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Segment 1

Peak to Peak

Clingmans Dome to Waterrock Knob

46.8 miles

HikingBackpacking
Difficulty: Strenuous

Segment 2

The Balsams

Waterrock Knob to Pisgah Inn

61.0 miles

HikingBackpacking
Difficulty: Strenuous

Segment 3

The High Peaks & Asheville

Pisgah Inn to Black Mountain Campground

67.7 miles

HikingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: Strenuous

Segment 4

Gorges, Peaks & Waterfalls

Black Mountain Campground to Beacon Heights

75.2 miles

HikingBackpacking
Difficulty: difficulty: moderate to Strenuous

Segment 5

The High Country

Beacon Heights to Devils Garden Overlook

90.3 miles

HikingHorseback Riding allowed in some areasTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy to difficulty: moderate

Segment 6

The Elkin Valley

Devils Garden Overlook to Pilot Mountain State Park

67.4 miles

HikingPaddlingRoad BikingADA Accessible AreasTrail Towns on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy toStrenuous

Segment 7

The Sauratown Mountains

Pilot Mountain State Park to Hanging Rock State Park

36.0 miles

HikingBackpackingHorseback Riding allowed in some areas
Difficulty: difficulty: moderate toStrenuous

Segment 8

Rivers, Railroads & Lakes

Hanging Rock State Park to Bryan Park

64.0 miles

HikingRoad BikingADA Accessible AreasTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy to difficulty: moderate

Segment 9

Revolution & Textiles

Bryan Park to Eno River State Park

60.1 miles

HikingRoad BikingADA Accessible AreasTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy

Segment 10

Eno River & Falls Lake

Eno River State Park to Falls Lake Dam

77.6 miles

HikingBackpacking
Difficulty: difficulty: easy to difficulty: moderate

Segment 11

Neuse River Greenways & the Let’Lones

Falls Lake Dam to Howell Woods

64.8 miles

HikingRoad BikingADA Accessible AreasTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy

Segments 11A-16A

The Neuse River Paddle Route

Smithfield to the Neusiok Trail

170.0 miles

PaddlingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: moderate

Segment 12

Agricultural Heartland

Howell Woods to Suggs Mill Pond Game Land

64.1 miles

HikingRoad BikingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy

Segment 13

Carolina Bay Country

Suggs Mill Pond Game Land to Singletary Lake State Park

38.9 miles

HikingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy

Segment 14

Land of History

Singletary Lake State Park to Holly Shelter Game Land

65.8 miles

HikingRoad BikingADA Accessible AreasTrail Communities on RoutePaddling
Difficulty: difficulty: easy

Segment 15

The Onslow Bight & Jacksonville

Holly Shelter Game Land to Stella

90.6 miles

HikingADA Accessible AreasTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy to difficulty: moderate

Segment 16

The Croatan and Neusiok Trail

Stella to Oyster Point Campground

67.9 miles

HikingBackpackingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy to difficulty: moderate

Segment 17

Down East North Carolina

Oyster Point Campground to Cedar Island Ferry

48.0 miles

HikingRoad BikingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: easy

Segment 18

The Outer Banks

Cedar Island Ferry to Jockey’s Ridge State Park

82.2 miles

HikingBackpackingTrail Communities on Route
Difficulty: difficulty: moderate