The Best Hikes near Charlotte

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Upper Falls, Transylvania County, North CarolinaUpper FallsTransylvania County, North CarolinaThe upper Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, falling 411 feet! It's about 60 miles from downtown Asheville and part of...Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Rutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State ParkRutherford County, North CarolinaChimney Rock is a great little hike, if you like to hike straight up. But the views of Lake Lure and the gorge are worth it. (And if you had a good...Kincora Hiking Hostel, Carter County, TennesseeKincora Hiking HostelCarter County, TennesseeA warm place on a rainy day. Bob Peoples has operated the Kincora Hiking Hostel as a service to backpackers for several years now. Inside there is...Unaka Mountain, Mitchell County, North CarolinaUnaka MountainMitchell County, North CarolinaThe day we reached Unaka mountain it had stormed the night before but the clouds had now risen high into the sky, it turned out we were going to...Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, Transylvania County, North CarolinaPisgah Forest, North CarolinaTransylvania County, North CarolinaBathing in the lightCongaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South CarolinaMy bucket list is to visit all 59 of the U.S. National Parks. So far, we've been lucky enough to explore over 30. Here's one of them. Congaree...Three top moutain, Watauga County, North CarolinaThree top moutainWatauga County, North CarolinaSummit one of "three top" with my best friend. Challenging hike but the smokies were beautiful this dayPearsons Falls, Polk County, North CarolinaPearsons FallsPolk County, North CarolinaPierson's Falls is a beautiful little water fall that is nestled in the cozy countryside of western North Carolina. It is about a quarter mile hike...Hump Mountain, Avery County, North CarolinaHump MountainAvery County, North CarolinaOn my last day hiking the AT in Tennessee the weather cleared and hump mountain stood waiting. It provided the best views from the trail I have...Table Rock, Pickens County, South CarolinaTable RockPickens County, South CarolinaThe top of the mountain, after a 3 mile hike you find a breathtaking view!Congaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South CarolinaHeavy mist light rain and an all around wetness during the last few days really brought out the colors at Congaree National park. Take the 7mile...Rough Ridge, Avery County, North CarolinaRough RidgeAvery County, North CarolinaRough Ridge is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a 1/3 mile uphill hike from the parking area milepost 302.8. Is park of the Tanawha trail. The...Hebron Rock Colony, Boone, North CarolinaHebron Rock ColonyBoone, North CarolinaThe swimming holeMt Rogers, Grayson County, VirginiaMt RogersGrayson County, VirginiaI wanted to murder my friend for getting me up at 3 am to hike to the peak of Mount Rogers to watch sunrise. But once we got to the summit and...Congaree National Park, Richland County, South CarolinaCongaree National ParkRichland County, South Carolina@congareenps @visit_SCarolina We enjoyed a relaxing day hiking on one of the many trails at the Congaree National Park! This is home to the United...Crowders Mountain State Park, Gastonia, North CarolinaCrowders Mountain State ParkGastonia, North CarolinaThe hike up to Kings Pinnacle is pretty easy (minus the very end), but the views are the kind you'd expect from a much tougher hike. A quick detour...Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, VirginiaGrayson Highlands State ParkGrayson County, VirginiaThis is the place to see real wild sexy ponies! They are all over the hills and happy to strike a pose for a photo. See more of our take on the...Davidson River Recreational Area, North CarolinaDavidson River Recreational AreaNorth CarolinaThis area of piscah national forest offers an abundance of summer activities. Sliding Rock waterfall (you can actually slide down the waterfall...Rough Ridge, Avery County, North CarolinaRough RidgeAvery County, North CarolinaRough Ridge is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just a 1/3 mile uphill hike from the parking area milepost 302.8. Is park of the Tanawha trail. The...Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, North CarolinaHanging Rock State ParkStokes County, North CarolinaHanging Rock has trails to waterfalls and rock outcrops overlooking mountains and the piedmont. There are 18 miles of hiking trails and access to...
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