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Best trails in Old Fort

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Looking for a great trail near Old Fort, North Carolina? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, views 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 Florence Nature Preserve. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Old Fort ranging from 3.3 to 15 miles and from 1,614 to 6,683 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 Old Fort
Top trails (13)
#1 - Catawba Falls Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Easy, short hike to pretty waterfalls. Low effort, high yield. Large parking lot right at the trailhead. SAFETY WARNING: There have been deaths and many injuries caused by hikers falling from the falls. Please do not climb on slick rocks and in close vicinity of the falls (upper and lower) - a photo opportunity is not worth a life.Show more
#2 - Graybeard Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
#3 - Harry Byran Trail Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 56 m
#4 - Snooks Nose
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
#5 - Heartbreak Ridge via Star Gap Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
#6 - Hickory Branch Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#7 - Kitsuma Peak (Short Route)
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 58 m
#8 - Kitsuma Peak Trail (Long Route)
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
#9 - Green Knob Overlook via Snooks Nose Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
Note: the trail is shared by hikers and mountain bikers so users recommend hiking in the opposite direction of the bike traffic. If you are biking please do signal your presence ahead of time. Also you may encounter rattle snakes on this trail. Whistles and pepper-spray are recommended. Show more
#10 - Green Ridge to Green Knob
Mount Mitchell State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 35 m
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