Find a Trail

Ready to explore North Carolina’s beautiful landscapes and communities?

Hike • Bike • Run • Walk

AllTrails is user-friendly web-based and mobile platform to help you find all kinds of trails, both paved and unpaved, in rural and urban areas for hiking, biking, walking, and running. Available information includes trail information, maps, detailed reviews and photos curated by trail users.

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Want to get on a river or lake? Use this site to find information to help you plan your next paddle trip on North Carolina waters.

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Look here for miles of beautiful trails to explore on horseback.

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NC State Parks

North Carolina’s State Parks have so many different types of trails for all kinds of recreation. Their website features many resources for finding trails and planning trips in official NC state parks.

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**Much of the content in these resources is created by trail users and not trail managers. There may be inaccurate information: trail names, unofficial trails and unauthorized directions to off-trail sensitive ecological areas. Up-to-date information can be obtained from trail managers.**


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