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North Carolina Hiking Trails
     

North Carolina Hiking Trails

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by Allen De Hart
 

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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

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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 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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929173471
Publisher:
Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
AMC Hiking Guide Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
620,324
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.02(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet 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.

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North Carolina Hiking Trails 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SWQ More than 1 year ago
Great book. I wish the index was a little more thorough. I find some of the trails hard to find. The information abut the trails is very good and lists the great highlights of the trails.