The Best Backpacking in North Carolina

Looking for the best backpacking in North Carolina? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around North Carolina. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

  • Hike and Camp the Sam Knob Loop

    4.8
    3.2 mi
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  • Hike to Grassy Ridge Bald in the Roan Highlands

    5.0
    5.3 mi / 700 ft gain
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  • Hike the Art Loeb Trail

    4.8
    32 mi / 7887 ft gain
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  • Hike Looking Glass Rock

    4.5
    6.1 mi / 1729 ft gain
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  • Hike to the Summit of Shortoff Mountain

    4.8
    4.4 mi / 1321 ft gain
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  • Camp on Hawksbill Mountain

    4.8
    1.7 mi / 700 ft gain
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  • Hike to the Wesser Bald Fire Tower

    4.7
    2.8 mi / 1500 ft gain
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  • Explore the Treasures of Shining Rock

    4.3
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  • Hike to Skinny Dip Falls

    4.8
    2 mi / 400 ft gain
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  • Hike from Max Patch to Hot Springs, N.C.

    3.0
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  • Hike to Huckleberry Knob

    4.8
    2.4 mi / 397 ft gain
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  • Backpack Graveyard Fields-Black Balsam Knob Circuit

    4.4
    10.75 mi / 1879 ft gain
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  • Camp in the Linville Gorge via the Pinch In Trail

    1.5 mi
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  • Camp on Shortoff Mountain in the Linville Gorge

    5.0
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  • Backpack the Dutchman's Creek Trail, Uwharrie NF

    3.3
    11 mi / 512 ft gain
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  • Camp at Davidson River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest

    4.5
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