Best Hikes of Charlotte and Beyond

8:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

Lake Norman State Park: Swim Beach Parking Lot

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 6

Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor for an adventure on some of the best local hiking trails within an hour of Charlotte - the Piedmont has many hidden gems! We'll introduce you to the area's local gems, teach you tips to making hiking more comfortable, introduce principles of Leave No Trace and share some other knowledge of the outdoors with you. You may even get to see first-hand how REI's community investments have impacted outdoor recreation in this region! Come explore with REI and experience why A Life Outdoors Is a Life Well Lived. See the notes section regarding specific details about each hike and location.

  • Get to know a great local hiking trail
  • Meet fellow hiking enthusiasts


More details and specific instructions will be emailed to participants a week prior to the hike. The hike will be 3-4 miles on easy to moderate terrain with some elevation gain and loss.

Lake Norman State Park: Swim Beach Parking Lot

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