The Magical River Hike In North Carolina That Has A Little Of Everything

You never know when you embark upon a new trail in North Carolina what fun things you’ll encounter. From picturesque mountain views to a railroad trestle and ruins of an old logging ghost town – and more, this trail in the Tar Heel State has a little of everything. Take a peek, and then dust off your hiking boots and go get ’em.

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The Laurel River Trail is a fun adventure that’s suitable for the entire family. You may find a couple of spots where there creek is narrow and you have to cross over the running water, so be prepared. It’s accessible year-round, if you don’t mind hiking in the snow. Dogs are permitted as long as they are leashed. The trail head is located in Hurricane, just to the northeast of Hot Springs, and right on NC-25/70. Here’s a link to a google map indicating the trail head. Get more details on the trail from this link on alltrails.com.