Davidson River in Pisgah National Forest is a great starter. I first introduced my daughter to hiking and camping when she was really young (2nd grade), I started her off at Davidson River. As a mom with a young child I wanted to make sure she had a great first experience. Davidson River was fantastic for that. Lots of great trails near by where I could teach her how to navigate trails, read maps and look for blaze markers to keep us on the right trails and at the same time introduce her to the awesome beauty of camping and being outdoors. There are great hikes near by for all skill level....She is high school now and still loves our mother/daughter camping adventures. As others have said be prepared for weather, this area isn't referred to as the land of waterfalls for nothing. Expect rain. Enjoy your adventure.
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