Introduction to Hiking Class

8:30 AM  –  2:30 PM

Lake Norman State Park: Swim Beach Parking Lot

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 12

New to hiking? On this outing you'll learn about the gear and clothing that can make your hikes more comfortable and enjoyable. We'll practice some techniques to help you hike more efficiently and cover skills such as route finding and emergency preparedness. An instructor versed in photography, birding or navigation will also lend their personal knowledge to add interest to your hike.

  • Learn basic hiking skills such as route finding, emergency preparedness and personal health
  • Learn about the equipment that can make your hikes more enjoyable
  • Discover hidden trails in your backyard.


Instructor will lead participants on a group hike after lunch: on easy-moderate trails / terrain and up to 3 miles. Participants will be sent an email the week prior to the class with specific details regarding what to bring, meeting location and other information.

Lake Norman State Park: Swim Beach Parking Lot

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