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.
Short, ¾ mile loop that starts at the Picnic Shelter and follows Little Fishing Creek and exits into the large field near the Picnic Area.
The Medoc Mountain State Park TRACK Trail follows the Stream Loop Trail, an easy loop through a mixed hardwood forest, along a creek and through an open field.
The Summit Loop Trail allows hikers to experience low lying trails along Little Fishing Creek before turning up onto the ridge-line that remains of Medoc Mountain. The short section from the bridge across Little Fishing Creek to the summit offers our most challenging hiking terrain.
1541 Medoc State Park Road
Hollister, NC 27844
GPS: 36.2639, -77.8883
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