This month we were a little tight on time so we went to a shorter hike just two hours from home - Hawksbill Trail in North Carolina.
This is a 2.2 mile round-trip (there and back) moderate trail. It gets a little steep towards the top but the views are worth it! It was pretty muddy the day we went but there had been a lot of rain recently.
You will come to a split on the way up - go left! That's where it gets progressively steeper. At the summit, there's an obvious vantage point towards the left which is where we went, however, I read that if you follow the narrow trail to the right, there's an even better vantage point! Guess I have to go back now!
For more details on this hike and directions to get there, check out this website: https://www.romanticasheville.com/hawksbill_mountain.htm and word to the wise, there's no bathrooms anywhere near it!
All in all, it was a nice hike with good views! Have you tried any new hikes lately? Do you research before you try a new hike? I should have!