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In our September 2013 issue, we asked guidebook writers, BACKPACKER field scouts, landscape photographers, and other local experts nationwide to rule on the sweetest backcountry vista in their corner of the union. The result? Fifty unforgettable views and a Top 10 list that will fill memory cards. We stand behind our choices, but no doubt you'll have your own favorites in your region. Think we got it wrong? Let us know by posting your own choice here (ideally with a photo)!

Our picks:

Alabama
The Point, Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
34.622886, -87.801719

(Photo by Gerry Daniel)

Arkansas
Hawksbill Crag, Ozark NF
35.890997, -93.440394

Florida
Round Marsh, Timucuan Preserve
30.378686, -81.479854
Trip ID www.backpacker.com/hikes/1085101

Georgia
Tray Mountain, Chattahoochee NF
34.801343, -83.683881
Trip ID www.backpacker.com/hikes/2309408

Kentucky
Double Arch, Daniel Boone NF
37.83662, -83.67729
Trip ID www.backpacker.com/hikes/12798

Louisiana
Campsite One, Chicot SP
30.76224, -92.283289

Mississippi
Red Hills Ridge,
De Soto NF
30.937681, -88.997973
Trip ID www.backpacker.com/hikes/330150

South Carolina
Boneyard Beach,
Bulls Island, Cape Romain NWR
32.929849, -79.573677

Tennessee
Mt. Cammerer, Great Smoky Mountains NP
35.763699, -83.161362

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That's a cool list. Thanks

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What about North Carolina?

The link below has a view of Linville Gorge from the top of Hawksbill Mountain (I tried pasting the image, but the format/link was rejected).

https://martysphotoalbums.shutterfly.com/1305#1305


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they lump NC in with those pesky MidAtlantic kids  :p

you can't talk about Southern views and leave out Cliff Top (Tennessee):



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For Alabama:

"Heaven", Pinhoti Trail
N 33.41411 W 85.84322


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Y'all haven't been to the top of Panther Creek Falls in the Cohutta wilderness.  You sit in the stream for the view.

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My wife's favorite is the overlook of the Hiwassie river gorge near Reliance Tennessee on the John Muir Trail.  She says it's the prettiest view in the mountains.

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Just a few miles away from Hawksbill, for Arkansas, the view up and down the Buffalo NR from the Goat Trail (off Centerpoint Trail) has always been one of my favorites if you're looking for a river course view.  You showed a good view of it recently, I think.  I'm not an A-class photographer like some of y'all's folks, I just know what I like.  The view of little overlapping ridgelines fading into the blue, such as that off of Hare Mountain on the OHT, is more what I'd regard at a classic Ozark beauty view.

Mt. Cammerer is a great spot, we love that place.  What about the Roan Mtn area?  ...THAT'S pretty wonderful (NC/TN)
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From the Pinhoti in AL between Rebecca Mtn, and Cheaha.
Think the first one is Sherman Cliffs.


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Three of me & my wife's favorites are these. But honestly there is so many it's almost impossible to state that we just have one favorite. Impossible.

Top of Glen Falls looking out into Blue Valley - Highlands, NC



Linville Gorge - NC



Roan Mtn - TN

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HikerDude73 got it right! The three best NC views for sure!
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Grassy Ridge Bald - North Carolina





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so thats what grassy ridge bald looks like when it's not socked in with rain and fog?

was up there a few weekends ago, and nothing but clouds...
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so thats what grassy ridge bald looks like when it's not socked in with rain and fog?

was up there a few weekends ago, and nothing but clouds...

Was it fog or smog? ???

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so thats what grassy ridge bald looks like when it's not socked in with rain and fog?

was up there a few weekends ago, and nothing but clouds...

We were up there around the 1st of July and got a few breaks in the clouds. It might not be The Best view I have seen around here but it is something special and I plan to go back and do some backpacking around there.
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I did the section of carvers gap to 19e last year---going over Jane bald, round bald and the humps----and loved it...

Those bales put the smokies bales to shame....
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That whole stretch from Carvers to Grassy Ridge is fabulous. ...the best place I can think of to see the Catawba rhodo bloom

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Anyone happen to notice who picked the best view in Louisiana?

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Anyone happen to notice who picked the best view in Louisiana?

I didn't notice until you pointed it out.  Sweet!
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In our September 2013 issue, we asked guidebook writers, BACKPACKER field scouts, landscape photographers, and other local experts nationwide to rule on the sweetest backcountry vista in their corner of the union. The result? Fifty unforgettable views and a Top 10 list that will fill memory cards.

Really,  you guys are going to go with the "best views in every state" and then only show 20 pictures?
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PMT View

I will contest the best view in Kentucky easily. Linked is a shot on the Pine Mountain Trail in far eastern Kentucky. This shot is overlooking the fog covered town of Whitesburg. There are many more views like this on the PMT. Currently there are 42 miles of trail constructed. Eventually it will be over 100 miles from Breaks Interstate Park to Cumberland Gap National Park. It will be part of the Great Eastern Trail.

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