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

Summit of Stone Mountain

(12) Thurmond, NC

Recommended Routes in Central N. Carolina - 41

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Favorite Stone Mountain Falls.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Stone Mountain Loop Trail

4.4 mi 7.1 km 884' Up 269.44 m Up 884' Down 269.37 m Down

Thurmond, NC
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Favorite View from Hanging Rock
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hanging Rock Trail

2.7 mi 4.3 km 443' Up 135.15 m Up 440' Down 134.24 m Down

Danbury, NC
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Favorite Rocky sections require trekking poles... at least when you're carrying a load!
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

The Pinnacle

4.3 mi 7.0 km 813' Up 247.9 m Up 830' Down 252.84 m Down

Kings M…, NC
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Favorite Boulders along the Mountain Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Pilot Mountain Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km 643' Up 195.98 m Up 647' Down 197.35 m Down

Pilot M…, NC
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Favorite Rocky sections require trekking poles... at least when you're carrying a load!
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Crowders Triple Peak

12.9 mi 20.8 km 2,485' Up 757.41 m Up 2,479' Down 755.45 m Down

Besseme…, NC
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Favorite Great Blue Heron Raven Rock
Intermediate Intermediate

Campbell Creek Loop Trail

5.0 mi 8.1 km 436' Up 132.96 m Up 436' Down 132.9 m Down

Broadway, NC
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Favorite Mountain Island Park Trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Mountain Island Park Trail

3.3 mi 5.2 km 61' Up 18.72 m Up 62' Down 18.75 m Down

Mount H…, NC
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Favorite Murray's Mill Trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Murray's Mill Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 47' Up 14.45 m Up 95' Down 28.89 m Down

Claremont, NC
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Favorite About halfway up ridge looking off towards Stone Mtn State Park
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Doughton Recreation Area Loop

16.4 mi 26.4 km 2,908' Up 886.28 m Up 2,920' Down 889.88 m Down

Hays, NC
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Central N. Carolina Hiking

  • 1,328 Miles 2,136 Kilometers of Trail
  • 41 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 356 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 357 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 32 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central N. Carolina - 704

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4.1 mi 6.7 km #1Moore's Wall Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Danbury, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Danbury, NC 40 
6.3 mi 10.1 km #2Uwharrie Trail Extension
Intermediate Intermediate
Troy, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Troy, NC 20 
20.1 mi 32.4 km #3Uwharrie National Recreation Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Troy, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Troy, NC 20 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Murray's Mill Pond Loop Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Claremont, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Claremont, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #5Catawba Riverfront Greenway
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Mount Holly, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Mount Holly, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Mineral Springs Greenway
Intermediate Intermediate
Mineral Springs, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Mineral Springs, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km #7Shiner's Run Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Moravian Falls, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Moravian Falls, NC
1.5 mi 2.5 km #8Lake Loop (#5)
Intermediate Intermediate
Millers Creek, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Millers Creek, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #9Sugar Creek Greenway: I-485 to Polk Historic Site
Easy Easy
Pineville, NC
Easy Easy
Pineville, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Hickory Greenway
Intermediate Intermediate
Northlakes, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Northlakes, NC

Photos of Central N. Carolina - 1,561

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

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