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Appalachian Mountain Club North Carolina Hiking Trails : the State's Most Comprehensive Trail Guide

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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 milesIn-text locator maps for easy trip planningTrail distances and elevation change Notes on natural historyTips for trip planning, safety, and map and compass useLeave No Trace principlesAppendices listing family day hikes, trails for people with disabilities, and long-distance hiking trails
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
Number of Pages: 592.0
Genre: Travel
Sub-Genre: Hiking
Series Title: Appalachian Mountain Club
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Allen De Hart
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2005
TCIN: 11614984
UPC: 9781929173471
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-0794

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