Discovery Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Hollister, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Roanoke Rapids, NC: Twenty-one miles southwest of Roanoke Rapids and 23 miles north of Rocky Mount. From I-95 follow NC 48 to SR 1002 between Brinkleyville and Ringwood. Turn west on to SR 1002 to park office. (This route also loops around to the SR 1322 entrance.) OR From I-95 follow NC 48 to NC 561 turning west and traveling to SR 1322. Head south on SR 1322 to park entrance. To reach this trail enter at the SR 1322 entrance. Once you pass the gate, you will see an open field on your left. Discovery Loop Trail may be accessed from the northeastern edge of this area or you may pick it up from Stream Loop Trail.
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.
Medoc Mountain is always a great place to hike. You should see lots of running cedar, a vulnerable but not yet endangered plant, low to the ground throughout the park.