From the Back Cover
This newly revised and expanded edition of Hiking North Carolina describes more than 500 routes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokies—Eastern America’s highest mountains—across the rolling Piedmont, to the Outer Banks archipelago. Choose a challenging backpack adventure on the Appalachian Trail, an easy family ramble on an urban greenway, a trek through a lush subtropical enclave, or a hike to photograph wildflowers and waterfalls.
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About the Author
Randy Johnson has lived in the Southern Appalachians most of his life and has written widely for national newspapers and ski and travel magazines, often on the topic of North Carolina’s outdoors. For years he was editor-in-chief of United Airlines’ Hemispheres, then the United States’ most award-winning in-flight magazine. Randy has hiked and skied all over the world and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. He is also the author of Hiking Virginia, Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway, and Southern Snow: The Winter Guide to Dixie. Visit his Web site at www.randyjohnsonbooks.com to see special features relating to his books.
With full color photographs and maps, this thoroughly updated and revised 2016 third edition is a guide to more than 500 hiking trails in all regions of the state, from the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks.