Trails in the Western North Carolina Trailhead Area

Here is a list of all trails in the Western North Carolina Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Western North Carolina trailhead, see the Western North Carolina Trailhead page.

Need to find trails by another method? Go back to Trails.

Appalachian Trail - Hot Springs (US-25/70) to NC 208

More Difficult
  • mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Appalachian Trail - NC 208 to NC 212

  • 21.3mi, ,

Appalachian Trail - NC 212 to Sams Gap (I-26)

  • mi, ,

Appalachian Trail - Rich Mountain to NC 208

  • mi, Climbs Gently, Moderately Rough

Mingo Falls Trail

  • The trail starts at the back of the parking lot and begins going up a very long set of concrete and wood steps. There are hundreds of them. It's short, though. At the top of the steps, the path turns back into a wide trail and levels out. It's just a...
  • 0.2mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Pearson's Falls Trail

  • 0.3mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

Soco Falls Trail

  • Short path leads to the observation deck above the falls. There are a few steps along the path. Be sure to stay away from the brink of the falls just off-trail to the left of the observation deck - that area is steep, muddy, and slippery.
  • mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles