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Peaceful creek at Medoc Mountain State Park
Current status of park facilities   

All park facilities are open.

Reservations are required for all camping; no walk-ups permitted. You can make a reservation online or by calling Aspira at 1-877-722-6762.

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. Bring a mask or face covering even if you are planning to only be outside; they are required to be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet away from park staff or other visitors. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

 Last updated on: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – Medoc Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

252-586-6588

medoc.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

1541 Medoc State Park Road
Hollister, NC 27844

GPS: 36.2639, -77.8883
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

List of 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.

Mountain Bike Trails: Medoc Mountain has nine (9) miles of multi-use mountain biking trails through rolling terrain suitable for riders of all skill levels. Mountain bike trailhead parking is available at the visitor center and riders should follow the hexagon blazes.  Follow the directional signs which will veer riders clockwise during even years and counter-clockwise during odd years.  The trails will close to riders if wet conditions exist so call the park or check the website before planning your trip.

 


Bear Swamp 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.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
0.75 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Blue Hexagon

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


Surface: natural surface, stairs

Length:
3.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
Red Circle

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.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
0.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Blue Triangle

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.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
moderate hike
Blaze:
White circle

Discovery Loop Trail
Location: Northwest of Picnic Shelter

Description:

The Discovery Loop trail offers an easy hike that starts along Little Fishing Creek before turning back into other low-land forest areas.


Surface: natural surface, stairs

Length:
1.25 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Orange Circle