Flat Top Mountain Trail

EASY 59 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
600 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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13 days ago

Easy wide trails. Rewarding view at the fire tower.

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1 month ago

Very easy walk, lots of chipmunks along the way to watch. Great view from the fire tower up top!

1 month ago

Nice trail

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1 month ago

Easy hike, great views at the end if you climb the tower.

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2 months ago

I find the trail extremely boring and easy. It's basically a gravel hiking trail that winds up and down hills. I will say it is an excellent trail to run.

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2 months ago

Great gravel trail through fields and covered paths. Beautiful view from the tower! Lots of shortcuts can take over a mile off the hike.

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2 months ago

This is one of the trails that you can do in rain, mud or when other hikes are not so pleasant, because it goes up on a gravel road. The scenery is nice, but the tower did not grow with the trees, so the view is not 360 degree any more. It still very nice. You may extend your hike and visit the trout lake, which is OK, but to go next to the water is very limited.

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2 months ago

Love this trail