Hiking is a cheap and easy way to explore and enjoy the outdoors. In Cherokee County, you can choose to hike through the Nantahala National Forest, go on a hike through the mountains or even hike to one of our waterfalls. There are hundreds of trails that are designated for hikers and backpackers to enjoy and many of them are open to the public year round. Along our trails you’ll find picnic areas where you can stop to rest or enjoy a picnic. There are lakes and rivers around if you decide you want to go for a swim. You’ll also find restrooms that are open for hikers to utilize.

North Carolina is home to some of the highest mountain peaks in the East. Since Cherokee County is at the meeting of three sets of mountains, the Appalachian Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains, there are plenty of hiking trails for hikers of any level. Whether you’re looking to climb difficult trails that take you to the top of the mountain or are looking to go on a relaxing hike through the woods, you can find it here. Our location has made us a prime destination for hiking and backpacking.

Contact us to find our more information about hiking in Cherokee County, NC., or visit Tusquitee Outdoors.

Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Address 104 Tennessee Street Suite A | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-4165
Cherokee Lake Picnic Area
Cherokee Lake Picnic Area
Cherokee Lake Picnic Area
Address From Murphy, take US 64 West, and go 8 miles. Turn right onto NC 294, and go 3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 313 to enter the picnic area. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5152
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area
Address Take Joe Brown highway (SR 1326) northwest out of Murphy for 5 miles. Turn left at the entrance sign, into the Park. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail
Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail
Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail
Address P.O. Box 1152 | Murphy, NC 28906
Piney Knob Trail
Piney Knob Trail
Hiking and Mountain Biking Trail
Address | Murphy, NC 28906
Wood's Outdoor Adventures
Wood's Outdoor Adventures
Hiking, Canoeing and Fly-Fishing Guide Service in Cherokee, Graham and Clay County.
Address 117 Little Wolf Creek Road | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-494-4510