Hiking Project Logo

Central N. Carolina

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

1,938 mi 3,119 km of trail 63 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 379 Trails Intermediate Trails 446 Trails Hard Trails 26 Trails
Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!
Hiking Project is built by hikers like you.
Share what you know about this area with the community.

Gems in Central N. Carolina - 1

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Gems

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

Summit of Stone Mountain

(8) Thurmond, NC

Recommended Routes in Central N. Carolina - 63

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Recommended Routes

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

Company Mill Trail

5.1 mi 8.2 km 382' Up 116.51 m Up 565' Down 172.22 m Down

Cary, NC
Favorite View from Hanging Rock
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
Favorite Rays and ridges from Waterrock Knob. Photo by Robert Stephens.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mountains-to-Sea Trail

1,237.1 mi 1,991.0 km 74,609' Up 22740.7 m Up 80,868' Down 24648.5 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Perfect summit spot for trail mix
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
Favorite Boulders along the Mountain Trail.
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
Favorite Mountain Island Park Trail
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
Favorite A cardinal flower grows near a cove off the Bill Favor Lakeshore Trail.
Intermediate

Bill Faver Lakeshore Loop

2.1 mi 3.3 km 131' Up 40 m Up 131' Down 39.95 m Down

Jamestown, NC

Trails in Central N. Carolina - 788

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails

4.1 mi 6.7 km #1Moore's Wall Loop Trail
Difficult
Danbury, NC
Difficult
Danbury, NC 32 
3.6 mi 5.7 km #2Falls Lake Trail - Section 1
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Wake Forest, NC
6.3 mi 10.1 km #3Uwharrie Trail Extension
Intermediate
Troy, NC
Intermediate
Troy, NC 16 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #4Springhouse Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Hillsborough, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Hillsborough, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Jordan Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Murray's Mill Pond Loop Trail
Intermediate
Claremont, NC
Intermediate
Claremont, NC
2.4 mi 3.8 km #7Laurel Bluffs Trail (East)
Intermediate
Durham, NC
Intermediate
Durham, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km #8Shiner's Run Trail
Intermediate
Moravian Falls, NC
Intermediate
Moravian Falls, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Wood Duck Way
Easy
Hillsborough, NC
Easy
Hillsborough, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10River Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #11Walker Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #12Gilbert Yager Trail
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
Intermediate
Farmville, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #13Peaks Loop
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Walnut Grove Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Hillsborough, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #15Hart Trail
Intermediate
Butner, NC
Intermediate
Butner, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km #16Catawba Riverfront Greenway
Easy
Mount Holly, NC
Easy
Mount Holly, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #17Hickory Greenway
Intermediate
Northlakes, NC
Intermediate
Northlakes, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #18Salisbury Greenway (Grants Creek)
Intermediate
Salisbury, NC
Intermediate
Salisbury, NC
2.7 mi 4.4 km #19Statesville Greenway - Fourth Creek Section
Easy
Statesville, NC
Easy
Statesville, NC
2.4 mi 3.9 km #20Caldwell Station Creek Greenway
Easy
Cornelius, NC
Easy
Cornelius, NC

Photos of Central N. Carolina - 1283

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Photos

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