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.
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.
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.
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.
CLICK HERE to download a free hike from Best Hikes with Dogs North Carolina * 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 levels Best 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
North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran nature writer Johnny Molloy welcomes you to enjoy these beautiful and often surprising wild areas, guiding you safely there and back again. Molloy renders the sometimes primitive trails accessible to both beginner and more intrepid hikers, from families with small children to dedicated wilderness wanderers. Spotlighting the best hikes in all four of North Carolina's national forests--Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan, ranging from the mountains to the coast--this book includes some of the state's most heralded destinations and invites you to explore many lesser-known gems. Features include * A hike summary, including distance, time, and difficulty of each trip * Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail * GPS coordinates of every trailhead, a narrative of the hike, and can't-miss features * A cultural and natural history of each area * Best seasons to go * Fees and permits, as well as contact information for each area * Photos and maps to orient you
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.
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its fourth edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin along with Marilou and Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning two states, four national forests, three national parks, and eight state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.
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.