Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina
by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
A fine getaway that's convenient to the Charlotte city limits. The tower at the top spoils the view slightly, but getting past it to the overlooks beyond still makes for a real sense of 'getting away' without the longer drives to the western NC mountains. The Tower Trail is an access road on the trip up; past the tower it narrows to a footpath, and the descent is aided by an extensive set of steps. My 5-year old boy made it up and back with energy to spare!
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