Flat Top Mountain Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Flat Top Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

Fairly easy trail that takes you along a few switchbacks and a nice walk along one of the parks many meadows. It begins at Flat Top Manor and along the way is short detour to Cone Cemetery. The trail is then switchbacks through the forest all the way to the summit with two decent overlooks along the way. Once you reach the top, you will find the fire tower which is about 4 stories and lets you stand just above the tree line.

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14 days ago

This trail is easy and beautiful! I loved the open field about a mile into the trail. A great hike to do with friends or even alone!

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15 days ago

Nice open trail. My two year old was able to walk it easily. My only negative is the tower was closed and it was heavily trafficked even during the week (parking was full). Will definitely go back, hopefully when not so foggy.

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If I had only one trail to hike around Blowing Rock, this would be it. Great change of pace after hiking many moderate to hard trails. Rewarding views after every few minutes. Took more pics on this hike than ever before.

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2 months ago

fun trail. easy enough for all skill levels

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4 months ago

First hiked this trail about 2 years ago, just went back for more. 24 miles of diverse trails within a small area. Will go back for a third trip soon. Great scenic views all along the way.