North Carolina (NC) Hiking Trails

Appalachian Trail: North Carolina
Franklin, NC
Pisgah National Forest: Brevard
Brevard, NC
Dupont State Forest
Brevard, 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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Dupont State Forest Brevard North Carolina
Elk Knob State Park Todd North Carolina
Emerald Outback Beech Mountain North Carolina
Eno River State Park Durham North Carolina
Falls Lake State Recreation Area Wake Forest North Carolina
Fallstown Loop Troutman North Carolina
Finch Park Lexington North Carolina
Fisher Farm Park Davidson North Carolina
Fisher River Park Mount Airy North Carolina
Flanners Beach Loop Havelock North Carolina
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area Kure Beach North Carolina
Fort Macon State Park Atlantic Beach North Carolina
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Manteo North Carolina
French Broad Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina) Brevard North Carolina
George Poston Park Lowell North Carolina
Glenn Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina) Highlands North Carolina
Goose Creek State Park Washington North Carolina
Gorges State Park Sapphire North Carolina
Governor's Creek Sanford North Carolina
Grandfather Mountain State Park Linville North Carolina
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Grandfather Trail Linville
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: North Carolina Cherokee North Carolina
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Clingman's Dome Bryson City
Green's Lick Asheville North Carolina
Greenway Runarounds Boone North Carolina
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Greensboro North Carolina
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Country Park Greensboro
Hanging Dog Murphy North Carolina
Henderson Pond / Camp Lejeune Jacksonville North Carolina
Hobby Park Winston-Salem North Carolina
Hog Run/Harris Lake New Hill North Carolina
Holmes Educational State Forest Hendersonville North Carolina
Hooker Falls "Waterfall" (North Carolina) Brevard North Carolina
Horizons Park Winston-Salem North Carolina
Island Creek Trail Pollocksville North Carolina
Jackrabbit Hayesville North Carolina
Jackson Park Hendersonville North Carolina
Jockey's Ridge State Park Nags Head North Carolina
Jones Lake State Park Elizabethtown North Carolina
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Apex North Carolina
Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness Robbinsville North Carolina
Jump Off Rock Hendersonville North Carolina
Kernersville MTB park Kernersville North Carolina
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Henderson North Carolina
Kerr Scott Reservoir Wilkesboro North Carolina
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Dark Mountain Wilkesboro
Overmountain Victory Wilkesboro
Warrior Creek Wilkesboro
King Fisher Greensboro North Carolina
Kitsuma Black Mountain North Carolina
Lake Crabtree County Park Morrisville North Carolina
Lake James State Park Nebo North Carolina
Lake James State Park Nebo North Carolina
Lake Norman State Park Troutman / Charlotte North Carolina
Lake Rim Park Fayetteville North Carolina
Lake Waccamaw State Park Lake Waccamaw North Carolina
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Boardwalks Lake Waccamaw
Lakeshore Lake Waccamaw
Loblolly Lake Waccamaw
Pine Woods Lake Waccamaw
Sand Ridge Lake Waccamaw
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