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Best trails in Big Island

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Explore the most popular trails near Big Island with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Big Island
Top trails (4)
#1 - Terrapin Mountain Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
The two overlooks provide fantastic views of Apple Orchard Mountain, Thunder Ridge, and the Peaks of Otter. There is also a waterfall beside the trail near the end of the hike. Please note that you will be crossing the creek twice on this hike and may get your feet wet. Show more
#2 - Appalachian Trail: Petites Gap to James River
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
#3 - Hunting Creek Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#4 - Piney Ridge Trail
James River Face Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m