Best Hikes in North Carolina
The Old North State offers hikers a wealth of beautiful landscapes to explore, ranging from the beaches of the barrier islands on the Atlantic coast to the forested hills of the Appalachian Mountains.
You can hike up to 96 miles of the Appalachian Trail within the borders of North Carolina, as well as another 225 miles in the higher country along the Tennessee state line.
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Eleven trails create a network that covers 12 miles of ground throughout Grandfather Mountain State Park, treating hikers to a variety of sites and scenes that have been famous in North Carolina for generations.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail runs for 1,175 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, and hikers can either attempt the entire trek (which takes about ---- days) or walk portions as short as they please.
Uwharrie National Forest
You'll have a chance to explore the sprawling forest, hills, and ridges from Badin Lake to the Pee Dee River on trails like Densons Creek Nature Trail, Birkhead Mountain Trail, Hannahs Creek Trail, Dutchman's Creek Trail, Wood Run Trail, Keyauwee Trail.
Chasteen Creek Loop
The nearly 17-mile Chasteen Creek Loop (comprised of the Bradley Fork Trail, Chasteen Creek Trail, the Smokemont Loop Trail, and the Cabine Flats Trail) leads hikers on a pleasant journey through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Source: The Best Hikes In North Carolina