Hi, my family of five will be traveling to the Waynesville area this summer. I have searched the internet and read postings and to be honest I am just overwhelmed by everything and don't see to be finding the answers. We want to be able to visit national parks and forests and do trails, stop at streams and ponds to explore and play, see beautiful scenery and waterfalls. But i also need to have easier not strenuous hikes. I am in need of suggestions for simple websites or books that i can purchase that will give me this type of information for this particular area. I dont' think I must have the brains to be looking this information up as I"m just becoming so frustrated. Any and all suggestions would be great. but i really need to know the degree of difficulties for the trails andthat seems to be hard to find. I was thinking there has to be a book or publication of some sort that would help me out. Like I'm trying to decide whether to visit Chimney Rock. I want to see the view from the top. The elevator is closed for the summer and will have to take the steps. I have no clue and can't find out how many steps there are. just simple facts like that will help me in planning. I appreciate any and all info.