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Best trails in Black Mountain

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Looking for a great trail near Black Mountain, North Carolina? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail 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 Green River Gameland or Rich-Laurel Wildlife Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 8 hard trails in Black Mountain ranging from 1.2 to 15.3 miles and from 1,125 to 5,659 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 Black Mountain
Top trails (15)
#1 - West Ridge Trail to Little Piney
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
This loop offers a steep climb up to the ridge with gorgeous views. The trail connects with West Ridge Trail and Big Piney Trail.Show more
#2 - Big Piney Ridge Loop Trail to Forked Ridge Knob and Graybeard Mountain
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
NOTE: A section of big piney loop is permanently closed as stated in other remarks so you do detour to little piney loop. (It adds approx .8 mile extra distance.) Also note that the trail end at little piney is almost a mile from the graybeard trailhead so you do end up going through a neighborhood.Show more
#3 - Weed Patch Mountain Trail
Buffalo Creek Park
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Length: 15.3 mi • Est. 8 h 42 m
#4 - Buffalo Creek Park Trail
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
#5 - Glassmine Falls Overlook to Bullhead Mountain
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#6 - Bullhead Mountain From Graybeard Mountain Overlook
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
#7 - Kitsuma and Point Lookout Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
This trail is very popular with mountain bikers.Show more
#8 - Pinnacle via Graybeard Mountain Trail and Old Mitchell Toll Road
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 48 m
#9 - Lake Tomahawk Walking Trail
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#10 - Douglas M. Brock Park Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
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