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Best trails in Doughton Recreation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Doughton Recreation Area, North Carolina? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Doughton Recreation Area ranging from 20.9 to 27.4 km and from 434 to 1,156 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Bluff Mountain Trail
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 13.5 km • Est. 4 h 9 m
Bluff Mountain Trail is a 13.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hays, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#2 - Doughton Park Trail
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 27.4 km • Est. 8 h 8 m
Doughton Park Trail is a 27.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hays, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#3 - Cedar Ridge Trail to Brinegar Cabin
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 14.0 km • Est. 5 h 7 m
Cedar Ridge Trail to Brinegar Cabin is a 14.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
#4 - Flat Rock Ridge Trail
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 20.9 km • Est. 6 h 16 m
Flat Rock Ridge Trail is a 20.9 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Laurel Springs, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail Show more
#5 - Wildcat Rocks Overlook
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 0.3 km • Est. 6 m
Wildcat Rocks Overlook is a 0.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail iShow more
#6 - Doughton Recreation Area Loop
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 26.6 km • Est. 8 h 57 m
This Doughton Loop starts at the parking area on Longbottom Road. You will cross the road and start out on the trail. You will take a right on the Cedar Ridge Trail and follow it for 4.3 miles as it aShow more
#7 - Wildcat Rock Water Tower and Fodder Stack Trail
Doughton Recreation Area
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Length: 1.9 km • Est. 44 m
Wildcat Rock Water Tower and Fodder Stack Trail is a 1.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel Springs, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is goodShow more