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The Best Hiking in Franklin

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

Top hiking spots in and near Franklin

  • Lexington, North Carolina

    Cave and Wildflower Trail Loop

    0.74 mi / 115 ft gain
    Cave and Wildflower Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lexington, North Carolina.
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  • Lexington, North Carolina

    Backcountry Trail to Cottonwood Trail to Boone's Peak Trail Loop

    2 mi / 194 ft gain
    Backcountry Trail to Cottonwood Trail to Boone's Peak Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lexington, North Carolina.
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  • Lexington, North Carolina

    Wetlands and Wildlands Trail Loop

    0.97 mi / 167 ft gain
    Wetlands and Wildlands Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lexington, North Carolina.
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  • Salisbury, North Carolina

    Dan Nicholas Park Trail

    2.7 mi / 148 ft gain
    Dan Nicholas Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salisbury, North Carolina.
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  • Salisbury, North Carolina

    Eagle Point Trail

    3.17 mi / 174 ft gain
    Eagle Point Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Richfield, North Carolina.
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  • Lexington, North Carolina

    Lake Thom-a-Lex Nature Trail

    1.63 mi / 171 ft gain
    Lake Thom-a-Lex Nature Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Welcome, North Carolina.
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  • Statesville, North Carolina

    Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council Trail

    3.98 mi / 246 ft gain
    Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Statesville, North Carolina.
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  • Richfield, North Carolina

    Falcon Trail

    2.65 mi / 262 ft gain
    Falcon Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Richfield, North Carolina.
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  • Davidson, North Carolina

    Fisher Farm Trail

    2.08 mi / 282 ft gain
    Fisher Farm Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Davidson, North Carolina.
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  • Mount Pleasant, North Carolina

    Buffalo Creek Preserve

    4.04 mi / 335 ft gain
    Buffalo Creek Preserve is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mount Pleasant, North Carolina.
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  • Troutman, North Carolina

    Alder Trail

    0.89 mi / 79 ft gain
    Alder Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Troutman, North Carolina.
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  • Statesville, North Carolina

    Laurel, Wildlife, and Fox Loop

    15.36 mi / 1424 ft gain
    Laurel, Wildlife, and Fox Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Statesville, North Carolina.
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  • Troutman, North Carolina

    Hawk Loop and Hicks Creep Loop

    3.86 mi / 453 ft gain
    Hawk Loop and Hicks Creep Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Troutman, North Carolina.
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  • Troutman, North Carolina

    Monbo Loop

    6.35 mi / 640 ft gain
    Monbo Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Troutman, North Carolina.
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  • Statesville, North Carolina

    Hike the Lake Shore Trail at Lake Norman

    4.3
    5 mi / 75 ft gain
    From the Cove Picnic area in Lake Norman State Park, you immediately begin hiking along the lakeshore. If you don't want to take the full lake loop, use Short Turn Trail for a 2.5 mile hike. This trail makes for a moderate hike or solid trail run route.
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  • Concord, North Carolina

    Frank Liske Park Loop

    2.2 mi / 115 ft gain
    Frank Liske Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Concord, North Carolina.
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