Hiking: Charlotte

Looking for a hike in the Charlotte area? Here are five options. Click "here" for more information.

Crowders Mountain State Park: Crowders Mountain and Rocktop trails
Decent climb with a great payoff: views and a craggy top
Length: 5 miles (18 total in the park)
Difficulty: Strenuous
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Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
Gorgeous natural area with a rare Piedmont Prairie
Length: 4 miles (16 miles total in the preserve)
Difficulty: moderate
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Morrow Mountain State Park: Sugarloaf and Morrow Mountain trails
Two legitimate Piedmont summit bids in one day!
Length: 5.4 miles (15 miles total in the park)
Difficulty: strenuous
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Ridgeline Trail: Crowders Mountain State Park (N.C.) to Kings Mountain State Park (S.C.)
An epic hike from one state to another
Length: 12 miles
Difficulty: strenuous
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Uwharrie National Forest: Uwharrie National Recreation Trail
A long hike through an ancient mountain range
Length: 22.9 miles
Difficulty: moderate to strenuous (depending upon length)
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