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State Trails – Passport

Passport Program – State Trails

State Trails – Passport

About the State Trails

In addition to the trails within our state parks, the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation plans and coordinates the management of state trails. As of 2019, there are six state trails partially constructed or designed, and three others authorized with planning soon to be underway.

For maps and additional information on these state trails, please visit the North Carolina Trails website.

 

In the Passport book

A section on the state trails is included in the Passport books printed in 2018 or later.

On page 53 of the 2018 edition, there is a stamps page for the four state trails that had designated sections when that edition was printed: Fonta Flora, French Broad River, Mountains-to-Sea, and Yadkin River.

On pages 54 and 55 of the 2019 edition, there is a stamps page for all nine state trails, even though there are currently no designated sections for four of the trails. We hope to add the state trails stamps for these four when sections have been designated.

Listed below are the stamp redemption locations for the state trails that have existing stamps. You don't have to hike the whole trail to get a stamp. Hike any portion of the trail to be eligible to redeem the stamp. State trail stamps are not required for the Amazing Adventure Challenge.

You can also send us an email at state.parks@ncparks.gov with your name, your mailing address, which state trails stamps you need, and how many of each, and we will mail you the stamp stickers for those state trails.

 

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Deep River State Trail

► A hiking and paddling trail starting at the river's headwaters near Jamestown and continuing to the river's confluence with the Haw River near Moncure
 

Currently, there are no stamp redemption locations for the Deep River State Trail. We are working on getting the stamps out to partner locations. Please email us at state.parks@ncparks.gov to receive a stamp sticker for this state trail.

 

Fonta Flora State Trail

► A hiking trail with some portions open to biking that will loop around Lake James and connect Morganton and Asheville
 

Get your stamp at:

Lake James State Park

7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

   

 

French Broad River State Trail

► A 117-mile paddle trail from the Tennessee-North Carolina border to Rosman, N.C., with access available along the blueway
 

Get your stamp at:

Gorges State Park

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

   

 

Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail

► A hiking and biking path around Lake Lure, through Chimney Rock State Park, and around Bearwallow Mountain
 

Currently, there are no stamps for the Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail. There are no designated sections of the trail at this time. Once a section has been designated, we will create a stamp for this state trail.

 

Mountains-to-Sea State Trail

► A hiking path (with some sections open to horseback riding and biking) that will link Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Jockey's Ridge State Park on the Outer Banks
 

Get your stamp at one of these state parks or partner locations:
 

Eno River segment

Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705

 

Falls Lake/Neuse River segment

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

 

Central Blue Ridge segment

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 N.C. 105 S., Suite 6
Banner Elk, NC 28604

 

Sauratown Trail segment

Hanging Rock State Park

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016

 

Outer banks segment

Jockey's Ridge State Park

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

 

Northern Blue Ridge segment

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mount Jefferson State Park Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

 

Central Blue Ridge segment

Mount Mitchell State Park

2388 N.C. 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

 

Sauratown Trail segment

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043

 

Northern Blue Ridge segment

Stone Mountain State Park

3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668

 

Great Smoky Mountains segment

Clingmans Dome

7078 Clingmans Dome Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

 

Great Smoky Mountains segment

Oconaluftee Visitor Center

1194 Newfound Gap Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

 

Southern Blue Ridge segment

Asheville Visitor Center

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803

 

Southern Blue Ridge segment

Folk Art Center

Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805

 

Central Blue Ridge segment

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

Milepost 364, Blue Ridge Parkway
Black Mountain, NC 28711

 

Greensboro Watershed Trails segment

Lake Brandt Park

5945 Lake Brandt Road
Greensboro, NC 27455

 

Falls Lake/Neuse River segment

Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve

5229 Awls Haven Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

 

Falls Lake/Neuse River segment

Blue Jay Point County Park

3200 Pleasant Union Church
Raleigh, NC 27614

 

Falls Lake/Neuse River segment

The Bike Guy

9745 Fonville Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

 

Falls Lake/Neuse River segment

Clayton River Walk on the Neuse

2686 Covered Bridge Road
Clayton, NC 27527

 

Johnston County segment

Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center

600 E. Booker Dairy Road
Smithfield, NC 27577

 

Outer Banks segment

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum

49 Water Plant Road
Ocracoke, NC 27960

 

Outer Banks segment

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

59200 Museum Drive
Hatteras, NC 27943

 

Outer Banks segment

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

23645 NC Highway 12
Rodanthe, NC 27968

 

 

 

Northern Peaks State Trail

► Will connect Rivers Park in downtown Boone to Elk Knob State Park, West Jefferson, and Mount Jefferson State Natural Area in Ashe County, enhancing the connections between population centers and beloved parks in northwestern North Carolina
 

Currently, there are no stamps for the Northern Peaks State Trail. There are no designated sections of the trail at this time. Once a section has been designated, we will create a stamp for this state trail.

 

Overmountain Victory State Trail

► Part of the National Historic Trail system that highlights a Revolutionary War battle route, making connections through western North Carolina in partnership with the National Park Service
 

Currently, there are no stamps for the Overmountain Victory State Trail. There are no designated sections of the trail at this time. Once a section has been designated, we will create a stamp for this state trail.

 

Wilderness Gateway State Trail

► Will reach from Hickory to the Jacob Fork and Henry Fork rivers in the South Mountains
 

Currently, there are no stamps for the Wilderness Gateway State Trail. There are no designated sections of the trail at this time. Once a section has been designated, we will create a stamp for this state trail.

 

Yadkin River State Trail

► A 130-mile paddle trail that begins at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and ends at High Rock Lake in Davie County, with access available along the blueway
 

Get your stamp at:

Morrow Mountain State Park

49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC 28001
 

Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
 

Rocky Forest River Run

172 Rocky Forest Trail
Elkin, NC 28621
 

Yadkin Valley Heritage Trails Center

257 Standard Street
Elkin, NC 28621