11 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In North Carolina Should Take

With the weather warming up, I’ve been dreaming of a mountain getaway. A weekend spent camping, hiking, seeing waterfalls and taking pictures. But dedicating a whole weekend to that takes some serious planning. Sometimes you just want to get away…without all the effort. If you’re looking for a great workout, a great view, and an easy-to-moderate hike…these 11 hikes under five miles will give you just that.

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It truly is amazing how many diverse hiking trails our state has, and to be honest, I was a bit surprised at HOW amazing they are for being under five miles. Now you have no excuse not to get out and get active! What are your favorite hikes in North Carolina? Have you hiked any of these trails before?