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North Carolina Hiking Trails, 4th (Paperback)
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.
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.
"When it comes to going on foot, North Carolina Hiking Trails is a must. From Murphy to Manteo, this guidebook offers details on thousands of miles of trails."
--Greensboro News and Sentinel
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