North Carolina (NC) Hiking Trails

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Pisgah National Forest: Brevard
Brevard, NC
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Appalachian Trail: North Carolina
Franklin, NC
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Daniel Boone Scout Trail
Blowing Rock, NC
 
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North Carolina (NC) hiking offers the outdoor enthusiasts a wide range of terrains to explore, from the mountains in the west, through the Piedmont, to the beaches in the east.

Eastern North Carolina provides plenty of coastal hiking opportunities with trails meandering along beautiful beaches and towering sand dunes. Croatan National Forest, the only coastal National Forest in the east, allows hikers to enjoy its pristine beauty as paths wind under coastal tree canopy. Central North Carolina has plenty to offer as well with the rolling hills and low mountain ridges of the Piedmont area. Plenty of trails can be found within the Uwharrie National Forest, where hikers can enjoy paths that follow secluded lakes and streams in the forest's vast wilderness.

Western North Carolina (WNC) is a popular area for many outdoor recreationists with the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains so close by. Nantahala National Forest, in Southwest N. Carolina, leads hikers along wooded hikes in the Nantahala Gorge and near the Nantahala River where the river's rapids churn. WNC's Pisgah National Forest is also a popular destination with plenty of trails leading through old growth forests. Easy and strenuous hikes alike are available, many passing cascading waterfalls or pristine creeks and streams throughout Pisgah's secluded wilderness. Also look for convenient hikes near cities like Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, and Raleigh.

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All American Raeford North Carolina
American Tobacco Durham North Carolina
Appalachian Trail: North Carolina Franklin North Carolina
17 sub listings
Appalachian Trail 008: Bly Gap to Deep Gap Franklin
Appalachian Trail 009: Deep Gap to Wallace Gap Franklin
Appalachian Trail 010: Wallace Gap to Wayah Gap Franklin
Appalachian Trail 011: Wayah Gap to Tellico Gap Franklin
Appalachian Trail 012: Tellico Gap to Nantahala River Franklin
Appalachian Trail 013: Nantahala River to Stecoah Gap Bryson City
Appalachian Trail 014: Stecoah Gap to Yellow Creek Gap Robbinsville
Appalachian Trail 015: Yellow Creek Gap to Fontana Dam Fontana Village
Appalachian Trail 016: Fontana Dam to Newfound Gap Fontana Village
Appalachian Trail 017: Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap Cherokee
Appalachian Trail 018: Davenport Gap to Max Patch Road Waterville
Appalachian Trail 019: Max Patch Road to Hot Springs Hot Springs
Appalachian Trail 020: Hot Springs to Allen Gap Hot Springs
Appalachian Trail 021: Allen Gap to Devil Fork Gap Hot Springs
Appalachian Trail 022: Devil Fork Gap to Sams Gap Hot Springs
Appalachian Trail 023: Sams Gap to Spivey Gap Mars Hill
Appalachian Trail 024: Spivey Gap to Nolichucky River Damascus
Arnette Park Fayetteville North Carolina
B. Everett Jordan Lake Moncure North Carolina
Back Yard Trails Charlotte North Carolina
Badin Lake Trail Troy North Carolina
Bald Eagle Greensboro North Carolina
Beaver Dam Raleigh North Carolina
Beech Spring Mountain Bike Park-Poplar Concord North Carolina
Bent Creek Asheville North Carolina
Benton MacKaye Trail: North Carolina Robbinsville North Carolina
8 sub listings
Benton MacKaye Trail 18: Beech Gap to Farr Gap Robbinsville
Benton MacKaye Trail 19: Stiffknee Tr, Farr Gap to Deals Gap Tapoco
Benton MacKaye Trail 20: Deals Gap to Eagle Creek Trail Tapoco
Benton MacKaye Trail 21: Eagle Creek Trail to Campsite 98 Fontana Dam
Benton MacKaye Trail 22: Campsite 98 to Noland Divide Tr Jct. Bryson City
Benton MacKaye Trail 23: Noland Divide Tr Jct. to Smokemont CG Bryson City
Benton MacKaye Trail 24: Smokemont CG to Straight Fork Rd. Bryson City
Benton MacKaye Trail 25: Straight Fork Rd. to Davenport Gap Bryson City
Bicycle Post Trails Greenville North Carolina
Big Bradley Falls Saluda North Carolina
Biltmore Trails Asheville North Carolina
Blue Clay Road Wilmington North Carolina
Blue Heron Greensboro North Carolina
Blue Jay Point County Park Raleigh North Carolina
Blue Ridge Parkway: North Carolina Asheville North Carolina
2 sub listings
Frying Pan Trail Waynesville
Waterrock Knob Waynesville
Boone's Cave Lexington North Carolina
Briar Chapel Chapel Hill North Carolina
Bridal Veil Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina) Highlands North Carolina
Broad River Greenway Boiling Springs North Carolina
Brown's Creek Nature Park Elizabethtown North Carolina
Brunswick Nature Park Leland North Carolina
Bur-Mil Park Greensboro North Carolina
3 sub listings
Big Loop Greensboro
Owls Roost Greensboro
Wild Turkey Greensboro
Burnt Mountain Trail #11 Brevard North Carolina
Butter Gap / Trail #123 Brevard North Carolina
Cane Creek Waxhaw North Carolina
Cape Fear River Fayetteville North Carolina
Cape Lookout National Seashore Harkers Island North Carolina
Caraway Hills Sophia North Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Flat Rock North Carolina
Carolina Beach State Park Carolina Beach North Carolina
Carrollwoods Trails Tabor City North Carolina
Catawba Mtb Park-US National Whitewater Center Charlotte North Carolina
Cedarock Park Burlington North Carolina
Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill North Carolina
Chimney Rock State Park Chimney Rock North Carolina
5 sub listings
Four Seasons Chimney Rock
Great Woodland Adventure Chimney Rock
Hickory Nut Falls Chimney Rock
Skyline Chimney Rock
The Outcroppings Chimney Rock
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Seven Springs North Carolina
Colonel Francis Beatty Park Charlotte North Carolina
Copperhead Island Charlotte North Carolina
Courthouse Falls (Waterfall North Carolina) Gloucester City North Carolina
Craggy Pinnacle Big Ivy North Carolina
Crowder District Park Apex North Carolina
Crowders Mountain State Park Kings Mountain North Carolina
Daniel Boone Scout Trail Blowing Rock North Carolina
Deer Lake Lodge Bent Creek North Carolina
Dismal Swamp State Park South Mills North Carolina
Dry Falls Highlands North Carolina
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