Purgatory Mountain via North Carolina Zoo is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Asheboro, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
The North Carolina Zoo is located in the Uwharrie Mountains near the geographic center of the state. At over 2,000 acres, it is the largest walk-through zoo in the world. It has over 1,600 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America. There also is a hiking trail from the north end of the North American parking lot to the top of Purgatory Mountain.
Nice there and back trail at the NC Zoo. It's well marked and a fairly easy hike. The trail is just a little shy of a mile up the mountain. It is all uphill but it's not too strenuous. The view at the top is fair, there lot's of trees so it's a little difficult to gauge. There's a sign at the summit though that says they will be building an observation tower....now that's going to be awesome!
nice trail and easy hike, would be better if the trails looped together for a longer hike
awesome zoo, great day with the family.
Enjoyed roughing it on Moonshine Hill. Perfect way to spend a glorious autumn afternoon!
Nice mile long trail through the woods. The path was easy to follow and there were many signs posted throughout the trail. Could have been a nice view from the top but there was so many trees you could barely see around them, but they are planning on building a viewing tower later this year!
Wonderful long and scenic trails through the woods between the fantastic animal exhibits.