Best Easy Day Hikes Raleigh-Durham

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Best Easy Day Hikes Raleigh-Durham includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for sixteen easy-to-follow hikes in and around the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area. Choose from riverside strolls, historical sites, wheelchair-accessible nature paths, family outings, or secluded getaways, all within thirty minutes of the cities.
 

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Overview

Best Easy Day Hikes Raleigh-Durham includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for sixteen easy-to-follow hikes in and around the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area. Choose from riverside strolls, historical sites, wheelchair-accessible nature paths, family outings, or secluded getaways, all within thirty minutes of the cities.
 

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• Thirty-minute strolls to four-hour adventures
• Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife watching
• GPS coordinates

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762754397
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Best Easy Day Hikes Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 791,586
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter and Lauren Reylek are avid hikers who have lived in Durham, North Carolina, for almost thirty years. In 2006 they launched TrailsofNC.com, an increasingly popular resource for hiking in North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

Weather 1

Restrictions and Regulations 2

Safety and Preparation 3

Day Hiking Checklist 4

Zero Impact 5

How to Use This Book 7

Hike Selection 7

Difficulty Ratings 7

Trail Finder 9

The Hikes

1 Shelley Lake-Sertoma Park 13

2 Secret Creek Trail to Lake Access Road 17

3 Lake Johnson Park 21

4 Sal's Branch Trail 26

5 Laurel Cliffs Nature Trail 30

6 Blue Jay Point County Park 34

7 Johnston Mill Nature Preserve 38

8 Historic Yates Mill County Park 42

9 Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve 46

10 Lake Crabtree County Park-Lake Trail 51

11 Ridge Trail to North River Trail 55

12 Pump Station Trail to Laurel Bluffs Trail 59

13 Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve 63

14 Harris Lake County Park 67

15 Occoneechee Mountain Loop Trail 71

16 Cox Mountain Trail 76

Clubs and Trail Groups 81

About the Authors 85

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