Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte Guide Book

by Jennifer Pharr Davis (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Charlotte  by Jennifer Pharr Davis

128pp/maps
ISBN: 0762755202

Best Easy Day Hikes Charlotte includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in the Charlotte, North Carolina, metropolitan region. Discover historically significant and ecologically diverse routes in Piedmont's rolling hills and forests- from trails that take you past 200-year-old homesteads and abandoned mine shafts to a Revolutionary War battlefield and a Native American Trading Route.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: The Historic Lake Haigler Trail at Anne Springs Close Greenway is a sampler of everything that makes Charlottearea hiking so fantastic. The trail starts by traveling through open pastures and beside a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Fort Mill, SC - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: The easy accessibility, medium length, and moderate terrain of the Mill Loop make it a favorite “after-work” hike within the Charlotte region. Part of the Anne Springs Close Greenway, the urban Mill L ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Fort Mill, SC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: The Badin Lake Loop is located to the east of Charlotte in the northern portion of Uwharrie National Forest. The trail is valued for its wealth of undeveloped shoreline, which provides picturesque vie ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Badin, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This path leads to the summit of Crowders Mountain and, on a clear day, to views of the Charlotte skyline. Following the Crowders Trail to the ridgeline, you’ll enjoy a gradual ascent through a hardwo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This hike leads to rocky Kings Mountain Pinnacle—at 1,705 feet, the highest point overlooking Charlotte. The Pinnacle Trail begins with a gradual incline but becomes more challenging as it continues u ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: What the Jetton Park pathways lack in mileage, they make up for in adventure. The trail system passes by a maintained garden, restored barn, lookout point, swimming beach, and playground—making it a g ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Cornelius, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This hike starts and ends at the historic Kings Mountain Battlefield. The path begins by climbing several small hills that surround the battlefield before reaching a valley and contouring a small cree ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This hike passes through Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park. It starts beside the Kings Mountain Battlefield but soon finds its way to the banks of bubbling Clarks Cre ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This path makes a loop within the borders of Lake Norman State Park. It meanders 5.2 miles—primarily along the shoreline of Lake Norman—and offers stunning views of the remote northern portion of the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Troutman, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: There are so many terrific short loops at Latta Plantation, it is hard to pick a favorite. This hike features the four best loops at the plantation—split into two separate figure-eight formations. Enj ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Huntersville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: The Mountain Island Lake Trail at Latta Plantation offers both beauty and variety. The hike starts at the center of the preserve and passes over rolling terrain and beside the equestrian facility on i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Huntersville, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: McAlpine Creek Park is a wonderful place for the urban hiker to explore level dirt trails and granular greenways that weave through wooded areas, along a creek, and past two park ponds. The suggeste ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Matthews, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This path follows some of the best short circuit walks at McDowell Nature Preserve. From the nature center the path follows an inland trail to a beech forest before finding a small stream and winding ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Lake Wylie, SC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Fall Mountain Loop at Morrow Mountain State Park offers a surprising amount of variety in a 4.1-mile hike. The trail starts at the Yadkin River and gently climbs up the Fall Mountain ridge to reve ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Badin, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: The Sugarloaf Mountain Trail, located at the heart of Morrow Mountain State Park, is a short hike that offers both a physical challenge and a great reward. After a short but challenging climb, the tra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Badin, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The hike at Reed Gold Mine will captivate the imagination of visitors young and old. The historic adventure starts with an underground journey through a mine tunnel and then climbs a gentle hill to th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Locust, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This path follows the perimeter of Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and features a short out-and-back to the historic Robinson Rock House Ruin. To start, the trail skirts Dragonfly Pond and then joins th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Harrisburg, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This hike explores Ribbonwalk Urban Forest, a 200-acre natural jewel near the heart of downtown Charlotte. The start of the trail skirts the Ribbonwalk forest wetlands and wanders through the woods to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The U.S. Whitewater Center is an urban playground for the outdoor enthusiast. There are numerous activities and amenities to keep you occupied and entertained for an entire day—or more. The center boa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Mount Holly, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Traveling out and back from the southern terminus, the path leads you past small streams, through green mountain laurel tunnels, and along rockstrewn ridges. This small portion of the Uwharrie Recreat ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Charlotte"
Badin, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.6
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