Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
CLICK HERE to download two free hikes — "Cedar Rock Trail" and "Crowders Mountain" — from 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina * Each of these North Carolina hikes is the cream-of-the-crop * Full-color topographical maps, elevation profiles, and over 100 stunning trail photographs * Trails-at-a-Glance chart to help find the hikes you want quickly and easily * Includes info on North Carolina public lands acquisition and regulations North Carolina is the ideal hiking state: dramatic mountain trails in the Southern Appalachians, lots of rolling trails near high population centers in the Piedmont, diverse hikes that few people know about on the Coastal Plain. The varied climates of the state make for a wide array of hiking opportunities, sure to provide some favorites for everyone. Whether you thrive off of an intense heart-pounding climb with a sweeping vista as a reward or prefer a smoother terrain filled with interesting historical tidbits, there is a classic hike for you.
This guidebook reveals a collection of sixty of the best dog friendly hiking trails in North Carolina. From mountain views to the coveted coast, there’s a trail for you and your trusty companions. Your pups will frolic, swim, play, explore, and enjoy every step of the way. Throughout are full-color photos and maps, helpful tips, and tailored hike specs with information on leash requirements, trail surface, other trail users, and more. You’ll also find important advice about hiking with dogs and preparation before you hit the trail. Grab the leash, don your pack, and get ready for an adventure that will have tails wagging for days to come.
Author: Robert L. Williams
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2012-06-04
This updated third edition offers day hikes for all skill levels and abilities, including an underground hike through an old gold mine and a climb to the top of the highest peak along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain ranges of North Carolina—from the Blue Ridge and Great Smokies to the southern foothills—are distinguished by steep gorges, spectacular waterfalls, lush forests, open vistas and temperate weather, making them a popular hiking destination in every season. This updated third edition offers day hikes for all skill levels and abilities, including an underground hike through an old gold mine and a climb to the top of the highest peak along the Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition to trailhead directions, hiking distances and times, safety tips, and topographic maps, you’ll also find folk stories, historical anecdotes, and natural history information.
North Carolina boasts a natural environment of exceptional richness and diversity. From the mountains to the coast, the state is home to an extraordinary variety of publicly accessible sites that showcase aspects of its ecology, geology, biology, and natural history. This book leads the reader on thirty-eight field trips to some of the most interesting and instructive of these natural landscapes. Written by leading naturalists from across the state, this collection of "eco-tours" includes excursions to each of its four major regions: the coast, the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, and the mountains. Each trip traces a thirty- to seventy-mile driving route that connects preserved areas, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, nature trails, and other sites of interest. All entries provide a map of the route, describe what can be seen and learned along the way, and discuss especially noteworthy features. An essential resource for anyone who treasures North Carolina's natural heritage, this book will inspire and inform travelers throughout the Tar Heel state.
57 day hikes in the mountains of North and South Carolina, ranging from 2 to 13 miles in length. Highlights include waterfalls of Dupont State Forest, historic remains of George Vanderbilt's estate in Pisgah National Forest, Craggy Gardens off the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the summit of Cold Mountain. Each hike entry includes maps, directions to the trailhead, elevation gain, and books and movies related to the area. Over 200 b&w photographs.
Hiking South Carolina covers the best hiking throughout the entire state. This book has the reader traversing from the mountains to the sea in one of the most beautiful and diverse states in the US. No matter where you are in the state, it is likely that this book will have a trail for you to explore nearby. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make navigating these wonderful trails easy, and interesting information about the environment and history of each trail gives hikers a unique insight into the trail that they are exploring.
This is the only trail guide to the Uwharrie National Forest of North Carolina. The guide contains maps and detailed descriptions of over 215 miles of trails including 113 named trails and 95 suggested multi-trail trips. The Uwharrie National Forest is the closest national forest to the majority of the population centers of North Carolina. This guide is a must for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian enthusiasts.
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2016-03-15
With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve. In this definitive book on Grandfather, Randy Johnson guides readers on a journey through the mountain's history, from its geological beginnings millennia ago and the early days of exploration to its role in regional development and eventual establishment as a North Carolina state park. Along the way, he shows how Grandfather has changed, and has been changed by, the people of western North Carolina and beyond. To tell the full natural and human story, Johnson draws not only on historical sources but on his rich personal experience working closely on the mountain alongside Hugh Morton and others. The result is a unique and personal telling of Grandfather's lasting significance. The book includes more than 200 historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and a practical guide to hiking the extensive trails, appreciating key plant and animal species and photographing the natural wonder that is Grandfather.
North Carolina resident and local writer Jason Frye provides an insider’s look at the Tar Heel State, from the Outer Banks to Charlotte to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frye includes unique trip ideas like Garden Weekends and offers activities for all interests. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide also provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on finding the state's best golf courses, kayaking around Bald Head Island, and browsing through antique shops and art galleries in New Bern, Moon North Carolina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Camping North Carolina provides useful information about public campgrounds in the state of North Carolina. Within each of the campground listings is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, dates of operation, available facilities, and recreational activities. You will also find many fun and exciting things to do in the surrounding areas of each campground, from hang gliding on the Outer Banks to zip lining in the mountains, watching the wild mustangs run on the beach, or simply sitting by a waterfall. Also included is helpful information about camping basics and etiquette, camping with children, and the state's diverse and abundant wildlife. Pack up the tent, load the RV, and hit the road. With this guide in hand, North Carolina is yours to explore.
With 12 detailed weekend trip descriptions, North Carolina Adventure Weekends takes readers to the best destinations in North Carolina for 48 hours of maximum adventure. Each chapter includes a summary of the best camping and lodging options; detailed hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling opportunities (rated for difficulty); driving directions; relevant map information; and local sources for gear, supplies, and rentals.