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Best trails in Marion

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Looking for a great trail near Marion, North Carolina? AllTrails has 12 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 (12)
#1 - Crabtree Falls Trail Loop
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#2 - Toms Creek Falls Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
Very pleasant walk to the base of Tom Creek Falls, an 80-foot cascade. Several nice areas for campsites along the creek (14-day maximum camping limit per month posted). There is an old waterwheel base off to the right of the trail. Accessibility: This trail has a new crushed gravel surface and is typically at least five feet wide. The average grade is 4% but it has some steep sections with a grade over 15% at the end of the trail. The Falls observation deck at the end of the trail is accessible.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
#5 - Woods Mountain
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 22 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway
Marion, North Carolina
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
#7 - Bald Mountain Loop To Catawba River
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
#8 - Bald Mountain Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
#9 - Bald Mountain, Bald Knob and Dobson Knob
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 32 m
#10 - FS-469A
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
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