From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for 140 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. The book is an ideal complement to the popular FalconGuide Hiking North Carolina, with minimal overlapping content.
The mountains of Georgia and South Carolina are renowned for beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in Georgia and South Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 60 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the states—many of them along the mountainous border between the two states, within easy access of each other. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. This book is an ideal complement to the popular FalconGuides Hiking South Carolina and Hiking Georgia, with minimal overlapping content.
Great Waterfalls of North Carolina is an informative guidebook for locating and photographing over 50 waterfalls and cascades in the beautiful Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The book contains color photographs of each waterfall along with detailed, easy-to-follow driving directions to the trailheads, and hiking or biking directions once you're on the trails. There are ratings for beauty and trail difficulty, as well as descriptions and the best photographic locations for every waterfall. This user-friendly guide is packed with information to assist you in exploring the fantastic array of the region's waterfalls.
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.
Author: Kevin Adams
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
Release Date: 2005
Since its original publication in 1994, North Carolina Waterfalls has been through six printings, attracting many thousands of readers who valued its clear road and trail directions and its photography tips.
Spectacular Waterfalls of Western North Carolina is an informative guidebook for locating and photographing over 50 waterfalls and cascades in the beautiful Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The book contains rich color photographs of each waterfall along with detailed, easy to follow driving directions to the trailheads, and hiking or biking directions once youre on the trails. There are ratings for beauty and trail difficulty, as well as descriptions and the best photographic locations for every waterfall. This user-friendly guide is packed with information to assist you in exploring the fantastic array of the region's waterfalls. It is a must have for any waterfall enthusiast.
* North Carolina hikes located in and around Asheville, Winston-Salem, Piedmont, Uwharrie * National Forest, and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail * Info on first aid for dogs and the 10 Canine Essentials* Paw-friendly terrain* Trails appropriate for dogs of all ages and fitness levelsBest Hikes for Dogs in North Carolina includes a handy trail-finder chart to help you choose just the right hike for you and your dog. And North Carolina is a paradise for canine hikers and their owners. Trails in this guidebook range from rolling meadows and countless streams, lakes, and waterfalls to the cool, lush forests filled with sights and scents. This guidebook has everything you need to know to plan a safe fun-filled outing with your dog. Also included: information detailing proper trail etiquette for dog owners and their pets, tips on hiking with dogs and their special needs, dealing with wildlife encounters, and more.
If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms
Five-Star Trails: Raleigh and Durham is a guide to the best day-hiking trails within a two-hour drive of the urban areas of Raleigh and Durham. Raleigh is North Carolina's capital and an anchor for the state's famous Research Triangle that includes Durham and Chapel Hill. Amid this metropolitan complex that also embraces Cary, Apex, and Wake Forest--home to more than 1.7 million people--the author leads readers to myriad places for scenic beauty, to sites of historic significance, and to neighborhoods that showcase the charms of urban life. All of the routes stay true to the book's "Five-Star Trails" title, based on the book series' rating system for scenery, trail condition, suitability for children, difficulty level, and solitude. To be selected for the book, each trail must truly shine in one or more of those areas while, at the same time, all of the trails combine to offer diversity for a wide range of hikers. Thus, this is the guidebook for a hiker seeking an arduous climb to a scenic overlook as much as it is for a weekend walker who wants an easy trail for his or her family.
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.
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Miles and miles of trails in North Carolina and Virginia offer excellent hiking and interpretive opportunities along the most-visited national park in the country. This guide will help hikers of all abilities get off the road and into the woods.
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Five-Star Trails Asheville provides in-depth trails descriptions, directions, and commentary on what to expect along the way. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book's detailed trail descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates will help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. The trails covered range from those best suited to the novice, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers.
Author: Kevin Adams
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Acclaimed author, photographer, and North Carolina native Kevin Adams in your guide on this delightful series of colorful hikes through the Tar Heel State's high country. With lively text, beautiful photography, detailed maps, and informative wildflower profiles, this guidebook is sure to enhance and expand your appreciation of North Carolina's Appalachian landscape.