Backpacking / Camping in Charlotte, NC

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  1. An absolute classic of the Carolina's. This 14-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail dives in and out of woods, cresting several highland balds along the way.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    94.3 miles
    Duration
    This trek can be a long day hike as well.
  2. The lake front campground at Devils Fork State Park is the perfect launching pad for explorations of Lake Jocassee and the waterfall-laden blue ridge escarpment that defines the northwestern section of South Carolina.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    121.0 miles
    Duration
  3. Often passed over in lieu of it’s more well known iconic neighbors, the relatively new Gorges State Park offers a seclusion not easily found in those popular parks. This moderate, two night backpack trip leads hikers through a dense and varied temperate rain forest – crowded only with hemlock, rhododendron, and groves of trees.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    116.2 miles
    Duration
    This loop can be easily done in two days or even as a very long day hike.
  4. These backwoods trails lead through dense forests and along the beautiful Lake Jocassee.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    116.2 miles
    Duration
    This loop can be completed in two days and even as a very long dayhike. Three days allows for some time to explore away from the campsite.
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