Hiking near Winston-Salem, North Carolina

This list shows the most popular Hiking near Winston-Salem, North Carolina based on user reviews, votes, and mobile downloads. Plan your next trip with EveryTrail guides by downloading a guide to your mobile phone with the EveryTrail iPhone or Android app.
Sort: show community trips
Update on map move
Guides
Waterfall Tour of Hanging Rock State Park, N.C.
Waterfall Tour of Hanging Rock State Park, N.C.
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States (20 miles away)
 
Park northwest of Winston-Salem has some of the state's prettiest waterfalls east of the Appalachian Mountains.

Three easy strolls to picturesque waterfalls offer the perfect introduction to Hanging Rock State Park, the top hiking destination within an hour of the Triad cities of Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem. None of these falls are more than a mile from your car, so they're open to just about any ability level. They do require delicate footwork at...
Summit trails at Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Summit trails at Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Pinnacle, North Carolina, United States (21 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.5 miles, 1-3 hours
Best hikes near the top of Pilot Mountain, the signature peak northwest of Winston-Salem.

You don't expect to see a mountain popping up from the gently rolling landscape of the North Carolina Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point). But Pilot Mountain is like that: full of surprises. For hikers, the best surprise is that the trails, terrain and views from on high are good enough to make you forget you're a few hours east of the...
Jomeokee Trail at Pilot Mountain State Park
Jomeokee Trail at Pilot Mountain State Park
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, United States (21 miles away)
 
Easy: 0.9 miles, 1 hour or less
0.9 mile trail near Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

