Moores Knob Trail

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Moores Knob Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Danbury, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

4.2 mile loop to the top of Moore's Knob with 360 degree veiws from the top, including the nearby Hanging Rock (namesake of the park), and Sauratown Mountain and Pilot Mountain in the distance. The loop starts by the lake/campground . It joins up with several other trails including Tory's Den and a nature trail. There are 2 options that meet at the summit. the 1.6 m option w/ lots of stair steps is wide and more traveled. The 2.6 m option is more single track trail with lots of rocks.

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12 days ago

Lots of elevation in some places but totally worth it. Nice scenic routes in between the steep bits. Great view at the top. Stairs kind of suck on the way down, but it was awesome! Took the hanging rock trail and connected with moored knob through another route so it was about a 7ish mile hike after getting back across the lake back to the car. Fun day.

14 days ago

Was expecting it to be a lot harder !! Loved it

15 days ago

Fun, but a lot of elevation and treacherous footing.

16 days ago

Super awesome hike!

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1 month ago

Great trail, good workout, nice view at the top!

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2 months ago

2nd scenic view to hanging rock

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2 months ago

We parked by the picnic areas, and split to the left, going clockwise up to the watchtower. The trail is a bit longer than 4.4
Miles. Clockwise up to the watchtower is a quite narrow and leafy trail, and keeps you cool while the sun is out. Next time, I will take the counterclockwise way, steps up, because that side of the hike is actually wider, more breathable and airy. The steps are also spaced out, so you have little breaks in between. This trail is challenging, but a beginner with good hiking shoes and a great attitude can definitely complete this loop. The trail does lead you through a street where the campers are, which was a little confusing at first. The 360 views at the peak are awesome, you can see Pilot Mountain!
The trail is marked well enough, so just keep up with the red blazes and you will love it. I definitely plan to do this hike again!

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