Outbound Collective logo

The Best Backpacking in Del Rio

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Del Rio

  • Del Rio, Tennessee

    Max Patch to Hot Springs, N.C. via Appalachian Trail

    3.0
    14.06 mi / 2966 ft gain
    Make a weekend trip from Max Patch to Hot Springs N.C., and be sure to soak in the natural hot springs at the old inn after your hike! This is an incredible, relatively easy hike with the reward at the end being hot springs on the French Broad River. You can break this up however you like, this i...
    Read more
  • Del Rio, Tennessee

    Appalachian Trail: Lemon Gap To Max Patch

    10.29 mi / 2146 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Lemon Gap To Max Patch is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hot Springs, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Del Rio, Tennessee

    Max Patch Loop via Appalachian Trail

    1.54 mi / 318 ft gain
    Max Patch Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hot Springs, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Del Rio, Tennessee

    Hike Max Patch Mountain

    5.0
    3 mi / 350 ft gain
    Max Patch Mountain was once cleared for pasture land, leaving an expansive flat summit that now serves as the ideal location for a picnic hike, flying a kite, or laying in the sun surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. With little elevation gain and a short distance it is also very family (and ...
    Read more
  • Hot Springs, North Carolina

    Appalachian Trail: Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs

    6.02 mi / 1109 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Hot Springs, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Hot Springs, North Carolina

    Appalachian Trail: Hot Springs to Max Patch

    19.25 mi / 6703 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Hot Springs to Max Patch is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Hot Springs, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Waynesville, North Carolina

    Davenport Gap Shelter via Appalachian Trail

    1.87 mi / 840 ft gain
    Davenport Gap Shelter via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Waynesville, North Carolina

    Mount Cammerer and Mount Sterling Loop

    30.12 mi / 9078 ft gain
    Mount Cammerer and Mount Sterling Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Mount Cammerer via Big Creek Trail

    16.74 mi / 3881 ft gain
    Mount Cammerer via Big Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Big Creek Trail

    10.5 mi / 1686 ft gain
    Big Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Waynesville, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Big Creek and Mt Sterling Loop

    27.58 mi / 5472 ft gain
    Big Creek and Mt Sterling Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Waynesville, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Mount Sterling Overnight Loop Trail

    16.74 mi / 4590 ft gain
    Mount Sterling Overnight Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Waynesville, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Hike to Mt. Sterling's Fire Tower

    4.0
    12 mi / 4200 ft gain
    On your way in, stop at the ranger station parking lot to use the outhouses and grab a map for $1. Once at the Baxter Creek trailhead you have two options: 1. The Out and Back (12.2 miles) 2. The Loop (17 miles)Out and Back: Start on the Baxter Creek Trail and continue up for 6.1 miles until you...
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Mt. Sterling via Baxter Creek Trail

    12.05 mi / 4350 ft gain
    Mt. Sterling via Baxter Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Hartford, Tennessee.
    Read more
  • Newport, North Carolina

    Benton MacKaye Trail: Smokemount to Big Creek

    30.39 mi / 8802 ft gain
    Benton MacKaye Trail: Smokemount to Big Creek is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cherokee, North Carolina.
    Read more
  • Marshall, North Carolina

    Appalachian Trail: Allen Gap to Spring Mountain Shelter

    7.33 mi / 2585 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Allen Gap to Spring Mountain Shelter is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Greeneville, Tennessee.
    Read more