The short Jomeokee Trail is an easy hike that circumnavigates the big pinnacle of Pilot Mountain.  The name of the trail comes from the lexicon of the Saura Indians, who used the mountain as a natural tower from which they could watch the surroundings. Jomeokee also served as a landmark along the trail that from Virginia to Georgia. The orange-blazed...
Trips
Lower Cascade Falls (Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Water in the creek nearby (Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Upper Cascade Falls (Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Small burst of fall color (Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Waterfalls of Hanging Rock State Park
by tommangan on Sep 19, 2009
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 14.2 miles (22 miles away)
I hiked to the four main waterfalls (and one minor one) at Hanging Rock State Park northwest of Winston-Salem, NC. Trip writeup at Two-Heel Drive.(Note most of the traveling on this GPS track is driving between sites at the park; the falls are all within a half mile of the nearest parking lot.)
IMG_6722.JPG Photo
IMG_6730.jpg Photo
IMG_6736.jpg Photo
IMG_6715.JPG Photo
Hanging Rock State Park 5/21/11 - Hanging Rock To Cooks Wall
by cbhiker6 on May 21, 2011
Flat Shoals, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 7.3 miles (20 miles away)
A nice, medium length hike that takes you to 4 of the best views in Hanging Rock State Park.  It begins on the Hanging Rock Trail which is about a 1.3 mile trail.  On the way back, I took the left turn onto Wolf Rock Trail which takes you Wolf Rock and House Rock, both excellent views, especially House Rock.  Last on the agenda, was reaching Cooks Wall, which has a very...
Sky above the lakeshore Photo
Trail junction Photo
Shorebird on a snag Photo
Tree reflected on water's surface Photo
Easy hike at Salem Lake
by tommangan on Jan 01, 2010
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 7.2 miles (3.0 miles away)
Salem Lake's boundary trail is mostly flat -- great place for hiking, biking, running.Trip write-up at Two-Heel Drive.
Geimenhaus (Oldtown, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Fort walls re-created (Oldtown, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Foundation of an early home (Oldtown, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Nature Trail (Tower Gate, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Urban hike at Historic Bethabara Park
by tommangan on Nov 28, 2009
Oldtown, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles (4.8 miles away)
I visited Historic Bethabara Park in Winston Salem, site of the first permanent settlement in this region of North Carolina. Hike writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
Beaver Action Photo
Morning sun behind the trees Photo
Lighting up the last of the leaves Photo
One more reflection shot Photo
11-mile hike at Piedmont Environmental Center
by tommangan on Jan 16, 2011
High Point, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles (17.5 miles away)
This is a gem -- nice trails along High Point City Lake, connected via the Bicentennial Greenway.  Hiking is pretty easy, but there's enough up and down to get a bit of exercise as well. Trip writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
photo2.jpg Photo
photo3.jpg Photo
photo4.jpg Photo
photo5.jpg Photo
Reynolda Gardens 3/21/11
by cbhiker6 on Mar 21, 2011
Reynolda, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles (2.9 miles away)
Didn't have time to go to one of my favorite Mountain Trails today so I stayed local and toured the famous and history rich Reynolda Gardens.  It has the famous house now musuem, numerous shops, gardens and ...hiking trails.  The trails take you through the large meadows that once used to be a 9 hole golf course, then through the woods and around Lake Katherine. Or what used to be Lake Katherine,...
Rhododendron after petals have fallen Photo
Raindrops on a leaf Photo
Rhododendron in full bloom Photo
Mountain laurel in bunches Photo
High Points Loop at Hanging Rock State Park
by tommangan on May 15, 2011
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 8.3 miles (20 miles away)
This is a pretty cool loop, starting near the Hanging Rock lake and heading up to Moore's Knob, then going down and heading back up to the parallel ridge and finally capping it off with a jaunt to Hanging Rock and returning where I started from. (Funny how loops work that way).Trip writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
IMG_7573.JPG Photo
STA_7577.JPG Photo
STE_7581.JPG Photo
STG_7583.JPG Photo
Hanging Rock State Park - North Carolina
by MarkTurner on Jul 24, 2008
Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 1.3 miles (20 miles away)
Ledge Springs Trail Photo
Ledge Springs Trail Photo
Big Pinnacle Photo
Big Pinnacle Photo
Pilot Mountain Hike
by jmpncsu on Jun 02, 2012
Pinnacle, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 7.9 miles (19.9 miles away)
Yesterday, for National Trails Day, we headed to Pilot Mountain for a day hike.  There was a charity bike ride at the park and so a lot of traffic and parking delays at the summit, so we hiked up along the Mountain Trail.  We parked at the southern end of the Mountain Section of the park at the Corridor Trail parking lot and started our hike.  The trail starts at the southern...
Hanging Rock Lake Photo
Lake, with Bathhouse on opposite shore Photo
Wild berries Photo
Moore's Knob Photo
Hike at Hanging Rock for park's 75th Anniversary
by tommangan on Oct 08, 2011
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 5.4 miles (20 miles away)
I did the classic Moore's Knob Loop with a diversion around the shore of Hanging Rock Lake. The park is celebrating its 75th anniversary, so I went along to join the festivities. I doubled back through the campground to find the trail and continued the loop. Trip Writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
Lower Cascade Falls Photo
Cascade Creek Photo
Wet leaves Photo
Old leaf hanging in there. Photo
Lower Cascades Falls, Cook's Wall, Hanging Rock State Park
by tommangan on Jan 02, 2011
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 6.8 miles (22 miles away)
Moist and misty hike at the park northwest of Winston-Salem. This was my first hike to Cook's Wall. It was overcast, windy and rainy up there so I'm not sure I ever actually saw the Wall. Winter after a rain is a cool time to hike up here -- it seems very clean and shiny despite all the leaves having left the trees. Hike writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
Horses await riders (Vade Mecum, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Stump and sky (Quaker Gap, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Bright fall color (Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Yellow leaf (Moores Springs, North Carolina, United States) Photo
Moore's Knob, Hanging Rock State Park
by tommangan on Oct 25, 2009
Vade Mecum, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 8.6 miles (21 miles away)
Pretty fall-colors hike to Moore's Knob at Hanging Rock State Park northwest of Winston-Salem, NC. This hike started out from the Tory's Den Trailhead, which adds four miles to the standard 4.9-mile Moore's Knob Loop Trail, a favorite of local hikers. Moore's Knob has  look-out tower with 360-degree panoramas of the surrounding terrain. The view is awesome, the best in the region by far. Trip write-up to come at Two-Heel Drive. ...
Sassafeas trail Photo
Sauratown Mountains Photo
Cliffs and farms Photo
Big Pinnacle Photo
Another hike at Pilot Mountain
by tommangan on Jul 18, 2010
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles (21 miles away)
Very warm day for hiking at Pilot Mountain State Park. i checked out the Sassafras Trail, a nice little nature walk with an excellent vista looking over the Sauratown Range. Trip writeup to come at Two-Heel Drive.
Tanglewood Park sign Photo
MTB Track No. 3 Photo
Sun in the trees Photo
Obstacles Photo
Tanglewood Park, 4.6 mile hike on MTB Course 3
by tommangan on Jul 25, 2010
Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 4.7 miles (11.0 miles away)
Tanglewood Park has one of the nicest mountain biking courses in central North Carolina. I live near the park so I take my morning walks there; often I'll walk the MTB single-track trails on weekdays when few if any bikers are riding the trails. As far as I know this is the only GPS track available for Track No. 3, which is 4.6 miles long and has the most technical features. I'm...
Cannon in the visitors center Photo
Where the Americans fled Photo
First Line trail Photo
 Photo
Easy hike at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
by tommangan on Feb 20, 2011
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 3.4 miles (22 miles away)
This is a great place to learn about how American Revolution battles were fought.  About three miles of trails track the locations of this pivotal battle of the Revolution, which the British won but suffered heavy casualties that seriously drained their ability to defeat the American in the Revolutionary War. Trip writeup at Two-Heel Drive.
Buds in the trees behind the old bathhouse Photo
Rocky outcrops Photo
Shadow in the early morning sun Photo
Tree rooted in a crack Photo
Cook's Wall at Hanging Rock State park
by tommangan on Apr 03, 2011
Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles (20 miles away)
Out-and-back hike to Cook's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park -- note this hike is 2.3 miles one way (had a GPS unit burp this time out) so this track only shows half of the hike (shows the whole route, however).Trip write-up at Two-Heel Drive.
Market Place Mall Parking Lot Photo
The trail at the beginning Photo
Ugly piles of tires along the trail Photo
Washington Park Photo
Salem Creek Trail 4/13/11
by cbhiker6 on Apr 13, 2011
Arcadia, North Carolina, United States
Hiking | 13.0 miles (2.0 miles away)
This is one of the longer Greenways in Winston-Salem.  it begins in a Shopping Mall parking lot.  It follows Salem Creek on its way to the dam of Salem Lake.  On its way, you will pass Washington Park, Salem College, Old Salem, Bowman Gray Stadium, Central Park, Winston-Salem State University,  the NC School of the Arts, Reynolds Park and Golf Course, and finally Salem Lake.  As good as all of this may...