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Best trails in Candler

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Looking for a great trail near Candler, North Carolina? AllTrails has 7 great hiking 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 Gorges State Park or Jones Gap State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Green River Gameland or Pinnacle Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Candler ranging from 1.3 to 5 miles and from 2,201 to 4,032 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 Candler
Top trails (7)
#1 - Shut-In Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 7 h 50 m
Shut-In Trail is a 15.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Candler, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#2 - Little Pisgah Mountain
Candler, North Carolina
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Little Pisgah Mountain is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Candler, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#3 - Bent Creek Gap OHV Road
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 4.4 mi
Powhatten Camping Area to Blue Ridge Parkway via Bent Gap National Forest Road #479 (dirt/gravel fire road). Licensed and non-motorized vehicles only.Show more
#4 - Shell Knob via Shut-in
Candler, North Carolina
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 48 m
Shell Knob via Shut-in is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near Candler, North Carolina and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking.Show more
#5 - 600 Spencer Gap
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
600 Spencer Gap is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Candler, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
#6 - Deer Lake Lodge, Corvair and Wolf Branch Trail
Powhatan Recreation Area
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Wolf Branch, Corvair and Deer Lake Loop via Deer Lake Lodge Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Candler, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#7 - Pine Tree and Deerfield Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Pine Tree and Deerfield Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Candler, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more