Explore the best trails in North Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Great trail for a day hike with the family. There are some small elevation changes but nothing too drastic. You can connect with other trails off this one to make a loop or you can do a down and back.

Just gorgeous! Great trail for doggies. 360 degree views of the mountains at some points.

Favorite trail in the Crowder's Trail system. 6 mile peaceful, pretty hike with very few people.

hiking
6 hours ago

Nice trail. Has some pretty views but it is hard to see them in early morning fog. A lot of it is rock path, hence the name. Pay close attention to the blazes, it is easy to get off track in a spot or two if you're not careful.

hiking
6 hours ago

This trail was heavily trafficked. It is a nice trail but way too many people for my preference. The summit to King's Pinnacle was even more heavily trafficked and did not prove to be a nice secluded peaceful spot to eat my lunch. However, the view is nice.

Tough hike from beginning to end. I took it up to Rocktop Trail.

Nice trail. Not too difficult and not too easy. Mostly gravel and dirt path.

hiking
12 hours ago

What a spectacular sunset behind Grandfather mountain from the summit.

14 hours ago

Incredible views!!

nice trail. we did the trail in 2.5 hours. very well marked.

Best time to see any views of the surrounding is during the winter months. Fairly uphill when hiking clockwise. Not to bad.

Incredible views! Worth the climb!!!

Good, wide trails with plenty of scenery. With the kid center close by there is something for everyone.

hiking
22 hours ago

Beautiful hike with my 71 year old mom and 70lb golden doodle (IG @joedog_thelatnersdoodle) Trail has been recently cleared. Plan to do a trail run on it in March.

backpacking
23 hours ago

I failed to note nice little mom and pa store in the campground, real nice people (owners). Also, bugs bugs bugs throughout the entire trail due to the flow of water, creeks, marsh, etc... load up on DEET.

It's a perfect local trail. As of this week they have had to take out a few raccoons for rabies so I suggest not bringing your dogs until it gets under control

23 hours ago