NC Regional Hikes

Hikes by Difficulty

Easy Hikes

Fryingpan Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Little Fall Branch Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Bearwallow Mountain and Blue Ridge Pastures, NC
Crabtree Falls – Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Catawba Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, NC
Flat Top Tower – Moses Cone Memorial Park, NC
Lower Cascade Falls – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Roaring Fork Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Buckquarter Creek and Holden Mill – Eno River State Park, NC
Saddle Mountain Trail – Mitchell River Game Lands, NC
Julian Price Memorial Park – Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Indian Creek Trail – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Cook’s Wall – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Grindstone Trail to Pilot Mountain – Pilot Mountain State Park, NC

Moderate Hikes

Mount Pisgah – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Max Patch via Brown Gap – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
Bearwallow Mountain and Blue Ridge Pastures, NC
High Shoals Falls and Shinny Creek – South Mountains State Park, NC
Glen Burney Trail – Blowing Rock, NC
Fallingwater Cascades and Flat Top Mountain – Peaks of Otter Recreation Area, VA
Upper Creek Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Hawksbill Mountain and Sitting Bear Mountain – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC
Five Peaks Loop – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Swannanoa Mountains – YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, NC
Gully Creek to Cumberland Knob – Cumberland Knob Recreation Area, NC
Stone Mountain and Wolf Rock – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Maple Camp Bald and Mt. Mitchell – Mount Mitchell State Park, NC
Basin Creek to Caudill Cabin – Doughton Park, NC
Henry Lanum Trail – Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, VA
Moore’s Knob – Hanging Rock State Park, NC

Strenuous Hikes

Black Mountain Crest Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Big Bald – Appalachian Trail, TN
Lane Pinnacle – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Woods Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Jacob Fork Rim – South Mountains State Park, NC
Mt. Cammerer and Big Creek – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Roan Highlands – Appalachian Trail, NC
Devil’s Hole Trail – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC
Mt. Mitchell Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Mountains-to-Sea Trail to Bald Knob – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Crabtree Falls to Spy Rock – George Washington National Forest, VA
Old Mitchell Toll Road to Pinnacle & Rocky Knob – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Grandfather Mountain via Daniel Boone Scout Trail – Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC
Little Wilson Creek Wilderness – Mount Rogers National Scenic Area, VA
Pinch In and Rock Jock – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC
Rock Castle Gorge – Rocky Knob Recreation Area, VA
Pine Mountain and Wilburn Ridge – Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, VA
Widow’s Creek to Devil’s Garden Overlook – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Colbert Ridge to Woody Ridge – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Old Rag – Shenandoah National Park, VA
Flat Rock Ridge to Cedar Ridge – Doughton Park, NC
Heartbreak Ridge to Pinnacle – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Profile Trail – Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC

 

North Carolina Regions

Piedmont

Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
Lower Cascade Falls – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Five Peaks Loop – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Buckquarter Creek and Holden Mill – Eno River State Park, NC
Indian Creek Trail – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Moore’s Knob – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Cook’s Wall – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Grindstone Trail to Pilot Mountain – Pilot Mountain State Park, NC

Northwest Corner

Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, NC
Saddle Mountain Trail – Mitchell River Game Lands, NC
Gully Creek to Cumberland Knob – Cumberland Knob Recreation Area, NC
Stone Mountain and Wolf Rock – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Widow’s Creek to Devil’s Garden Overlook – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Basin Creek to Caudill Cabin – Doughton Park, NC
Flat Rock Ridge to Cedar Ridge – Doughton Park, NC

Boone and Blowing Rock

Roan Highlands – Appalachian Trail, NC
Glen Burney Trail – Blowing Rock, NC
Flat Top Tower – Moses Cone Memorial Park, NC
Grandfather Mountain via Daniel Boone Scout Trail – Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC
Julian Price Memorial Park – Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Profile Trail – Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC

Morganton and Marion

Woods Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Jacob Fork Rim – South Mountains State Park, NC
Crabtree Falls – Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
High Shoals Falls and Shinny Creek – South Mountains State Park, NC
Upper Creek Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Devil’s Hole Trail – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC
Hawksbill Mountain and Sitting Bear Mountain – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC
Mountains-to-Sea Trail to Bald Knob – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Pinch In and Rock Jock – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

Black Mountains

Black Mountain Crest Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Woods Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Roaring Fork Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Mt. Mitchell Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Maple Camp Bald and Mt. Mitchell – Mount Mitchell State Park, NC
Colbert Ridge to Woody Ridge – Pisgah National Forest, NC

Swannanoa Valley

Catawba Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Old Mitchell Toll Road to Pinnacle & Rocky Knob – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Swannanoa Mountains – YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, NC
Heartbreak Ridge to Pinnacle – Pisgah National Forest, NC

Greater Asheville

Fryingpan Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Mount Pisgah – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Little Fall Branch Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Max Patch via Brown Gap – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Big Bald – Appalachian Trail, TN
Lane Pinnacle – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Bearwallow Mountain and Blue Ridge Pastures, NC
Old Mitchell Toll Road to Pinnacle & Rocky Knob – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Swannanoa Mountains – YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, NC

Hickory Nut Gorge

Bearwallow Mountain and Blue Ridge Pastures, NC

Bald Mountains and Newfound Mountains

Little Fall Branch Falls – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Max Patch via Brown Gap – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Big Bald – Appalachian Trail, TN

Virginia Regions

Shenandoah National Park

Old Rag – Shenandoah National Park, VA

Southern Blue Ridge

Fallingwater Cascades and Flat Top Mountain – Peaks of Otter Recreation Area, VA
Crabtree Falls to Spy Rock – George Washington National Forest, VA
Rock Castle Gorge – Rocky Knob Recreation Area, VA
Henry Lanum Trail – Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, VA

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

Little Wilson Creek Wilderness – Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, VA
Pine Mountain and Wilburn Ridge – Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, VA

Popular Trail Systems

Appalachian Trail

Max Patch via Brown Gap – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Big Bald – Appalachian Trail, TN
Roan Highlands – Appalachian Trail, NC
Crabtree Falls to Spy Rock – George Washington National Forest, VA
Little Wilson Creek Wilderness – Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, VA
Pine Mountain and Wilburn Ridge – Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, VA

Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
Lane Pinnacle – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Woods Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Five Peaks Loop – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Mt. Mitchell Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Mountains-to-Sea Trail to Bald Knob – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Julian Price Memorial Park – Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Widow’s Creek to Devil’s Garden Overlook – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Indian Creek Trail – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Flat Rock Ridge to Cedar Ridge – Doughton Park, NC

North Carolina State Parks

Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
Black Mountain Crest Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Jacob Fork Rim – South Mountains State Park, NC
High Shoals Falls and Shinny Creek – South Mountains State Park, NC
Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, NC
Lower Cascade Falls – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Five Peaks Loop – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Mt. Mitchell Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC
Grandfather Mountain via Daniel Boone Scout Trail – Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC
Buckquarter Creek and Holden Mill – Eno River State Park, NC
Stone Mountain and Wolf Rock – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Maple Camp Bald and Mt. Mitchell – Mount Mitchell State Park, NC
Widow’s Creek to Devil’s Garden Overlook – Stone Mountain State Park, NC
Indian Creek Trail – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Moore’s Knob – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Profile Trail – Grandfather Mountain State Park, NC
Cook’s Wall – Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Grindstone Trail to Pilot Mountain – Pilot Mountain State Park, NC

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