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North Carolina Hiking Trails, 4thby Allen De Hart
Synopses & Reviews
Meticulously researched and updated, this new edition of AMC's popular guide offers the most comprehensive trail information available for North Carolina hikers. With more than 1,000 trails covering 3,500 miles, North Carolina is a hiker's paradise, boasting an incredible variety of terrain for hikers of all ages, interests, and abilities. North Carolina Hiking Trails covers them all, with descriptions of everything from short family walks to long-distance treks. Hikers will find authoritative coverage of trails in national forests; national parks and refuges, state parks, forests, and historic sites; city and county parks; and private and college properties. Each trail description provides information about distance, difficulty, elevation, connecting trails, landmarks, scenery, and more. There is also information about trail access as well as nearby support services. Locator maps at the beginning of each chapter help readers quickly pinpoint trailhead locations for easy trip planning. Whether they are looking for a short excursion, a daylong adventure, or an overnight trip along the Appalachian Trail, North Carolina Hiking Trails is a must-have guide for hikers of all ages, abilities, and interests.
Special features include:
Extensive trail notes for more than 1,000 trails covering 3,500 miles
In-text locator maps for easy trip planning
Trail distances and elevation change
Notes on natural history
Tips for trip planning, safety, and map and compass use
Leave No Trace principles
Appendices listing family day hikes, trails for people with disabilities, and long-distance hiking trails
Now completely revised and updated, North Carolina Hiking Trails is the most comprehensive guide available to the trails of the Old North State.
With more than 1,300 trails covering 3,500 miles, North Carolina is a hiker's paradise, boasting an incredible variety of terrain. This new edition of North Carolina Hiking Trails covers them all, from short family walks along the coast to long-distance treks in the mountains. You'll find coverage of trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and in Pisgah National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plus trails in national wildlife refuges, state parks and forests, county parks, and much more. Each trail description details distance, difficulty, elevation, connecting trails, landmarks, scenery, and more.
About the Author
Allen de Hart has been hiking, designing, constructing, and writing about North Carolina's trails for more than 60 years. He has authored eight books and trail guides for West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Florida, and the sea islands of Georgia.
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