North Carolina Hiking & Running Trails: Difficult
Hike or run through some seriously beautiful landscapes in western North Carolina, and get a great workout, too! These difficult trails explore some challenging and difficult terrain, but reward the effort with remote wilderness and exceptional views.
Hike the West Fork Trail at Pinnacle Park in Sylva, North Carolina, climbing to exceptional views from The Pinnacle, a high-elevation, knobby summit.READ MORE
Hike the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail to Profile View, the famous face-like profile on Grandfather’s mid-elevations, before climbing a rocky, boulder-filled ascent to stunning views from Watauga View and Calloway Peak.READ MORE
Hike the Art Loeb Trail from the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp in North Carolina’s Shining Rock Wilderness, climbing to stunning summit views from the Cold Mountain summit.READ MORE
Hike the Art Loeb Trail to the brilliant-white Shining Rock summit, rolling elevation over Black Balsam and a line of wildflower-covered, view-packed balds.READ MORE