Best Hikes of Charlotte and Beyond

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$25 for REI Members

$45 for non-members

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

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

What to bring with you


The class will be held at Anne Springs Close Greenway: Lake Haigler Entrance. Participants are responsible for transportation to the class location. An email with more details will be sent to registered participants the week of class. There will be a $5 entry fee to the Greenway for participants unless individual has an Anne Springs Close Greenway membership, then entry is free.

Map image of Anne Springs Close Greenway: Lake Haigler

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Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve with over 40 miles of trails, is a REI Charlotte multiple year grant recipient.