Best trails in Old Fort

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Looking for a great trail near Old Fort, North Carolina? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, running 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 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. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Old Fort ranging from 1.6 to 10.2 miles and from 1,591 to 5,403 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Catawba Falls Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Easy, short hike to pretty waterfalls. Low effort, high yield. Show more
#2 - Graybeard Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Graybeard Trail is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#3 - Pisgah Point Lookout Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
Pisgah Point Lookout Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
#4 - Heartbreak Ridge Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
Heartbreak Ridge Trail is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hikShow more
#5 - Snooks Nose
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Snooks Nose is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#6 - Harry Byran Trail Loop
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 56 m
Harry Byran Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#7 - Kitsuma Peak (Short Route)
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 58 m
Kitsuma Peak (Short Route) is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#8 - Hickory Branch Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Hickory Branch Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#9 - Green Knob Overlook via Snooks Nose Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 15 m
Green Knob Overlook via Snooks Nose Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is prShow more
#10 - Green Ridge to Green Knob
Mount Mitchell State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 35 m
Green Ridge to Green Knob is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Fort, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
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