Best Walking in North Carolina

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

  • #1 Linville Falls Trail

    28 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 3,182 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles ...

  • #2 Mount Mitchell Trail

    13 Reviews

    Mount Mitchell State Park, NC

    Mount Mitchell Trail is a hiking trail in Yancey County, North Carolina. It is within Mount Mitchell State Park. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 6,630 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  5.1 miles

    Mount Mitchell Trail is a hiking trail in Yancey County, North Carolina. It is within Mount Mitchell State Park. It is 5.1 ...

  • #3 Graveyard Fields Loop Trail

    10 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Graveyard Fields Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 5,135 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Graveyard Fields Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 1.1 ...

  • #4 Hanging Rock Trail

    6 Reviews

    Stokes County, NC

    Hanging Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Stokes County, North Carolina. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 1,705 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.2 miles

    Hanging Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Stokes County, North Carolina. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 1,705 feet altitude. ...

  • #5 Duke Forest

    2 Reviews

    Durham, NC

    The Duke Cross-Country Trail and Fit Loop is a popular recreational facility, and once you walk on this beautiful trail you will understand why. You will enjoy this trail almost any season of ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Duke Cross-Country Trail and Fit Loop is a popular recreational facility, and once you walk on this beautiful trail you ...

  • #6 Stone Mountain Loop Trail

    6 Reviews

    Stone Mountain State Park, NC

    Stone Mountain Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Wilkes County, North Carolina. It is within Stone Mountain State Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 1,876 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Stone Mountain Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Wilkes County, North Carolina. It is within Stone Mountain State Park. It ...

  • #7 Appalachian Trail

    8 Reviews

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

    Appalachian Trail is a hiking and horse trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 33.4 miles long and begins at 6,600 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  33.4 miles

    Appalachian Trail is a hiking and horse trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...

  • #8 Shelley Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Raleigh, NC

    The walk around Shelley Lake is a popular trail in the greenway system. You will see boaters, hikers, bikers, and picnickers, as well as people fishing, sunning, and strolling. So pack a picnic, ...
    •  1.25 hours
    •  2.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The walk around Shelley Lake is a popular trail in the greenway system. You will see boaters, hikers, bikers, and picnickers, ...

  • #9 Crowders Mountain Access Road

    7 Reviews

    Ridgeline Trail, NC

    Crowders Mountain Access Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Gastonia, North Carolina. It is within Ridgeline Trail. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 892 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  1.9 miles

    Crowders Mountain Access Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Gastonia, North Carolina. It is within Ridgeline Trail. ...

  • #10 Lake Johnson Trail

    1 Reviews

    Raleigh, NC

    This walk lets you sample the Lake Johnson Greenway, a popular greenway and park, which is part of the Walnut Creek Greenway. As a matter of fact, if you walk on a weekend, expect crowds; the ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk lets you sample the Lake Johnson Greenway, a popular greenway and park, which is part of the Walnut Creek Greenway. ...

  • #11 Mount Pisgah Trail

    6 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Mount Pisgah Trail is a hiking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 4,982 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  2.1 miles

    Mount Pisgah Trail is a hiking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 2.1 miles ...

  • #12 Shining Creek Path

    6 Reviews

    Shining Rock Wilderness, NC

    Shining Creek Path is a hiking and biking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Shining Rock Wilderness. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 3,382 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.0 miles

    Shining Creek Path is a hiking and biking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Shining Rock Wilderness. ...

  • #13 Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail

    6 Reviews

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

    Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 6,479 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...

  • #14 Deep Creek Trail

    5 Reviews

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

    Deep Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 12.1 miles long and begins at 4,760 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  12.1 miles

    Deep Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...

  • #15 Duke University and Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    1 Reviews

    Durham, NC

    Two memorable sights await you on this walk, one of which is Duke Chapel. Its soaring spires and English Gothic architecture will make you think you are in Old-World Europe rather than modern-day ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Two memorable sights await you on this walk, one of which is Duke Chapel. Its soaring spires and English Gothic architecture ...

  • #16 Tar Heels and Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

    0 Reviews

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Come walk America’s oldest state university campus. As you walk down Franklin Street and along the campus streets, you may learn why many alumni, friends of the university, citizens of the small ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Come walk America’s oldest state university campus. As you walk down Franklin Street and along the campus streets, you may ...

  • #17 City Scenes - Raleigh

    0 Reviews

    Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh is a beautiful old Southern city possessing a friendly, relaxed style people from the South, as well as others, have come to value. Simultaneously, the city is comfortable with its growing ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Raleigh is a beautiful old Southern city possessing a friendly, relaxed style people from the South, as well as others, have ...

  • #18 Blue Jay Point Trail

    1 Reviews

    Falls Lake Recreation Area, NC

    Blue Jay Point Trail is a hiking trail in Wake County, North Carolina. It is within Falls Lake Recreation Area. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 326 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Blue Jay Point Trail is a hiking trail in Wake County, North Carolina. It is within Falls Lake Recreation Area. It is 0.3 ...

  • #19 Research Triangle Park

    0 Reviews

    Durham, NC

    The park has no singular focal point. Instead, it looks just like its name: beautifully landscaped grounds with green lawns and natural settings. Buildings are nestled in pine groves, often fronted ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The park has no singular focal point. Instead, it looks just like its name: beautifully landscaped grounds with green lawns ...

  • #20 Clingmans Dome Lookout Tower Access

    6 Reviews

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

    Clingmans Dome Lookout Tower Access is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 139 feet long and begins at 6,621 feet altitude. ...
    •  0.0 miles

    Clingmans Dome Lookout Tower Access is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains ...