BlueRidgeHighlander.com is an online Mountain Travel Magazine & Guide. Launched in 1997, the Highlander has evolved over time to cover both the Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains. We have comprehensive coverage on each county, including the history, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, camping, hiking, biking & horse trails, picnic areas, a great event calendar and more. We also have a library of articles on the mountains including 12 stories on Appalachian Black Bears. Let us help you plan your next trip through the mountains.