Elk Knob State Park is one of the newest additions to the North Carolina state parks system. Currently, it is in an interim development stage with a park office/contact station, picnic area, parking areas, and trail to the summit of Elk Knob, with plans to add a maintenance facility and road improvements. At this time, visitors can hike to the summit by following a steep, rocky road.

18 days ago

This was my second time hiking here. Nicely maintained trail with great views at the top.

23 days ago

Much of the first half of the trail travels along the edge of a heavily wooded ravine before turning back. I was briefly able to see Elk Knob through the trees at one point. Otherwise, the only views you see are of the pretty beech forest. This is an easy trail...good for families to explore.

30 days ago

Simple trail to follow, absolutely gorgeous views! Probably my favorite view of all of the local trails

Relatively simple and easy trail with phenomenal views at summit! Can see multiple states on one side, while the other side is just as amazing!

Great trail, only drawback was the heavy traffic because it is such a great trail.

Views at summit are terrific. Trail is very well maintained.

2 months ago

great views!! long way up but never gets strenuous at all!

Beautiful all the way up and the summit is amazing. My kids (10 & 11) love this hike.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Wonderful trail with amazing views!!! Very well marked!