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  1. A ten-mile loop trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway with stunning mountain views and a serene, creekside stroll.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    114.0 miles
    Duration
    Assuming an average pace of 2 mph and a few stops to enjoy the worthwhile views.
  2. Hiking and running a 16 Mile loop of forested rolling hills. Pass through land were a decisive civil war victory was won.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    31.2 miles
    Duration
    Assuming a quick, 3 mph walking pace. As a training trail for long distance runners the pace can be much faster here.
  3. Hiking over the 600 foot granite peak and around the 200 foot waterfall are just a couple of the highlights at Stone Mountain State Park

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.8 miles
    Duration
    It'll take about three hours to complete the five-mile loop with stops to take in the views. Several other trails can be added on for a longer hike.
  4. The hike to King's Pinnacle, one of two peaks at Crowders Mountain State Park, is steep at times. But expansive views from rock outcroppings make it worthwhile.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.1 miles
    Duration
    The trip up will be slower but an overall speed of 2 mph isn't difficult to achieve.
  5. Hiking the once giant peaks of Morrow Mountain State park. While humbled, the weather warn mountains still offer great views of the surrounding piedmont

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.3 miles
    Duration
    Depending on the loops taken, this can be a nearly all day event or a couple hour's walk.
  6. Hiking at Pilot Mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, and the distinctive mushroomed shaped pinnacle itself.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    81.0 miles
    Duration
    Walking at a moderate pace of 2.5 miles per hour and stopping for a lunch break will get the nine-mile loop complete in about half a day
  7. Waterfall watching and long trail hiking at South Mountain State Park

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.4 miles
    Duration
    6-8 hours
  8. A great hike with fantastic views. The perfect getaway when the leaves start changing colors.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.1 miles
    Duration
    At an average pace of 2 mph, this five-mile hike will take about two and a half hours.
  9. Hanging Rock State Park is home to some of the most dramatic views in central Carolina. Several significant waterfalls are easily accessible with a short hike from the visitors center

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    291.0 miles
    Duration
    At 2 mph and with some time to appreciated the views and falls, the 10-mile hike will take about six hours to complete.
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