Five-Star Trails: Charlotte Guide Book

by Joshua Kinser (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Charlotte  by Joshua Kinser

240pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897328884

Five-Star Trails: Charlotte is a handy guide for area residents, vacationers seeking outdoor fun, and for business travelers with a free afternoon. With a diverse collection of hiking routes, the book offers choices for everyone from solo trekkers to companions to families with either youngsters or oldsters to consider. Researched, experienced, and written by a local author, the guide provides in-depth trail descriptions, directions, and commentary on what to expect along the way. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance key info, helping readers quickly determine the perfect trip for them when they are ready to head out the door.

© 2012 Joshua Kinser /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: The Red Loop hike starts in the northern portion of Cane Creek Park and is more than 3 miles long but has little elevation. It’s an easy hike through mostly forested terrain. A good hike for older kid ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Starting from the southern section of Cane Creek Park, this trail departs from the primitive-camping parking lot on the shore of Cane Creek Lake. The route combines two popular trails in the park to c ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This hike combines the Pinnacle, Turnback, Fern, and Lake trails to create a loop that traverses a wide variety of landscapes. The highlight is at the end of the trail, when the Fern and Lake trails l ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: This hike combines three trails in Crowders Mountain State Park— the Crowders Trail, Rocktop Trail, and Backside Trail—to create a loop that climbs challenging hills up to the summit of Crowders Mount ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: If you love gardens, plan on spending the whole day for this walk. The route explores the best features of the gardens, including the Formal Display Gardens and the four Perennial Gardens. Daniel Stow ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: This route explores the heart of Downtown and Uptown Charlotte, taking you past some of the most visited attractions that really capture the spirit and character of the city. Nestled among impressive ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This walk explores the historic heart of Charlotte’s Uptown city center. In the 1800s, four political divisions made up the city’s geographic footprint, and the prosperous neighborhood in the northwes ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This trail is part of Charlotte’s impressive greenway system. To date, the Charlotte area has 14 greenways containing more than 30 miles of trails, making it one of the best greenway systems in the co ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Located about 25 minutes north of Charlotte’s city center, the 105- acre Jetton Park has more than 4 miles of trails to explore. This hike starts at the park’s visitor center, on the shore of Lake Nor ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: This route follows a biking and running path that runs along the outer edge of 105-acre Jetton Park, about 25 minutes north of Charlotte’s city center. The trail begins at a playground near the entran ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Explore the site of what is considered one of the most important confl icts of the Revolutionary War. This paved, wheelchair-accessible trail explores the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain through a very ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Walk along the shore of Lake Crawford and through a hardwood forest to a very interesting Living History Farm. The Living History Farm re-creates of what life was like in the 1800s, around the time th ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Exploring more than 5 miles of the backcountry of Kings Mountain State Park, this trail also ventures into nearby Kings Mountain National Military Park for a short distance. The trail is mostly a chal ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: The 1,345-acre Latta Plantation Nature Preserve offers an abundance of outdoor activities that include paddling, horseback riding, fishing, birding, and hiking. Along the trails, you will encounter se ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: This 2.2-mile section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway connects the Carolinas Medical Center with the recreation activities of Freedom Park and two other smaller parks to the south. This route is pa ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This route begins at McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte’s first official green space, about 11 miles southeast of Charlotte’s city center. Along this trail and in the vicinity you encounter tennis courts, ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This shorter route through McAlpine Creek Park follows a section of the greenway and loops around a nice pond. The trail runs in very close proximity to Ray’s Fetching Meadows, a leash-free dog park, ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Take a walk through one of the most popular sections of McDowell Nature Preserve on a loop hike that connects three different trails in the park. The hike leads through a slightly hilly hardwood fores ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: After checking out the preserve’s nature center, access this loop hike—a great trail for birding—that connects three popular trails. Preserve volunteers have established an abundance of bird boxes to ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The trail starts in the northeast section of the park, departing from the parking lot for the boat launch on the Yadkin River. This exceptionally beautiful and equally challenging hike is not to be mi ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Charlotte"
Charlotte, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4