100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina  by Joe Miller

100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina Guide Book

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina  by Joe Miller
North Carolina is a hiker’s dream: dramatic mountain hikes in the Southern Appalachians, lots of rolling trails near high population centers in the Piedmont, little-known trails on the Coastal Plain. The varied climates of the state make for a wide array of hiking opportunities, sure to provide favorites for everyone. Includes: cream-of-the-crop trails; full-color topographical maps, elevation profiles, and over 100 photographs; the most up-to-date information on public lands acquisition and regulations; and hikes for all levels of fitness: from heart-pounding climbs with sweeping vistas to smoother terrain filled with interesting historical tidbits.

© 2007 Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 100.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.

The maritime forest is a rare and disappearing species along the East Coast. One of the best spots to experience a remnant of this natural phenomenon is the Alice Hoffman Nature Trail at the North Car ...
Salter Path, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
If ever a trail could be described as being greater than the sum of its parts, it would be the American Tobacco Trail. The trail is one of many rails-to-trails projects nationwide—old rail lines that ...
Apex, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.75
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You may never hike the entire 2175-mile Appalachian Trail, but you can hike a section of it. And if you hike the 7.9-mile section heading south from the Nantahala Outdoor Center at the right time of y ...
Almond, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
What is it about a Southern Appalachian bald that is so alluring? Is it the mystery of how they came to be? Is it the fact that something so barren exists in land so otherwise lush? Or maybe it’s that ...
Bakersville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Like ridgeline hiking? Then you’ll love the 30 mile Art Loeb Trail, all but about 5 miles of which follows a ridge. The trail begins at the popular Davidson River Campground, spends about twenty minut ...
Pisgah Forest, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
Bent Creek is the twelfth man of this guide, the hike that makes it not by word of mouth or high profile, but because we discovered it. A hike stumbled upon by spotting a bunch of cars parked along a ...
Enka, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Rapidly becoming a “classic trail,” the 290 miles of the Benton MacKaye are a bit much for a “classic hike,” yet hikers should know this relatively young trail is here and explore their own “classic” ...
Waterville, NC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 290
Once you’re on the Crest Trail, it’s a grueling yo-yo of a climb along the rocky spine of the Black Mountains. The first mile, to Mount Craig, is comparatively easy and if you’re just in it for the gl ...
Black Mountain, NC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
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Every city should have a green space where you can go and lose yourself for a few hours. In Charlotte, it’s the Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek greenways, which run 4.1 miles along McAlpine and Camp ...
Matthews, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
Know someone who makes a sour pucker whenever you suggest a hike? Botanical gardens, through their splendiferous scenery, are great for fooling the recalcitrant into taking a hike. The Cape Fear Bot ...
Fayetteville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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What makes the Cape Fear River Trail particularly interesting is that despite its urban greenway feel, it takes in a remarkable amount of nature. Some seven hundred species of plants can be found alon ...
Fayetteville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
Were the North Carolina Division of State Parks into hucksterism, they might promote Carolina Beach State Park as such: “See the man-eating plants! Climb a rare coastal mountain! Dare to go near the s ...
Carolina Beach, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Begin your exploration of The Booger Man’s woods by crossing a footbridge over Palmer Creek. Head upstream a quarter-mile, then hang a left. For the next 3.8 miles or so you will be in Booger land. Sh ...
Cove Creek, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
The Cataloochee Divide Trail rewards whether you do the entire, daylong 12.8-mile out-and-back enchilada, or just hike the 1.2 miles to the overlook. It is a trail for both the avid outdoors person an ...
Cove Creek, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
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Cedarock Park is an unusual municipal park in that it’s a good 6 miles from anything that can be considered “municipal.” Yet the park appears as active as any true municipal playground, thanks to its ...
Bellemont, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
North Carolina has seven educational forests— Holmes in Henderson County, Jordan in Chatham County, Mountain Island in Lincoln and Gaston counties, Rendezvous Mountain in Wilkes County, Turnbull Creek ...
Clayton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Cliffs of the Neuse is small (890 acres), off-the-beaten path (the nearest road of consequence is US Route 70, 8 miles north), and only has four hiking trails, none of which is more than a half-mile. ...
Seven Springs, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Clingmans Dome presents that dilemma of so many peaks made accessible via a road to the summit. You could earn Clingmans Dome, doing it the hard way by making the 11-mile climb up Forney Creek or by t ...
Bryson City, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Take a trip above 6000 feet in North Carolina and you get to take an extra trip—to a Canadian spruce-fir forest. During the last ice age, which ended about ten thousand years ago, spruce-fir forests w ...
Bakersville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.75
The Mount Mitchell Trail is the glory way to reach the crest of the Black Mountains. Colbert Ridge Trail is the fun way. Part of the former’s draw is its whopping elevation gain of 3600 feet. Ther ...
Burnsville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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