Blackrock Mountain Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Blackrock Mountain Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Addie, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.8 miles
1650 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

Start hike across from the parking entrance for water rock knob right on the parkway. You can go all the way to pinnacle if you aren't ready to stop when you finish hiking up Blackrock Mountain. Spectacular 360 views.

1 day ago

Awesome trail. I went this past Sunday, after Irma came through. Tress down everywhere. Blocking the trail in some key spots. It made for a very interesting afternoon. I agree with other reviews, this trail is more moderate to difficult. Technical in a few spots. If you are not used to hiking, please stay alert as it is easy to lose the trail. The summit is totally worth it. Make sure you go far enough- 2.2miles. The only other people I saw all day, a couple, stopped short of the summit.

4 days ago

24 days ago

This hike was amazing! If you're not familiar with the area, you will want to park at the overlook right before the Waterrock Knob area. The trail isn't super obvious from the road, but once you walk down the hill from the parking lot you can't miss it right in front of you. The trail itself keeps you guessing and is nicely shaded with many different features. In terms of difficulty level, I would say there are some pretty technical areas and would generally air on the moderate to strenuous side vs. moderate. Overall, this is a new favorite!

26 days ago

Beautiful scenery and views with large rock outcroppings along the way. Moderate terrain, at times partially strenuous. Loved it! Will do it again

29 days ago

This is a great trail. Easygoing, but enough variety and views to make the hike interesting.

1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes. I rarely have seen other hikers on it. The trail is skinny, but the view at the end is beautiful!! There's a campsite about 1.5 miles in I've camped at before.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful vista but not a wide trail in many areas. Great for getting away from everything as we didn't see another person the entire time. I would go again.