Best Hikes Near Charlotte Guide Book

by Jennifer Pharr Davis (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Charlotte  by Jennifer Pharr Davis

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ISBN: 0762771488

Take a Hike! Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are forty of the best hikes within an hour’s drive of Charlotte, North Carolina—from Lake Norman State Park to Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge to Kings Mountain National Military Park. Each hike offers a historical perspective wherever you are in the piedmont region, which is characterized with forests of pine and hardwood trees and multiple lakes and rivers. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers plenty to choose from: • Crowders Mountain State Park • Anne Springs Close Greenway • Uwharrie National Forest • U.S. National Whitewater Center • Latta Plantation Nature Preserve • Cane Creek Park

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Charlotte" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This path travels past several historic sites on its journey to the Anne Springs Close Nature Center. By starting at the Dairy Barn trailhead, the route first visits Coltharp Cabin, a small wooden far ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Fort Mill, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This trail starts at the Anne Springs Close Nature Center and follows the historic Nation Ford Road past Rush Pavilion to Lake Haigler. The route then does a semicircle around the scenic lake. At the ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Fort Mill, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: The South Loop at Anne Springs Close Greenway could also be called the S loop. It is located in the southernmost potion of the greenway and it combines three trails: the Blue Star Trail, the School Lo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Fort Mill, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This hike starts by heading north and looping around Lake Crandall, before veering southwest to meet the Norfolk Southern Railroad line and Steele Creek. The route then parallels the creek and crosses ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Fort Mill, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: Cane Creek Park has a lot to offer. Located to the south of Charlotte in Waxhaw, the park has an extensive day-use area and a large campground that surround a 350- acre prized-bass lake. The property ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Waxhaw, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This is one of the most technical and exciting hikes in the Charlotte area. It starts at the Crowders Mountain Visitor Center and follows the Crowders Trail through a dense forest of oak, cedar, and p ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This hike combines two of the most kid-friendly trails in Crowders Mountain State park into a fun-filled figure-eight hike that is perfect for families. The trail starts at the Crowders Mountain Visit ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Kings Pinnacle is one of the most recognizable peaks surrounding Charlotte. This hike takes you on a challenging uphill climb from the visitor center at Crowders Mountain State Park to the jagged summ ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Kings Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This route starts at the Linwood Road parking lot, at the north end of Crowders Mountain State Park. The hike then follows the Tower Trail up the east face of Crowders Mountain. This trail will often ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Gastonia, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: You dont have to own a mansion on the shore of Lake Norman to enjoy a day at the lake. Jetton Park offers a sunning beach, picnic area, and scenic hiking trails where families can spend an afternoon o ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Cornelius, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: The historic Battlefield Trail starts at Kings Mountain National Military Park Visitor Center and retraces the significant plot of land where the Patriots defeated the Loyalists in a critical victory ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Grover, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: If you want to escape the crowds and monuments at the Kings Mountain National Military Park Visitor Center, consider taking this scenic out-and-back hike to the solitary summit of Brown Mountain. As p ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Grover, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This is a strenuous but enjoyable full-day hike. The trail starts near Lake Crawford at Kings Mountain State Park and immediately heads for the woods, where the route travels through a hardwood forest ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Grover, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: This trail leads from the scenic, recreation-filled Kings Mountain State Park to the historic and inspiring Kings Mountain National Military Park. The route starts by exploring a hardwood forest and t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Grover, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is a fabulous hike for families. It starts at the Lake Crawford Lodge, which was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. From there it travels to the south end of the lake, where a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Grover, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This route explores some of the most popular mountain biking/hiking trails at Lake Norman State Park. But dont worry! Hikers are welcome, and a very well-regulated trail system helps everyone to enjoy ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Troutman, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: The Laurel Loop is the newest path at Lake Norman State Park. The 4.7-mile route explores the eastern boundary of the property, just inside the park entrance. The trail is used by both mountain bikers ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Troutman, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Attention pedestrians: Lake Norman State Park reserved the most scenic route on the property just for hikers! Unlike the other multiuse trails at the park, this path is reserved for those traveling on ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Troutman, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: If sitting on a large solitary boulder warmed by the sun and overlooking a beautiful lake sounds like a nice way to spend the afternoon, then this hike is for you. The path starts at the Buzzard Rock ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Paw Creek, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: By combining four separate, short loop trails, this hike offers a wide variety of terrain and scenery. The first two loops leave from the horse trailer parking lot and take you on an information stati ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Charlotte"
Paw Creek, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.9