10 Amazing North Carolina Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

Summertime is officially on the horizon and what pairs better with summer than a beautiful hike in gorgeous North Carolina scenery? While some hikes can be somewhat intense, and even spanning a day or two, if you’re looking to hop in the car for some ‘semi’ instant gratification and adventure, these easy but amazing hikes are a must-add to your summer bucket list!

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How beautiful are those hikes? Perfect for a quick adventure or accompaniment to a weekend long outing. Which ones have you done before? Any you’d add to the list?

Speaking of short but amazing hikes, this 0.50 mile trail leads you to a beautiful mountain-fed swimming hole.