Hiking Trails in Franklin, North Carolina (NC)

Pisgah National Forest: Brevard
Brevard, NC
Appalachian Trail: North Carolina
Franklin, NC
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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Appalachian Trail: North Carolina Franklin North Carolina
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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
Rufus Morgan Franklin North Carolina
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