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Night Bike Ride Cancelled   

The Night Bike Ride scheduled for December 12, 2018, has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 Posted on: Monday, December 10, 2018
Bridle Trails, Mountain Bike Trails, and Air Awareness Trails Closed   

The Bridle Trail area including the parking lot and campground are closed due to the winter storm.

The mountain bike trails are closed to riders due to the snow.

The Air Awareness Trail is undergoing construction and is closed until further notice.

 Posted on: Sunday, December 9, 2018
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.

 

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 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:
Blue Hexagon
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 Circle
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 circle
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

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November- February: 8am - 6pm
March-May: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
September & October: 8am - 8pm

Park Office and Visitor Center:

8am - 5pm Daily

All Park Areas Are Closed Christmas Day