Best Backpacking in North Carolina

This list represents the most popular backpacking in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Ascend Twentymile Creek, passing Twentymile Cascades and along dark pools before leaving ...
This short loop hike traverses a seldom-visited area of the Smokies. Beginning at Lakeview ...
This hike fairly exudes the aura of the high country, as you traverse in and out of the ...
It would be hard to pick a better two-night backpack than this one. You get to sleep in ...
This is a terrific three-day hike, encompassing much of what the Smokies have to offer. ...
Shuckstack Tower is an old fire tower, one of few remaining in the park. At its base are ...
On this trip, you’ll head up the famed fishing waters of Deep Creek, the origin of many ...
Rapidly becoming a “classic trail,” the 290 miles of the Benton MacKaye are a bit much ...
The biological diversity of the Smokies can be well appreciated on this trek, which follows ...
On this day trip, you’re headed to Mayberry. The fictional TV town was fashioned after ...
In 1874, Richard Joshua Reynolds arrived here on horseback from Virginia to start a tobacco ...
Southeast of Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, and Lexington beckon the day visitor ...
The highway west takes you to the town that locals call the “Southern Part of Heaven.” ...
Travel east past Morehead City to Beaufort, the “crown jewel of the Crystal Coast.” With ...
Situated amid graceful live oaks, Southport garnered praise from Rand McNally as one of ...
This day trip, a straight shot from Raleigh-Durham east, mixes history, Hollywood, beaches, ...
This day trip could be called a transportation day trip, an animal lover’s day trip, or ...
For this day trip, head east toward Rocky Mount, taking the exit in the direction of Wilson, ...
Head east to the wide Pamlico River for this day trip to North Carolina’s oldest town. ...
Travel back in time as you head west to Greensboro. This Triad city allows you to relive ...
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