Lover’s Leap Loop trail is a moderately difficult loop that connects with a small portion of the Appalachian Trail. The summit has spectacular views of Hot Springs, NC and the Nolichucky River. Before or after your trek, Hot Springs is a charming little town to stop and get a bite to eat or support local businesses. There are also many other water activities, camping, cabin rentals, and hiking trails nearby. We recently went to Max Patch which is about 45 minutes from here.