Best Hikes Charlotte

The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

Book Description

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Charlotte veteran hikers Jennifer Pharr Davis and Johnny Molloy offer the absolute best hikes in the greater Charlotte area. Each featured trail is perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find outdoor activities close to home. This guide leads you up mountains, over creeks, and through forests to the best outdoor adventures around Charlotte:

  • Discover the gorgeous views at Crowders Mountain where Kings Pinnacle rises high above the Charlotte skyline.
  • Explore the family-friendly Jetton Park Trail with its beaches, picnic areas, and scenic trails.
  • Experience America’s past at the Kings Mountain National Military Park and the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site.

Every chapter includes up-to-date hike specs, a brief hike description, directional cues, and a detailed map.

About Davis, Jennifer Pharr

Jennifer Pharr Davis fell in love with hiking as a young child exploring the trails of her grandparents farm outside Charlotte, NC. In pursuing her increased passion for the trails, Jennifer has now completed over 8,000 miles of trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail, the Long Trail, and two traverses of the Appalachian Trail. Jennifer is the owner and founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Co.

Johnny Molloy is an American writer and adventurer who has explored much of the United States, spending over 4,000 nights backpacking, canoe camping and tent camping throughout the country over the past three decades. His writings include hiking guidebooks, camping guidebooks, paddling guidebooks, comprehensive guidebooks about a specific area, as well as true outdoor adventure books. Johnny continues writing and adventuring to this day. For the latest on Johnny, please visit