When trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, day hiking trips are ideal. They provide a perfect opportunity to get away for quality time and fun but without spending a fortune.
Thousands of hikers chart trips every year in the Blue Ridge. North Carolina attracts hikers from all over the world because the Appalachian Mountains offer as much enjoyment to a beginner as a seasoned hiker due to its variety and difficulty of trails. Above all, North Carolinas magnificent beauty and wildlife is its primary appeal.
Seeing the majesty of a wildlife in their natural habitat is unmatched. Animal watching can be a great way to catch a glimpse of the splendor of nature. A recreational hike through the mountains can afford you the opportunity to see many birds and animals.
Almost all the trails are on public land and there is no fee to hike. You may need to register for overnight camping along the way, or if you dont like roughing it there are many small towns with pleasant accommodations.
The Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) works to build trails and greenways in the Elkin area to preserve history promote health and wellness and provide economic opportunities. Their goal working through the NC Rail Trails is to connect with trails that link Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin counties along with those that link with the rest of North Carolina.
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http://elkinvalleytrails.orgLast Updated on 6/5/2014
Do you love North Carolina? Do you love to hike? The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is North Carolina’s premier hiking trail. It stretches 1000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks stopping at many of North Carolina’s most beautiful places along the way.
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The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail travels through VA, TN, NC & SC, retracing the route of patriot militia as they tracked down the British. Eventually the two forces clashed, ending in patriot victory at the battle of Kings Mountain.
The trail is still under development through partnerships, but the public has many places to visit and walk today.
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Walk with the clubs and walkers of the American Volkssport Association for fun, fitness, and friendship.
The AVA's network of 305 Walking Clubs organize more than 3,000 walking events as well as occasional bikes, skis, and swims every year in most of our 50 states. All events are open to the public. Come join us!
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http://www.ava.org/ava_events.aspLast Updated on 5/5/2010
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based, private nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a 250,000-acre greenway extending from Maine to Georgia. Our mission is to ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, scenic vistas, wildlife and opportunities for simple recreation and renewal along the entire Trail corridor.
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http://www.appalachiantrail.orgLast Updated on 5/10/2010