Explore the best trails in North Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Absolutely incredible!

Beautiful waterfall! Nice light walk too.

hiking
7 hours ago

really nice wooded trail. not difficult. rehabbing my knee to get back to being able to trail run again. This trail will be high on my list to run soon.

This is a very nice, well maintained trail that passes by three waterfalls. It's actually a well graded forest road in most places with benches to rest. There are a number of places to get into the water.

Great view at the top!

hiking
11 hours ago

Incredible view of the falls without too much work to get there. I highly suggest going to Turtleback falls a little further past the falls.

12 hours ago

This trail is very up and down and can be quite hard to navigate when muddy. Also there is a firing range near the far end of the trail, so if your dog is scared of guns and thunder, beware!

hiking
13 hours ago

Easy trail,quick loop for a warm up or stroll with kids.

This trail was a disappointment. Only one area with a view. Trail was shaley and without interest in the woods. We ended up going back to the Eno River State Park 15 minutes away to have a picnic lunch along the river.

amazing hike! so many gorgeous views and a good workout! definitely will go again, but with a lunch to enjoy the views

hiking
14 hours ago

An excellent trail, actually intermediate and with mixed views! We only saw 2 other people the whole time. Trail full of surprises. Theres a pretty steep incline if you are injured or have weak knees stay away.
Cons: Tons of horse flies and spiders.

Nice trail but be prepared to move aside for the bikes. Everyone was nice and appreciative of us moving so no issues. I do feel the signage could be better. It appears there are a few trails and we didn't see a sign for Owls Roost. We must have looked lost and a nice biker asked what we were looking for and gave directions. Once on the trail, no it was great!

hiking
15 hours ago

hiking
15 hours ago