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

Trails and restrooms are open. Please continue to check this page for changes to the status of the bridle trails and the bike trails due to weather conditions.

The park office remains closed. The picnic shelter is not available for reservations.

Camping is open at the tent, trailer and RV campground and at the equestrian campground. Group campsites remain closed. Reservations must be made in advance online or by calling Aspira at 1-877-722-6762; no walk-ups are permitted.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.

 Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 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.

 


Main Trail
Location: This trail takes riders from the day parking and campground areas along the gravel road and connects with all the other bride trails.

Description:

This trail is the main path by which the Pine Loops, Ridge Loop, and the Silvertown trails branch off.


Surface: natural surface, gravel

Length:
1.50 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Orange Circle

Moratock Trail
Location: This trail is located off of the parking area and makes a loop around the equestrian campground.

Description:

Trail meanders through pine and hardwood forested area of the park.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.75 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Red Circle

Pine Loops Trail
Location: This loop trail is located off the Main Trail and connects with the Silvertown Trail.

Description:

This trail takes riders through pines and hardwoods along old roads and has a single-track trail area.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
3.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Blue Circle

Pyrite Loop Trail
Location: Branches off the Saponi Loop

Description:

Our newest trail, that includes several natural rock and tree obstacles and is rated as a difficult trail for hiking and moderate for biking.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
5.30 miles
loop
Difficulty:
strenuous hike
Blaze:
Red Hexagon

Ridge Loop Trail
Location: This loop trail is located off the Main Trail.

Description:

This trail takes riders along the ridge with views of the creek.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.00 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
Red Square