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Doughton Recreation Area

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Recommended Routes in Doughton Recreation Area - 1

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Favorite Clouds hang low in the valley along Alligator Back on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Intermediate

Alligator Rocks to Bluff Mountain

1.0 mi 1.6 km 316' Up 96.31 m Up 316' Down 96.27 m Down

Sparta, NC

Doughton Recreation Area Running

  • 29 Miles 47 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Doughton Recreation Area - 6

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4.9 mi 7.9 km #1Flat Rock Ridge Trail
Difficult
Hays, NC
Difficult
Hays, NC
7.2 mi 11.5 km #2Bluff Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mulberry, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Mulberry, NC
2.8 mi 4.5 km #3Bluff Ridge Primitive Trail
Difficult
Sparta, NC
Difficult
Sparta, NC 11 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #4Cedar Ridge Trail
Difficult
Sparta, NC
Difficult
Sparta, NC
3.2 mi 5.1 km #5Basin Creek Trail
Difficult
Sparta, NC
Difficult
Sparta, NC
6.1 mi 9.9 km #6Grassy Gap Fire Road
Intermediate
Hays, NC
Intermediate
Hays, NC

Photos of Doughton Recreation Area - 18

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About halfway up ridge looking off towards Stone Mtn State Park
Jan 8, 2018 near Mulberry, NC
Brinegar Cabin. Photo by Jonah Unks.
Apr 6, 2016 near Sparta, NC
View from the shelter at the top of Bluff Ridge Primitive Trail. A welcome place to sit after an intense outing.
Sep 18, 2017 near Sparta, NC
More overlooks on the way UP Flat Rock Ridge Trail
Jan 9, 2018 near Mulberry, NC
Clouds hang low in the valley along Alligator Back on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Jan 3, 2017 near Sparta, NC
Trailhead parking
Aug 6, 2019 near Sparta, NC
A hand-chiseled millstone lies abandoned in the creek
Apr 18, 2018 near Sparta, NC
The Middle Falls drops into a welcoming pool
Apr 18, 2018 near Sparta, NC