Fodderstack Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hays, North Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
393 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


2 months ago

My rating is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer.

Don’t bother with this trail if you are looking for scenic Mountain views. There aren’t any. The summit is completely closed in by forest. There are some views at the start of the trail but they are the same as Wildcat Rocks overlook.

Instead of doing this trail take the 1/2 mile hike at the Doughton picnic area.

3 months ago

Beautiful fern trail. Steep at points. Good vistas. Went in mid-July. Saw some native clematis and some kind of beautiful orange lily (?)

3 months ago

Easy to moderate trail. Steep incline on the way down. Great vistas along the way.

10 months ago

Howling... yes I heard howling. Saw many paw prints in the snow on this trail. Even saw a huge set that could possibly belong to a big cat. Nice trail to a quiet area to sit on a bench and hear just about nothing but the wind and the howling from two or three wolves or maybe it was a few coyote... either one they sounded beautiful and I would have loved to have seen them... from a distance!

11 months ago

Nice walk in the woods. Best views are at the beginning of the trail where you can see Caudill Cabin down below.

Monday, April 17, 2017

quiet hike to nothing spectacular.

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Saturday, September 05, 2015