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Bridge Closed - Alternate Routes   

The bridge in Hollister over Little Fishing Creek on NC-561 near NC-4 is closed. The best routes to access the park are:

-From I-95 take exit 160, then take NC-561 West
-From NC-561 East take a right on Gibbs Ave/S.R. 1002 in Hollister (landmark for Gibbs Ave: Pine Chapel Baptist Church)
-From Littleton take NC-4 South to NC-561 East

For more information, please contact the park.
 

 Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:59pm
Trails

Winding along creeks, ridges, and through the forests, the trails are the best way to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Medoc Mountain. Seven trails wander through a variety of terrain and provide more than 10 miles of hiking. Most of the trails are easy or moderate in difficulty, and trail scenery includes an artesian well, granite outcroppings and miniature rapids. 

Bridle Trails: For those who prefer horseback, approximately 10 miles of bridle trails travel through rolling terrain and follow a portion of beautiful Little Fishing Creek. Bridle trailhead parking is available just off Medoc Mountain Road. All visitors with horses must be able to provide proof of a negative equine infectious anemia (Coggins) test while visiting North Carolina State Parks.

 

Air Awareness Trail
Location: The trail starts and ends near the Visitor Center
Description: Short, ADA Accessible trail located beside visitor center
Point of Interest: Tree Identification signage along trail
Length:
0.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
None
Bear Swamp Loop Trail
Location: The trail connects the Visitor Center and the Dam Site Loop trail.
Description: The trail travels through wooded hills, across a bridge, and through a sunny meadow.
Point of Interest: Steel Bridge over Little Fishing Creek
Length:
0.75 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Yellow
Bear Swamp Loop trail at Medoc Mountain State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Bluff Loop Trail
Location: Southeast of Picnic Shelter
Description: Three mile trail that starts in the low land along Little Fishing creek before climbing on top of the bluffs
Point of Interest: The bluffs offer a beautiful view of Little Fishing Creek over 80 feet below.
Length:
3.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
Red
Bluff Loop Trail at Medoc Mountain State Park
Surface: Natural surface, Stairs
Creek Loop Trail
Location: This loop trail is located off of the Moratock Trail.
Description: Trail meanders through forested area and travels along Little Fishing Creek.
Point of Interest: The Creek Loop provides a serene view of Little Fishing Creek.
Length:
0.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Blue Triangle
Surface: Natural surface
Dam Site Loop Trail
Location: East of Park Office
Description: Accessible from the Bear Swamp trail or the Discovery Loop Trail, the Dam Site Loop Trail covers a wide variety of forest types due to the dramatic changes in elevation along its course.
Point of Interest: Two dam sites, including a rock dam from an old mill site
Length:
1.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
White
Dam Site Loop Trail at Medoc Mountain State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Contact:

Medoc Mountain State Park

1541 Medoc State Park Road
HollisterNC 27844
Phone252-586-6588
medoc.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.263900
Longitude: -77.888300

Park Hours:

Park Office and Visitor Center:
8am - 5pm daily
May be closed some state holidays

Family and Group Campgrounds:
December - February: 7am - 7pm
March, April & October: 7am - 9pm
May - September: 7am - 10pm
November: 7am - 8pm

Equestrian Trails (Day Use):
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May, September & October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

All Park Areas Are Closed Christmas Day