North Carolina Hikes - dwhike
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North Carolina Hikes

My most recent 'home state', I have quickly adopted the mountains of Western North Carolina as my own.  Of course, the longer I live here the more opportunity I've had to explore other corners of the state...and what an amazingly diverse state it is.  From the highest peaks east of the Mississippi, to the rolling hills and monadnocks of the Piedmont, to the blackwater swamps and barrier islands of the coastal plain...North Carolina has a seemingly inexhaustible palate of natural wonders to enjoy...

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North Carolina Hikes By County

Alleghany County

New River State Park -- Alleghany County Access (6-2-18)

Stone Mountain State Park (5-13-14)


Ashe County

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (6-30-18)

New River State Park -- U.S. 221 Access (6-2-18)

Three Top Mountain (12-7-06)

Three Top Mountain (10-19-18)


Avery County

Bard Falls (10-7-18)

Big Hump & Little Hump Mountains (8-12-15)

Big Lost Cove Cliffs (10-7-18)

Gragg Prong Waterfalls (3-25-17)

Grandfather Mountain State Park (7-25-06)

Grandfather Mountain State Park -- Profile Trail (1-10-07)

Grandfather Mountain State Park -- Grandfather Trail (8-12-16)

North Harper Creek Falls (8-12-16)

South Harper Creek Falls (3-25-17)


Beaufort County

Goose Creek State Park (1-2-15)

Goose Creek State Park (12-26-11)


Buncombe County

Bent Creek - Green's Lick/Sidehill Loop (5-7-19)

Bent Creek - Little Hickory Top Loop (5-4-19)

Bent Creek - Lower Sidehill Loop (5-12-19)

Bent Creek - Rice Pinnacle Double Loop (5-5-19)

Bent Creek - Sleepy Gap/Chestnut Cove Loop (5-12-19)

Big Butt Trail (10-9-16)

Biltmore Estate -- Arbor Trace & Farm Trails (4-28-18)

Biltmore Estate -- Lagoon & Deer Park Loop (4-21-18)

Blackstock Knob (7-23-16)

Blue Ridge Pinnacle to Graybeard Mountain (11-26-16)

Craggy Dome (6-17-14)

Craggy Pinnacle (6-17-14)

Hawkbill Rock via Snowball Trail (9-3-18)

Lake Powhatan Loop (12-23-18)

Lookout & Rattlesnake Mountains (1-27-14)


Burke County

Burnthouse Branch Falls (6-24-17)

Fonta Flora State Trail (1-20-19)

Hawksbill-Ledge Trail Loop (12-3-17)

Hawksbill Mountain (6-14-06)

Linville Falls (2-3-13)

Linville Gorge -- Babel Tower-Sandy Flats Loop (6-21-06)

Linville Gorge -- Cabin & Bynum Bluffs Trail (6-1-13)

Linville Gorge -- Chimneys/NC Wall Loop (11-11-17)

Linville Gorge -- Leadmine/Pinch In Loop to Daffodil Flats (3-10-19)

Linville Gorge -- Shortoff Mountain (2-11-15)

Linville Gorge -- Tablerock Mountain (11-5-12)

Secret Wall (Still) Falls (9-22-18)

South Mountains State Park -- High Shoals Falls & Chestnut Knob (10-9-14)

Steele's Creek Falls (6-24-17)

Yellow Fork Falls (9-22-18)


Caldwell County

Harper Creek Falls (8-11-16)


Camden County

Dismal Swamp State Park (4-22-14)


Chatham County

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area -- New Hope Overlook (2-25-18)


Cherokee County

Lake Cherokee (6-15-13)

Panther Top Mountain (11-4-17)


Clay County

Jackrabbit Mountain Trail (4-6-13)

Standing Indian Mountain (7-30-16)


Columbus County

Lake Waccamaw State Park (3-11-14)


Cumberland County

Carvers Creek State Park (10-14-14)


Dare County

Cape Hatteras National Seashore -- Buxton Woods Trail (12-30-13)

Jockey's Ridge State Park (5-28-16)


Gaston County

Crowders Mountain State Park (4-2-14)


Graham County

Huckleberry Knob (5-17-13)

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (5-9-13)

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (10-18-12)

Snowbird Creek Waterfalls (6-3-17)

Swan Cabin (5-18-13)


