Hiking Near Me In Each Town

High Country of NC

Explore the best of the High Country of North Carolina with our guide to one popular hike near each charming town. From breathtaking vistas to serene waterfalls, these trails offer the perfect blend of adventure and natural beauty, making them ideal for hikers of all levels.

  • Banner Elk:
    Elk River Falls Trail – A short, easy hike leading to the beautiful Elk River Falls, a popular spot for its impressive waterfall and swimming hole.
  • Beech Mountain:
    Emerald Outback Trail – A network of trails offering varying difficulty levels, known for its beautiful vistas, lush forests, and well-maintained paths.
  • Blowing Rock:
    Glen Burney Trail – This moderately difficult trail leads to the picturesque Glen Burney Falls and offers a peaceful woodland hike.
  • Boone:
    Rough Ridge Trail—Part of the Tanawha Trail, this hike provides spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Linn Cove Viaduct.
  • Linville:
    Linville Falls Trail—Located in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, this trail offers several viewpoints from different angles to see the stunning Linville Falls.
  • Seven Devils:
    Otter Falls Trail—This moderately easy hike leads to scenic Otter Falls, which is surrounded by a peaceful forest setting.
  • Sugar Mountain:
    Sugar Mountain Resort Trails—This park offers a variety of trails that provide great views of the surrounding mountains and opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife spotting.
  • Todd:
    Green Knob Trail – A less crowded, moderate trail that provides beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
  • Valle Crucis:
    Valle Crucis Park Trails—This network of easy trails is perfect for a family-friendly hike. It offers scenic views of the Watauga River and the surrounding countryside.
  • West Jefferson:
    Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Trails—Includes several trails such as the Summit Trail, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Wilkesboro:
    Stone Mountain Loop Trail—A moderately challenging hike that takes you to the summit of Stone Mountain, past stunning granite cliffs and beautiful waterfalls.

These trails offer a mix of challenging hikes, easy walks, and scenic views, catering to various hiking preferences and skill levels.

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