50 Hikes in the Mountains of North Carolina
Walks and Hikes From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Great SmokiesBook - 2012
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.