes past quiet ponds, rock outcroppings, and the gentle rounded summit of Glassy Mountain