Best trails in Barnardsville

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Looking for a great trail near Barnardsville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, running trails, forest 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 Mount Mitchell State Park or Chimney Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rich-Laurel Wildlife Area or Florence Nature Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Barnardsville ranging from 1.7 to 4.3 miles and from 2,723 to 5,856 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 Barnardsville
Top trails (13)
#1 - Craggy Pinnacle Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 28 m
Craggy Pinnacle Trail is one of the most beautiful trails to hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway when the Rhododendrons are blooming forming a canopy of magenta and purple color against the greenery and thShow more
#2 - Craggy Gardens Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Craggy Gardens. Short trail with great mountain views.Show more
#3 - Douglas Falls Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 25 m
Douglas Falls Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers.Show more
#4 - Bullhead Mountain and Locust Knob
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Bullhead Mountain and Locust Knob is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderateShow more
#5 - Douglas Falls Trail via Big Ivy Road
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h
Note: Big Ivy Road is seasonally closed to motor vehicles. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/alerts-notices/?cid=fseprd529172Show more
#6 - Big Butt Trail
Mount Mitchell State Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m
Big Butt Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adveShow more
#7 - Little Butt and Point Misery Hike
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Ridge Views, Fall Colors, Good Exercise The trail is a generally ascending, descending ridge-line walk, with some outstanding views of the Mt. Mitchell Range. Fall would probably be the best time forShow more
#8 - Walker Creek Trail
Barnardsville, North Carolina
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
This site is open to the public although it is on privately owned land.Show more
#9 - Mountains to Sea Trail: Bearpen Gap to Ox Creek
Barnardsville, North Carolina
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Mountains to Sea Trail: Bearpen Gap to Ox Creek is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recShow more
#10 - Elk Pen to Laurel Gap to Lower Staire Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Elk Pen to Laurel Gap to Lower Staire Loop is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficuShow more
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