10 Best Fall Hikes in North Carolina

It’s no secret: North Carolina has some of the best hiking on the East Coast. From majestic mountains to dramatic waterfalls to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina is a hiker’s dream. So it should come as no surprise that some of the nation’s best Fall Hikes can also be found in this Appalachian state.

For inspiration on the Best Fall Hikes in North Carolina, check out this list of 10 incredible hiking spots to hit this autumn:

1. Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Fall Hikes in North Carolina

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2. Looking Glass Falls

Looking Glass Falls in North Carolina

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3. The Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

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4. Art Loeb Trail

Art Loeb Trail in North Carolina

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5. Chimney Rock

Fall Hikes in North Carolina like Chimney Rock

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6. Mt. Mitchell

Fall Hikes in North Carolina, like Mt. Mitchell

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7. Looking Glass Rock

Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina

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8. Fires Creek Wildlife Preserve

Fall Hikes in North Carolina like Fires Creek Wildlife Preserve

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9. Hanging Rock State Rock

Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina

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10. Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina

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Ready to climb some mountains? Check out even more Fall Hikes in North Carolina, and don’t forget to share your own hiking discoveries on Trover this fall!