Chinquapin Mountain Trail

HARD 6 reviews
#60 of 87 trails in

Chinquapin Mountain Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
879 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running




Two great overlooks (#5 and #4).

12 days ago

Great challenging hike! We did get lost because there really aren’t any trail markers at all and the paths lead to different parking lots. It was very muddy at spots and you have to walk through the creeks at some points. Only saw 1 other small group of people though. It’s a great hike, just not the most well maintained trail.

4 months ago

Was looking for a “hard” trail thinking it’d be fun and a breeze. This one was definitely tough for sure. The first half is the river part where you walk beside or across the river itself. Was pretty hard cause it was extremely slippery and the river was high and some had no places to cross so you just had to walk through. The second half is the straight up hill half straight to the top. Lots of downed trees but overall moderately to decently hard. My 3 month puppy had minimal issues keeping up. Ps. Lookout #5 is where it’s at, in my opinion the others are just a waste of a walk.

9 days ago

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