5 Family Friendly Hikes

Hiking is a great family friendly activity and here in Highlands we have lots of great trails to choose from. Here's our pick for the top 5 easy to moderate hikes for the entire family.


 

Whiteside Mountain

Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. For more infomation and directions click HERE.

Dry Falls

Dry Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. For more infomation and directions click HERE.

Bartram Trail

Bartram Trail: Jones Gap to Whiterock Mountain is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. For more infomation and directions click HERE.

Secret Falls

Secret Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. For more infomation and directions click HERE.

Ranger Falls

Ranger Falls Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. For more infomation and directions click HERE.