Big East Fork Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, NC that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a nice trail,it's great that you can experience the river and all the swimming holes it had to offer. I will advise a compass and a map for this trail,as it has numerous trails that you can easily end up on with out knowing if you are on the actual trail you planned to trek on. I also liked it because the traffic was a little less than moderate and not heavy.
Love this trail ! Very peaceful, and plenty of beautiful scenery stops! This definitely is One of the most relaxing hiking places I have been too.
This trail follows the beautiful Big East Fork of the Pigeon River, filled with rapids, waterfalls, and swimming holes the entire way. There are plentiful camp sites that are level and have great access to the river. Today was cold and windy, but I'd love to come back in the summer!