North Carolina Zoo

MODERATE 4 reviews

North Carolina Zoo is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Asheboro, NC that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

5.0 miles Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

The North Carolina Zoo is located in the Uwharrie Mountains near the geographic center of the state. At over 2,000 acres, it is the largest walk-through zoo in the world. It has over 1,600 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America. There are over five miles of trails through the two exhibit regions. There also is an approximately mile-long hiking trail from the north end of the North American parking lot to the top of Purgatory Mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed roughing it on Moonshine Hill. Perfect way to spend a glorious autumn afternoon!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice mile long trail through the woods. The path was easy to follow and there were many signs posted throughout the trail. Could have been a nice view from the top but there was so many trees you could barely see around them, but they are planning on building a viewing tower later this year!

8 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Wonderful long and scenic trails through the woods between the fantastic animal exhibits.