The Best Moderate Hikes in Western North Carolina
This page includes all hikes rated Moderate in difficulty.
A hike rated Moderate has some climbs and descents with a few obstacles on the trail surface. It may contain water crossing that are not overly difficult and occasional exposure to drop-offs beside the trail that aren't too risky. Most people with some experience hiking including older children should be able to complete these.
Each hike has its own printable guide page with all the information and links, including (where available):
- directions to the starting point
- elevation change
- an interactive topo map
- photos from along the way
- a detailed description and trail directions, and
- a place to leave comments about your experiences