The Best Hikes near Winston-Salem

Eli Ditmore at McAfee Knob
McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaMy buddy Eric was fearless sitting on the edge of the cliff so I could snag a photo of him with the valley below. This will always be one of the...McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee Knob is a famous spot for many on the Appalachian trail and it is commonly referred to as the most photographed location for hikers on the...Three top moutain, Watauga County, North CarolinaThree top moutainWatauga County, North CarolinaSummit one of "three top" with my best friend. Challenging hike but the smokies were beautiful this dayRough Ridge, Avery County, North CarolinaRough RidgeAvery County, North CarolinaRough Ridge is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a 1/3 mile uphill hike from the parking area milepost 302.8. Is park of the Tanawha trail. The...Hebron Rock Colony, Boone, North CarolinaHebron Rock ColonyBoone, North CarolinaThe swimming holeBlue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke County, VirginiaBlue Ridge ParkwayRoanoke County, VirginiaTotally worth the additional 2 hours home...Blue Ridge Parkway, Roanoke County, VirginiaBlue Ridge ParkwayRoanoke County, VirginiaBlue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina searching for tunnel trolls....Mt Rogers, Grayson County, VirginiaMt RogersGrayson County, VirginiaI wanted to murder my friend for getting me up at 3 am to hike to the peak of Mount Rogers to watch sunrise. But once we got to the summit and...Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, North CarolinaHanging Rock State ParkStokes County, North CarolinaHanging Rock has trails to waterfalls and rock outcrops overlooking mountains and the piedmont. There are 18 miles of hiking trails and access to...Crowders Mountain State Park, Gastonia, North CarolinaCrowders Mountain State ParkGastonia, North CarolinaThe hike up to Kings Pinnacle is pretty easy (minus the very end), but the views are the kind you'd expect from a much tougher hike. A quick detour...Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, VirginiaGrayson Highlands State ParkGrayson County, VirginiaThis is the place to see real wild sexy ponies! They are all over the hills and happy to strike a pose for a photo. See more of our take on the...Rough Ridge, Avery County, North CarolinaRough RidgeAvery County, North CarolinaRough Ridge is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a 1/3 mile uphill hike from the parking area milepost 302.8. Is park of the Tanawha trail. The...Grandfather Mountain, Avery County, North CarolinaGrandfather MountainAvery County, North CarolinaBeautiful for hiking, daytrips, or just to relax in nature.McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaThe top of McAffee Knob. Went #hiking here a few times throughout my time spent at Virginia Tech.Stone Mountain, Watauga County, North CarolinaStone MountainWatauga County, North CarolinaNice hike to some trophy brook trout waterParking for Lake Crabtree and Umstead Park, Cary, North CarolinaParking for Lake Crabtree and Umstead ParkCary, North CarolinaThe Company Mill Loop is 6 or 7 miles. The first part is a little harder than the actual loop that starts after the bridge. There's not a lot to...Dougherty Heights, Avery County, North CarolinaDougherty HeightsAvery County, North CarolinaMinimal effort for an awesome view. Short easy hike even for non hikers. This is a must!Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, VirginiaGrayson Highlands State ParkGrayson County, VirginiaTwo of many wild ponies at the park. A great place to take a beautiful hike up the Appalachian Trail and a summit of Mt Rogers - Virginia's highest...McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaOne of my most favorite places to go #hiking in the Southwest Virginia area.Falls Ridge Preserve, Montgomery County, VirginiaFalls Ridge PreserveMontgomery County, VirginiaI found this place towards the end of my last semester at Virginia Tech. It's a smaller preserve but there's still some #hiking trails worth...
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