North Carolina Hiking Trails
Day Hikes in Southwestern North Carolina


Picture of view from the top of Pilot Mountain, 5/2/92

Day Hike Total
Miles
Type Difficulty Scenery Feet Climbed
is More Than
Appalachian Trail 9.8 Backtrack 4 3 2,375
Art Loeb Trail 1 8.0 Backtrack 4 3 3,125
Art Loeb Trail 2 5.0 Backtrack 4 2 1,100
Art Loeb Trail &
North Slope Loop Trail
7.9 Loop 3 2 1,300
Art Loeb Trail,
Butter Gap Trail,
Long Branch Trail
9.9 Loop 4 2 1,500
Avery Creek Trail &
Buckwheat Knob Trail
7.5 Loop 3 2 1,500
Bennett Gap Trail &
Coontree Loop Trail
5.7 Loop 4 3 1,400
Black Mountain Trail 8.8 Backtrack 4 3 2,810
Cat Gap Trail,
Butter Gap Trail,
Art Loeb Trail,
Cedar Rock Trail
8.0 Loop 4 3 1,700
Cat Gap Trail,
Butter Gap Trail,
Art Loeb Trail,
Cedar Rock Trail,
Horse Cove Trail
9.5 Loop 4 3 1,700
Cat Gap Trail,
John Rock Trail,
Horse Cove Trail
7.4 Loop 4 4 1,900
Club Gap Trail,
Avery Creek Trail,
Buckhorn Gap Trail,
Twin Falls Loop Trail,
Black Mountain Trail
9.0 Loop 4 3 1,840
Farlow Gap Trail 10.6 Backtrack 4 2 2,400
Flat Laurel Creek Trail,
Little Sam Knob Trail,
Mountains-to-Sea Trail,
Devil's Courthouse Trail
5.6 Backtrack 3 4 550
Foothills Trail 1 10.0 Backtrack 4 4 1,640
Foothills Trail 2 8.0 Backtrack 3 3 525
Foothills Trail 3 9.4 One-way 4 3 1,050
Foothills Trail 4 9.5 One-way 3 3 1,250
Graveyard Ridge Trail 7.0 Backtrack 3 3 825
Horse Cove Trail,
John Rock Trail,
Saddle Trail,
Cat Gap Trail
6.2 Loop 4 3  
Horsepasture River Trail 4.6 Backtrack 4 4 850
Laurel Mountain Trail 8.8 Backtrack 3 2 1,000
Looking Glass Rock Trail 6.8 Backtrack 4 4 1,675
Mountains-to-Sea Connector
& Buck Springs Trail
8.6 Backtrack 3 2 1,100
Mountains-to-Sea Trail 1 8.4 Backtrack 3 2 1,150
Mountains-to-Sea Trail 2 9.6 Backtrack 3 2 1,000
Pilot Rock Trail 7.8 Backtrack 4 3 2,450
Sam Knob Trail,
Flat Laurel Creek Trail,
Little Sam Knob Trail,
Mountains-to-Sea Trail
7.6 Loop 3 3 735
Sam Knob Trail 6.8 Backtrack 3 4 1,170
Shining Creek Trail 5.8 Backtrack 3 3 1,250
Shining Creek Trail,
Old Butt Knob Trail
9.6 Backtrack 4 3 2,550
West Fork Trail,
Bartram Trail,
Scaly Mountain Trail
7.2 Backtrack 4 3 1,950
Whitewater Falls Trail,
Foothills Trail,
Bad Creek Project Trail,
Coon Branch Natural Area Trail
8.0 Backtrack 3 4 875
Yellow Mountain Trail 9.6 Backtrack 4 3 2,900
Day Hike Total
Miles
Type Difficulty Scenery Feet Climbed
is More Than


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