Best trails in Marion

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Looking for a great trail near Marion, North Carolina? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountains State Park or Mount Mitchell State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Green River Gameland or Florence Nature Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Marion ranging from 0.7 to 3.5 miles and from 1,227 to 4,124 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Marion
Top trails (13)
#1 - Babel Tower Trail
Linville Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
In the spring wild flowers grow at trailside, and the views of the river at the tower are breathtaking. You are standing on a ledge about 400 feet above the river. You can also continue down to the rShow more
#2 - Toms Creek Falls Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
Very pleasant walk to the base of the falls. Several nice areas for camp sites along the creek. 14 day maximum camping per month posted. Old waterwheel base off to the right of the trail.Show more
#3 - Wiseman's View Recreation Area Trail
Linville Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
Note: An off road vehicle is recommended to drive to this trailhead. There are a lot of pot holes and wash outs before you get to the trail head.Show more
#4 - Chestoa View Loop Trail
Linville Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
Chestoa View Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#5 - Woods Mountain
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 22 mi • Est. Multi-day
Woods Mountain is a 22 mile out and back trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horseShow more
#6 - Crabtree Falls Trail Loop [CLOSED]
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Crabtree Falls Trail Loop [CLOSED] is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#7 - Bald Mountain Loop To Catawba River
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
Bald Mountain Loop To Catawba River is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#8 - Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway
Marion, North Carolina
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#9 - Bald Mountain Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Bald Mountain Trail is a 11.6 mile out and back trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and horsShow more
#10 - Bald Mountain, Bald Knob and Dobson Knob
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 32 m
Bald Mountain, Bald Knob and Dobson Knob is a 15.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
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