Best Climbing in North Carolina

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

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#1. Crowders Mountain State Park


As the closest, most dramatic mountain park to Charlotte, “Crowders” lives up to its name. Park attendance has skyrocketed in recent years. Rangers increasingly warn of parking delays on nice weekends…
From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Kings Mountain, NC - Birding, Climbing, Hiking - 1-8 miles Best Trail in nc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Stone Mountain State Park


Stone Mountain State Park is a more than 14,000-acre parcel that combines the park’s namesake summit below the Blue Ridge Parkway and a 370-acre satellite tract above the Parkway on Bullhead Mountain…
From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Elkin, NC - Climbing, Fishing, Hiking - 1-6 miles
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#3. Linville Gorge Wilderness Hike


Take a hike in legendary Linville Gorge to the Tower of Babel, where fantastic views await from a stony perch deep in the Linville Gorge Wilderness. Travel along the gorge slope on a rugged path that…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina "
Morganton, NC - Climbing, Hiking - 5.8 miles
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