Hiking North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hickory Nut Gorge, Linville Gorge, NC State Parks, Pisgah National Forest and Much MoreBook - 2012
Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains are some of the oldest on earth, boasting old-growth forests, pristine streams, and ancient heath balds with stunning views. This guide includes 72 great day hikes ranging from 1 to 13 miles, with destinations like the stone tower of Hanging Rock State Park, Max Patch on the Appalachian Trail, the ?Opera Box? at Chimney Rock State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway's Craggy Gardens, the waterfalls of Linville Gorge, and Gregory Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each entry includes complete driving and hiking directions, maps, trailhead GPS coordinates, elevation gain, trail highlights, and related historical anecdotes, plus books and movies set in each locale.
Publisher: Almond, NC : Milestone Press, 2012
Branch Call Number: 917.56
Characteristics: 377 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm