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1,832 mi 2,948 km of trail 47 Featured Hikes

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gem Favorite The summit of Stone Mountain offers beautiful views of Wolf Rock in the background.

Summit of Stone Mountain

(8) Thurmond, NC

Featured Hikes in Central N. Carolina - 47

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Favorite Some of the quartz that is present on the Company Mill Trail.
Intermediate

Company Mill Trail

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Point to Point • 382 ft Ascent 116.51 m Ascent

(30) Cary, NC
Favorite View from Hanging Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanging Rock Trail

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 443 ft Ascent 135.15 m Ascent

(26) Danbury, NC
Favorite Rays and ridges from Waterrock Knob. Photo by Robert Stephens.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mountains-to-Sea Trail

1,250.3 mi 2,012.2 km • Point to Point • 76,034 ft Ascent 23175.3 m Ascent

(6) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Perfect summit spot for trail mix
Intermediate

The Pinnacle

4.3 mi 7.0 km • Point to Point • 813 ft Ascent 247.9 m Ascent

(24) Kings M…, NC
Favorite In May, the beautiful Catawba Rhododendron entice visitors with their colors and scent.
Easy/Intermediate

Flower Hill Trail

0.7 mi 1.1 km • Out and Back • 38 ft Ascent 11.68 m Ascent

(3) Archer…, NC
Favorite Boulders along the Mountain Trail.
Intermediate

Pilot Mountain Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km • Loop • 643 ft Ascent 195.98 m Ascent

(12) Pilot M…, NC
Favorite This is the flume for the old mill.
Intermediate

Eno Outer Loop

7.4 mi 12.0 km • Loop • 846 ft Ascent 257.94 m Ascent

(4) Hillsbo…, NC
Favorite Murray's Mill Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Murray's Mill Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km • Point to Point • 47 ft Ascent 14.45 m Ascent

(1) Claremont, NC

Trails in Central N. Carolina - 713

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4.3 mi 7.0 km #1Stone Mountain Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Thurmond, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.3 mi 7.0 km Thurmond, NC 35 
4.1 mi 6.7 km #2Moore's Wall Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Danbury, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.7 km Danbury, NC 24 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #3Springhouse Loop
Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Hillsborough, NC
3.6 mi 5.7 km #4Falls Lake Trail - Section 1
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.7 km Wake Forest, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5Mountain Island Park Trail
Intermediate
Mount Holly, NC
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Mount Holly, NC
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Bill Faver Lakeshore Trail
Intermediate
Jamestown, NC
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Jamestown, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km #7Shiner's Run Trail
Intermediate
Moravian Falls, NC
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.8 km Moravian Falls, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Jordan Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Butner, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Wood Duck Way
Easy
Hillsborough, NC
Easy
1.2 mi 1.9 km Hillsborough, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Farmville, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #11Walker Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Butner, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #12Peaks Loop
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Butner, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #13Gilbert Yager Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Farmville, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Walnut Grove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Hillsborough, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #15Hart Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Butner, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Butner, NC
6.3 mi 10.1 km #16Uwharrie Trail Extension
Intermediate
Troy, NC
Intermediate
6.3 mi 10.1 km Troy, NC 13 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #17Murray's Mill Pond Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Claremont, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Claremont, NC
2.4 mi 3.8 km #18Laurel Bluffs Trail (East)
Intermediate
Durham, NC
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Durham, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #19Hickory Greenway
Intermediate
Northlakes, NC
Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Northlakes, NC
2.4 mi 3.9 km #20Caldwell Station Creek Greenway
Easy
Cornelius, NC
Easy
2.4 mi 3.9 km Cornelius, NC

Photos of Central N. Carolina - 1121

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Springhouse Loop
Sep 4, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
Upper Cascades Falls
Jan 26, 2016 near Danbury, NC
Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Freedom Park
Jun 18, 2019 near Charlotte, NC
Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council Trail
Jun 18, 2019 near Statesv…, NC
Small bridge along South Fork Trail
Jun 18, 2019 near Lowell, NC
Trail
May 15, 2019 near Spring…, NC
In May, the beautiful Catawba Rhododendron entice visitors with their colors and scent.
Jan 5, 2016 near Archer…, NC
Widows Creek Falls, Stone Mountain State Park, on MST Segment 6. Photo by Joe Mickey.
May 17, 2016 near Thurmond, NC

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