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For many, exploring a trail is the best way to enjoy the national forests in North Carolina. With more than 1,600 miles of trails, a variety of opportunities await you - from short, easy walks to long-distance backpacking adventures.

Recreation Maps

Get the latest maps of the Croatan, Nantahala, Pisgah and Uwharrie national forests.