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The Basin Trail at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
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Explore North Carolina's diverse terrain

With hundreds of miles of trails, we've got something for everyone—hiking, biking, and equestrian trails as well as handicap-accessible trails. Our trail networks offer easy to advanced hikes.

Discovery/Track trails found in many of our parks are specifically designed for a young person's exploration with learning activities—such as a scavenger hunt—along the route. It's a great family activity.

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is the flagship project of the North Carolina State Trails Program. Today, more than 600 miles of the 1,000 mile route are designated for an "off-road" hiking experience.

Pick up a trail map at the park office or print one ahead of time—maps are available on each park's webpage.

You can visit an individual park's webpage to learn more about its trails, or use the search below.