7 North Carolina Summer Hikes Most of the World Hasn’t Discovered
North Carolina is pure heaven in the summer. The breezes along the Outer Banks make the humid beach days feel like a tropical paradise. The cities are alive with summer festivals. And the mountains in the west are warm enough to hike — and usually dry enough to do it comfortably. Of course, in spots like Great Smoky Mountain National Park and much of Asheville, you’ll find tens of thousands of other people who are in on North Carolina’s beauty too. In other areas, however, you can still find hikes where you’ll be alone with nature. Here are seven of the best hikes in North Carolina you shouldn’t have to share with too many other people.