Should the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5-hour drive from the Research Triangle. At Medoc Mountain, the urban refugee finds a welcome tranquility, a chance to embrace the outdoors. Trails beckon as light filters through branches overhead and falls on paths that hold the promise of new frontiers. The peacefulness gives the opportunity to refresh. The silence of the forest is broken only by bird songs and the occasional drumming of the pileated woodpecker. Grab your hiking boots. Load your camera. Spend some time at Medoc Mountain State Park and let nature renew your spirit.
I have hiked this trail probably 30-40 times. It's a great length for a short, day-hike and also is a good hike for getting your legs conditioned for a long hike with a pack --if you live nearby and can go out frequently. The hills are not a factor as you may think the name implies. This is not a mountain. It's usually a quite hike with few, if any, others on the trail.
Rode over to this little known state park back in February of 2013 to meet up with a facebook pal from Indiana who was down here on business. We had a great hike. Trails are easy and follows several streams that would be great for kayaks or canoes. Would like to go back! See photo above.