hiking

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kid friendly

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dogs on leash

river

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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.

One of the most interesting trails in Medoc Mtn State Park, the Dam Site loop trail features two dam sites, including a rock dam from an old mill site. Adds flavor to a combination of several of the trails. This one is not to miss if you visit the park.

hiking
14 days ago

Mostly flat Discovery Loop has some nice interpretive signs about the local wildlife in Medoc Mountain State Park. Makes a pretty nice hike for the area if you combine with several other trails in the park.

hiking
14 days ago

Even though we hiked this in winter expecting some views through the woods, we really didn't see any. Elevation change to the summit is not too bad; we combined this with other trails to create a pretty good workout. Not a bad set of trails for this part of the state.

Pretty nice hike for the area, Medoc mountain has some nice features including the bridge over Little Fishing Creek and the Old Dam Site. Interesting to see rhododendron and mountain laurel along the creek. Also the interpretive signs about the local wildlife were nice along the Discovery Trail. We combined Stream Loop, Summit Loop, Old Dam Site Loop and Discovery Loop which makes a nice day hike if you like walks in the woods.

Nice hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Took my dog here. Trail is well marked. We had a good time. Bridges and steps are in fair shape. Took us an hour and 10 minutes to hike it.

Great place to stop and walk. I have spent a weekend camping and hiking and other times I will stop on my way home from Raleigh, just to stretch my legs and enjoy the out of doors before finishing my drive home.

Great Trail! really enjoyed it. it was my first hike!

Nice park. The trails are nice and offer a variety.

hiking
1 year ago

I liked this trail a lot better than the others we did here.

hiking
1 year ago

It was okay but it would have been nicer in October

hiking
1 year ago

I did this one a week ago. Another wonderful winter hiking trail.

I did this a week ago. It is a wonderful park for this time of year,

perfect park to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy life. took my kids hiking and the loved it so much we are taking a 3 day camping trip there this weekend and hiking all of the trails!!!

Bluff trails is a great trail to start with out here very kid freindly.

its a decent short hike. I did the summit trail... theres really not a summit haha but its a nice walk with a pretty little bridge and river

Another great trail in Medoc Mountain State Park. I've hiked it numerous times and it's always enjoyable. There is some evidence of an old scout camp and a concrete dam along the trail.