Guilford County

Haw River State Park -- Iron Ore Belt & Piedmont Loops (3-3-18)


Harnett County

Raven Rock State Park (5-7-17)


Haywood County

Beech Knob & Fryingpan Mountain (2-3-15)

Big East Fork Trail (1-13-19)

Black Balsam Knob (12-18-11)

Black Balsam-Chestnut Knob Loop (6-13-15)

Black Balsam-Graveyard Fields Loop (5-27-14)

Black Balsam-Ivestor Gap East Loop (11-4-16)

Black Balsam Knob, Tennent Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, & Shining Rock (10-23-05)

Black Balsam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (1-27-15)

Buckeye Falls (7-3-17)

Cold Mountain (12-10-05)

Fryingpan Mountain (6-19-12)

Graveyard Fields (5-1-15)

Graveyard Fields & Ridge (9-17-17)

Greasy Cove-Graveyard Ridge Loop to Grassy Cove Top (6-2-19)

Green Knob -- Middle Prong Wilderness (1-14-18)

Green Mountain Trail - Middle Prong Wilderness (6-15-19)

Little Sam Knob (9-5-16)

Max Patch Mountain (5-3-17)

Max Patch Mountain (3-21-13)

Middle Prong & Little Beartrap Falls (10-6-18)

Mountains-to-Sea Trail -- Haywood Gap to NC-215 (5-19-19)

Mountains-to-Sea Trail -- NC-215 to Cherry Cove Overlook (5-18-19)

Mount Pisgah (3-26-15)

Mount Pisgah (5-16-17)

Plott Balsam Traverse (12-12-15)

Sam Knob (6-28-12)

Sam Knob (12-25-16)

Sam Knob/Chestnut Bald/Mount Hardy Loop (5-24-13)

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (10-7-14)

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (12-16-18)

Shining Creek-Old Butt Knob Loop, NC (4-6-19)

Shining Rock (10-1-13)

Shining Rock Loop (6-3-18)

Tennent Mountain Loop (7-6-12)

Tennent Mountain Loop (3-29-16)

Upper Flat Laurel Creek Loop (5-3-15)

Waterrock Knob (10-8-13)

Yellowstone Falls @ Graveyard Fields (9-16-16)


Henderson County

Bad Fork Trail (3-3-19)

Bear Branch Trail (3-3-19)

Bearwallow Mountain (8-3-17)

Blue Ridge Pastures (2-27-16)

Bradley Creek-Squirrel Gap-Laurel Creek Loop (4-28-19)

Carl Sandburg National Historic Site (2-25-16)

DuPont State Forest -- Stone Mountain Long Route (10-30-17)

DuPont State Forest -- Stone Mountain Short Route (1-16-14)

DuPont State Forest -- Wintergreen Falls (11-10-15)

Foster Creek Trail, NC (4-20-19)

Holmes Educational State Forest (7-30-15)

Mullinax/Poundingmill Loop - Turkeypen Area (1-12-19)

Sharpy Mountain Loop -- Turkeypen Area (12-8-18)

Slate Rock Creek Loop to Slate Rock (3-16-19)

Trace Ridge - Fletcher Creek/Middle Fork Loop (5-25-19)

Trace Ridge-Spencer Gap-North Mills River Loop, NC (3-17-19)

Trace Ridge-Wash Creek Trail Loop (4-20-19)

Turkeypen Area - Riverside Trail Loop (5-26-19)

Turkeypen Area - Vineyard Gap/Bradley Creek Loop, NC (4-7-19)

Wildcat Rock Trail (4-8-18)


Hyde County

Cape Hatteras National Seashore -- Hammock Hills Trail (9-3-17)


Iredell County

Lake Norman State Park -- Lakeshore Loop (3-3-18)


Jackson County

Balsam Lake/Wolf Creek Waterfalls (7-29-18)

Blackrock Mountain (6-7-16)

Bonas Defeat (lower) Gorge (3-6-16)

Bonas Defeat Gorge (5-16-16)

Caney Fork Valley Waterfalls (9-18-16)

Cedar Cliff Mountain (11-15-15)

Chimneytop & Rocky Mountains (4-9-17)

High (Cullowhee) Falls (7-2-16)

Panthertown Valley -- Blackrock Mountain (2-3-14)

Panthertown Valley -- Crown Loop (10-28-14)

Panthertown Valley -- Dismal Falls (11-21-15)

Panthertown Valley -- Greenland Creek Falls (5-16-15)

Panthertown Valley -- High Bethel Loop (4-2-16)

Panthertown Valley -- Laurel Knob (4-7-16)

Panthertown Valley -- Little Green Mountain (12-11-13)

Panthertown Valley -- Little Green Mountain & Greenland Creek (1-28-16)

Panthertown Valley -- Little Green & Green Valley Loop (10-23-16)

Panthertown Valley -- West Side Waterfall Loop (5-13-17)

Paradise & Upper Sol's Creek Falls (6-4-15)

Plott Balsam Traverse (12-12-15)

Reinhart Knob & Richland Balsam Loop (6-6-12)

Sol's Creek & Flat Creek Falls via Bear Creek Lake (7-9-16)

Sylva Pinnacle (1-20-15)

Tanasee Creek Lake (7-12-16)

Upper Whitewater Falls -- Base Hike (7-8-15)

Upper Whitewater River & Canyon (9-9-17)

Waterrock Knob (10-8-13)

Whiteside Mountain (3-12-13)

Whiteside Mountain & Devil's Courthouse (1-8-17)


McDowell County

Blue Ridge Pinnacle to Graybeard Mountain (11-26-16)

Catawba Falls (5-24-15)

English Falls (9-22-18)

Lake James State Park (7-18-15)


Macon County

Albert Mountain (4-3-13)

Big Scaly Mountain & The Catstairs (9-1-15)

Chinquapin Mountain (9-9-14)

Granite City (10-29-16)

Jones Knob & Whiterock Mountain (11-19-13)

Picken's Nose (4-1-13)

Ranger Falls Loop (5-18-17)

Siler Bald (11-26-17)

Standing Indian Mountain (7-30-16)

Wayah Bald & Rufus Morgan Falls (10-27-12)

Wesser Bald (10-25-12)

Wesser Bald -- post Tellico Fire (12-10-16)


Madison County

Lovers Leap Loop (2-18-16)

West Prong Hickey Fork Falls (8-25-18)


Mitchell County

Roan High Bluff, Roan High Knob & Grassy Ridge Bald (4-9-06)


Montgomery County

Uwharrie National Forest -- Little Long Mountain (11-5-17)


Moore County

Weymouth Woods/Sandhills Nature Preserve (2-24-18)

Weymouth Woods/Sandhills Nature Preserve -- Boyd Tract (2-24-18)


New Hanover County

Carolina Beach State Park (1-1-15)

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (12-31-14)


Orange County

Eno River State Park (8-21-14)


Polk County

Big Bradley Falls (3-20-16)

Chimney Rock State Park -- World's Edge (1-14-16)

Little Bradley Falls (12-14-17)

Milton Bradley, Marilou Bradley, Bradley Cooper & Cavern Falls (5-5-18)


Rockingham County

Mayo River State Park (3-3-18)


Rutherford County

Chimney Rock State Park (5-21-14)

Chimney Rock State Park -- World's Edge (1-14-16)


Stanly County

Morrow Mountain State Park (11-6-17)


Stokes County

Hanging Rock State Park (12-9-14)


Surry County

Pilot Mountain State Park (7-24-16)


Swain County

Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- Mt. Kephart & Charlie's Bunion (7-23-12)


Transylvania County

Andy Cove Nature Trail & Grassy Road Trail Loop (6-1-19)

Art Loeb-Butter Gap-Long Branch Loop (1-26-19)

Art Loeb - Davidson River Loop (11-3-18)

Avery Creek-Buckwheat Knob Loop (2-16-19)

Avery Creek Valley Circuit (2-24-19)

Bradley Creek-Squirrel Gap-Laurel Creek Loop (4-28-19)

Cantrell Creek/Squirrel Gap Loop - Turkeypen Area (4-21-19)

Cedar Rock Mountain (1-13-18)

Cemetery Loop Trail - Pisgah National Forest (1-27-19)

Coontree Loop & Overlook Rock (11-25-18)

Courthouse Falls & Creek (6-1-12)

Cove Creek Falls Loop (5-28-15)

Davidson River Trail Loop (1-27-19)

Devils Courthouse (5-30-12)

Devils Courthouse via Blue Ridge Parkway (12-19-13)

