Fun Family Hikes

Bearwallow Valley Trail on a misty morning.

photo by John D. Wright

Looking for a hike for the entire family?  Here are trails everyone can enjoy together.  I have selected hikes with little elevation change, that are readily accessible, and short.  They are divided by area as follows:

DuPont State Forest

Gorges State Park

Pisgah Ranger District

Also easy and grouped together are the trails at Lake Powhatan and those at the Cradle of Forestry.  The latter is an attraction with a fee, but it has amenities/activities aimed for children.

Considering a guided hike?  My friend, Craig Miller, has been leading guided hikes in the area for many years.  He will take anyone anywhere, but he specializes in hikes for seniors and families.  Check out his website for more information.

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