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3,044 mi 4,899 km of trail 90 Featured Hikes

Gems 19 Gems Easy Trails 340 Trails Intermediate Trails 461 Trails Hard Trails 113 Trails
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Favorite Afternoon sun streaming through the trees on the Crest Trail.
Difficult

Mount Mitchell - Black Mountain Crest Trail #179

12.1 mi 19.5 km • Point to Point • 5,010 ft Ascent 1526.98 m Ascent

(48) Burnsville, NC
Favorite Enjoy a beautiful view of where the gorge carves through the mountains by sitting on one of the cliff edges along the Shortoff Mountain Trail.
Difficult

Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop

21.9 mi 35.2 km • Loop • 4,723 ft Ascent 1439.6 m Ascent

(50) Glen Al…, NC
Favorite Pilot Mountain on the Art Loeb Trail
Difficult

Art Loeb Trail

31.1 mi 50.1 km • Point to Point • 7,578 ft Ascent 2309.92 m Ascent

(39) Brevard, NC
Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Sterling Loop (Big Creek / Baxter Creek)

17.7 mi 28.6 km • Loop • 4,234 ft Ascent 1290.45 m Ascent

(35) Cove Creek, NC
Favorite Andrews Bald.
Intermediate

Andrews Bald Out and Back

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 806 ft Ascent 245.82 m Ascent

(39) Bryson…, NC
Favorite Pack a lunch and enjoy the view!
Intermediate

John Rock Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km • Point to Point • 975 ft Ascent 297.1 m Ascent

(32) Brevard, NC
Favorite View from the Mt. Mitchell summit.
Difficult

Mount Mitchell

11.7 mi 18.8 km • Out and Back • 3,651 ft Ascent 1112.72 m Ascent

(27) Black M…, NC
Favorite Near Sam's Knob
Intermediate

Sam Knob Loop

9.8 mi 15.7 km • Loop • 1,393 ft Ascent 424.63 m Ascent

(15) Brevard, NC

Trails in West and Mountains - 824

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1Boone Fork Trail
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.7 km Blowing Rock, NC 45 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Clingmans Dome Trail
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Bryson City, NC 45 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Looking Glass Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Brevard, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Brevard, NC 30 
7.7 mi 12.4 km #4Shortoff Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.4 km Glen Alpine, NC 16 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #5Profile Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Banner Elk, NC 23 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Woody Ridge Trail (177)
Extremely Difficult
Burnsville, NC
Extremely Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Burnsville, NC 14 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Grandfather Trail
Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Linville, NC 16 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Hawksbill Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Spruce Pine, NC 11 
102.3 mi 164.7 km #9AT: Smoky Mountain Hiking Club (TN/NC)
Intermediate/Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
102.3 mi 164.7 km Robbinsville, NC 13 
15.6 mi 25.1 km #10Hazel Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
15.6 mi 25.1 km Robbinsville, NC
2.4 mi 3.9 km #11Flat Top Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Blowing Rock, NC 20 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #12Whiteside Mountain
Intermediate
Cullowhee, NC
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Cullowhee, NC 15 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Table Rock Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Spruce Pine, NC 11 
6.6 mi 10.6 km #14Baxter Creek Trail
Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Cove Creek, NC 13 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #15Colbert Ridge Trail
Difficult
Burnsville, NC
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Burnsville, NC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #16Saddleback Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Salem, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Salem, NC
2.3 mi 3.7 km #17Holly Springs Trail #273
Intermediate/Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Glen Alpine, NC
1.7 mi 2.8 km #18Big Lost Cove Cliffs Trail
Intermediate
Linville, NC
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Linville, NC
0.6 mi 1.0 km #19Lower Pond Creek Trail
Difficult
Banner Elk, NC
Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Banner Elk, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #20Big Butt Trail #161
Intermediate/Difficult
Black Mountain, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
5.9 mi 9.5 km Black Mountain, NC

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