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.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail and we enjoyed it more than our family expected to. Lots of folks on the trail this time of year, great views and I would love to come back in the spring to witness the flowering plants.

hiking
8 days ago

Medium to difficult hike. Elevation climb is pretty steep. One of the best maintained trails. Gorgeous scenery and overlooks. The leaves color change in early October was stunning.

Quite a climb up but worthwhile when you get to the panoramic views. Speedy going down. Lots of folks enjoying the trail along with their dogs

Peaceful. The view is worth the narrow climb.

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike with better views! Perfect for dogs.

amazing views, take water, it's worth the walk

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike, not too challenging, with two phenomenal views, one facing North and one facing South. Very rewarding hike!

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of work for very little reward, but great exercise. Two small viewing areas at end of the trail, one called north view and the other south view. The two views are within 100 yards of each other. North view is better. Top seemed crowded with apx 10 people. Trail was a series of switchbacks all the way to the top. Ample parking.

Awesome trail! Beautifully maintained.

Clearly marked trails- really fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Great views. Highly recommend!