Doughton Park Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Doughton Park Trail is a 14.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hays, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
14.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4087 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Doughton Park is a 10 mile out and back trail located near Hays, North Carolina. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

I parked by the lodge and hiked from the Wildcat Rocks Overlook to Bluff Mountain and the Alligator Back shelter, before heading back. This part of the trail follows very beautiful mostly open rolling terrain. And the views from the crest of the hills are wonderful, particularly on the spectacular fall day I was lucky to get!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

camping
Friday, June 12, 2015

Great views!!

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

hiking
Sunday, February 01, 2015

hiking
Sunday, July 27, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

We parked one vehicle at the Brinegar Cabin overlook (trail access) and our other at the Doughton Park picnic area 5 miles south on the BlueRidge Pwy.

(Note: In our hurry to setout hiking we missed the fact that the trail has two access points at opposite ends of the parking area. )

We inadvertently took the South trail head for nearly a mile before correcting. It gave us all a good laugh and time to stretch before enjoying our 5 mi hike (N) to our pickup vehicle.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2011