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Best trails in Topton

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Looking for a great trail near Topton, North Carolina? AllTrails has 12 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 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pinnacle Park or Blue Valley Experimental Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Topton ranging from 2.2 to 16.9 miles and from 1,952 to 5,337 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 Topton
Top trails (12)
#1 - Wesser Bald Fire Tower via Appalachian Trail
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Wesser Bald Fire Tower via Appalachian Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The Show more
#2 - Appalachian Trail: Wayah Bald to Tellico Gap
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 41 m
Appalachian Trail: Wayah Bald to Tellico Gap is a 13.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. ThShow more
#3 - Appalachian Trail: Tellico Bald to Burningtown Bald
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Appalachian Trail: Tellico Bald to Burningtown Bald is a 4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as modeShow more
#4 - Wesser Bald via Appalachian Trail
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 7 h
Wesser Bald via Appalachian Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail Show more
#5 - Wayah Gap to Murphy Road
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
High clear bald with breathtaking views Easy to follow. Can camp near SR at Wayah Gap. Picnic tables there.Show more
#6 - Old River Road
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h
Old River Road is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#7 - Bartram Trail: Winding Stairs to Nantahala Lake
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 9 h 4 m
Bartram Trail: Winding Stairs to Nantahala Lake is a 16.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderShow more
#8 - Winding Stairs
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Winding Stairs is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbShow more
#9 - Wayah Bald Recreation Area via Appalachian Trail
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
Wayah Bald Recreation Area via Appalachian Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderaShow more
#10 - Winding Stairs Northern Approach
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Winding Stairs Northern Approach is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topton, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used fShow more
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