DuPont State Forest -- Bridal Veil Falls (1-18-15)

DuPont State Forest -- Cedar Rock Mountain (1-17-14)

DuPont State Forest -- Cedar Rock Mountain (10-25-17)

DuPont State Forest -- Four Waterfall Loop (12-17-17)

DuPont State Forest -- Grassy Creek Falls (12-4-15)

Fryingpan Mountain (6-19-12)

Gorges State Park (1-29-14)

Gorges State Park -- Bearwallow Valley & Falls Trails (8-21-12)

Gorges State Park -- Chestnut Mountain Road & Cow Trail (4-19-14)

Gorges State Park -- Lower Bearwallow Falls (4-30-14)

Gorges State Park -- Maple Spring Branch & Auger Fork Falls (5-1-16)

Gorges State Park -- Paw Paw Waterfalls (3-10-17)

Gorges State Park -- Rainbow Falls Trail (2-26-15)

Gorges State Park -- Rainbow Falls Trail (6-2-12)

Gorges State Park -- Stairway & Sidepocket Falls (6-5-16)

Gorges State Park -- Windy Falls (9-8-18)

Gorges State Park -- Wintergreen & Chub Line Falls (1-14-17)

Grogan Creek Falls (11-18-16)

High Falls on South Fork Mills River (5-17-15)

Hilliard (Bearcamp) Falls (7-8-17)

John Rock (12-9-17)

John Rock & Cat Gap Loop (10-17-15)

John Rock & Cat Gap Loop (2-18-13)

Looking Glass Rock (1-7-17)

Looking Glass Rock (12-14-14)

Looking Glass Rock (10-16-12)

Moore Cove Waterfalls (1-27-18)

Mount Pisgah Loop (10-30-12)

Mullinax/Poundingmill Loop - Turkeypen Area (1-12-19)

North Face Trail to Looking Glass Rock (11-24-18)

North Slope Trail (12-24-18)

Perry Cove Loop & Overlook Rock (2-3-19)

Pilot Cove Loop (7-5-15)

Pilot Mountain (1-25-15)

Pilot Rock (4-14-18)

Pilot Rock-Thompson Creek Loop (2-9-19)

Pink Beds Loop (8-24-12)

Pink Beds - East Loop (4-17-19)

Rich Mountain-Pink Beds Loop (11-26-18)

Seniard Ridge-Case Camp Ridge Loop (12-2-18)

Sharpy Mountain Loop -- Turkeypen Area (12-8-18)

Shuck Ridge Creek Falls & Daniel Ridge Loop (10-25-15)

Slate Rock Creek Loop to Slate Rock (3-16-19)

Slick Rock Falls Trail to Looking Glass Rock (11-23-18)

Summey Cove Trail to Courthouse Falls (3-4-16)

Sunwall Trail to Looking Glass Rock (11-24-18)

Sycamore Cove Loop Trail (11-23-18)

Thompson River -- Big & High Falls (8-6-16)

Thrift Cove Loop (3-26-19)

Tom's Spring Falls (6-8-12)

Twin Falls & Avery Creek (4-25-15)

Twin Falls-Clawhammer Cove Loop (2-17-19)

Upper Courthouse Falls (5-9-15)

Waterfalls of Forest Road 475-B (5-27-17)


Tyrrell County

Pettigrew State Park (12-31-13)


Washington County

Pettigrew State Park (12-31-13)


Watauga County

Elk Knob State Park (12-2-06)

Elk Knob State Park (6-30-18)

Price Lake (12-14-06)

Snake Mountain (8-25-18)


Wayne County

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park (2-24-18)


Wilkes County

Stone Mountain State Park (5-13-14)


Yancey County

Big Butt Trail (10-9-16)

Blackstock Knob (7-23-16)

Blue Ridge Pinnacle to Graybeard Mountain (11-26-16)

Celo Knob & Gibbs Mountain via Woody Ridge Trail (7-4-18)

Mount Mitchell State Park (5-4-14)

Mount Mitchell State Park -- Big Tom Gap Loop (10-26-17)

Mount Mitchell State Park -- Mt. Gibbes, Mt. Hallback, Mt. Mitchell, & Mt. Craig (6-4-14)

Mount Mitchell State Park -- Winterstar Mountain, Cattail Peak, & Balsam Cone (10-16-16)