Top Spots

Water Plant Loop Trail

Robbins, North Carolina

0.8 mi / 102 ft gain

Governor's Creek Trail

Carthage, North Carolina

5.01 mi / 456 ft gain

Luckystone Trail

Bear Creek, North Carolina

0.59 mi / 20 ft gain

Purgatory Mountain Paved Route

Asheboro, North Carolina

0.59 mi / 82 ft gain

Mineral Springs Greenway

Asheboro, North Carolina

1.85 mi / 174 ft gain

Purgatory Mountain via North Carolina Zoo

Asheboro, North Carolina

1.88 mi / 335 ft gain

Reservoir Park

Southern Pines, North Carolina

2.08 mi / 167 ft gain

Pisgah Covered Bridge Loop

Asheboro, North Carolina

0.16 mi / 46 ft gain

Deep River Rail Trail

Ramseur, North Carolina

1.29 mi / 56 ft gain

Places to stay

Troy, North Carolina

Canebrake Horse Camp

Eldorado, North Carolina

Badin Lake Campground

Eldorado, North Carolina

Arrowhead Campground

New London, North Carolina

Badin Lake Group Camp

Troy, North Carolina

King's Mountain Point Picnic Pavilion (Nc)

Lillington, North Carolina

Meadow Escape at CATHIS Farm

From $100 / night

Guides and stories

The Best Waterfalls in Western North Carolina

Jared Beeler

Top 5 Best Places to Stargaze and Shoot the Milky Way in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains

Jared Beeler

10 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in North Carolina

The Outbound Collective

12 Must-Do Backpacking Adventures in North Carolina

The Outbound Collective

The 25 Best Hikes in North Carolina

The Outbound Collective

10 of North Carolina's Best Campsites

The Outbound Collective

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