Hiking Kentucky

Hiking Kentucky

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by Brook Elliott, Barbara Elliott
     
 

This is your complete guide to the most interesting and scenic day-hiking trails in Kentucky. No matter what part of the state you want to explore or how easy or hard a trek you want, this handy book will lead you to the right trail.

Hiking Kentucky features the following:

- Detailed descriptions of 100 trails, including

Overview

This is your complete guide to the most interesting and scenic day-hiking trails in Kentucky. No matter what part of the state you want to explore or how easy or hard a trek you want, this handy book will lead you to the right trail.

Hiking Kentucky features the following:

- Detailed descriptions of 100 trails, including the length of trail, estimated time to hike it, and a difficulty rating
- 144 easy-to-read park and trail maps
- A map of each featured trail, with points of interest and trail distances
- Practical information on how to get to parks, the park hours, available facilities, permits and rules, and a contact address and phone number
- A convenient trail-finder grid that provides a summary of each trail's features and location in the book
- A section on nearby points of interest, with contact phone numbers

Hiking Kentucky makes it easy to enjoy self-guided tours of trails in all regions of the Bluegrass State. You'll discover beautiful trails in 54 featured spots, including Red River Gorge Geologic Area, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Natural Arch Scenic Area, Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, and Mammoth Cave National Park.

Authors Brook Elliott and Barbara Elliott are outdoor writers and longtime residents of the state who bring to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And their descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure that you won't miss anything on your trip.

Whether you live in Kentucky or are just visiting, there's no better way to discover the natural beauty of the state than with Hiking Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880118125
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/12/1998
Series:
America's Best Day Hiking Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"It's like having your own personal guide to the most scenic and interesting trails in this beautiful bluegrass state. From one end of Kentucky to another, there's something for every hiker!"
Soc Clay
Outdoor writer-photographer

"Hiking Kentucky is a concise, well-organized book that makes selecting trails easy and gives readers a wide range of detailed information on plants, animals, geology, and human history. An excellent update to what we already know about Kentucky's varied hiking experiences."
Art Lander, Jr.
Outdoor writer
Lexington Herald-Leader
Author of Backpacking and Day-Hiking Trails of Kentucky

Meet the Author

Brook and Barbara Elliott are professional freelance writers specializing in travel and outdoor recreation. Their by-lines have appeared in more than 55 magazines, innumerable newspapers, and several books.

Brook and Barbara have written about hiking, backpacking, camping, and wilderness exploration for publications ranging from Ladies' Home Journal to Military Lifestyle; Camping & RV to Highways; Family Motor Coaching to Touring America; and Maiden Voyages to Fleetwood Lifestyle. Brook was formerly the hiking columnist for New York Outdoors, while Barbara served as the camping columnist for the same publication.

The husband and wife team are long-time residents of the Bluegrass State. They jointly write a monthly column, "On The Road", for Kentucky Living Magazine, which covers travel and outdoors in Kentucky; and Brook writes an outdoor column syndicated to several newspapers.

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Hiking Kentucky 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have lived in Kentucky for two years and have heard about wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities. This book was wonderful for me because it gave me the details of where to go and what to expect. It covers other recreation as well as hiking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago