Hiking North Carolina Guide Book

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)
Hiking North Carolina  by Randy Johnson

ISBN: 9780762784776

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.

© 2016 Randy Johnson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking North Carolina" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 51.
... Preview: Each spring, hundreds of people hoist heavy packs onto their backs and strain down a misty trail, intent on accomplishing the most difficult task of their lives: going the length of the Appalachian Mo ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Elk Park, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: Up to 324 miles
... Preview: Any hiker in North Carolina, especially a mountain-lover, eventually gets to hip, happenin’ Asheville. More Blue Ridge Parkway visitors enter and exit the road in Asheville than at any other place. Th ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.7-3.4 miles
... Preview: Environmentalists balk at being too positive about upscale private islands, but Bald Head is a rarity. The exclusive resort is flanked by an extensive, well-preserved virgin forest of trees up to 300 ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Southport, NC - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4-0.6 mile
... Preview: The Glen Burney Trail makes it easy to wander away from your lodging on quaint village streets to virgin timber and tumbling waterfalls. This trail has been in use since the earliest days of human hab ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Blowing Rock, NC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: North Carolina’s Outer Banks are among the top island destinations in the East. Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the first such seaside park in the nation, makes up the bulk of this 80-mile island cha ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Nags Head, NC - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3-5 miles
... Preview: Established in 1966, Cape Lookout National Seashore protects the southern Outer Banks, one of the few remaining natural barrier- island ecosystems in the world. The park comprises three major islands ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Portsmouth, NC - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5-3.4 miles
... Preview: The Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department boasts a diverse system of trails, with 37 miles of greenways and nature preserves with singletrack trails. This award-winning county program h ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Charlotte, NC - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1-8 miles
... Preview: Like the bulk of Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock State Park is a once-privately owned commercial natural area that has become a state park. The park’s historic “tourist attraction” area is operated ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7-1.5 miles
... Preview: This is one of western North Carolina’s best waterfall hikes—especially on a sunny spring day after significant rain. Though only 253 acres, Crabtree Meadows Recreation Area, flanking Parkway mile-pos ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5-3 miles
... Preview: How can names like Craggy Gardens, Craggy Dome, and Craggy Pinnacle not inspire hikers? Visible from all over northwest North Carolina, these barren crests offer awesome views. As the Blue Ridge Parkw ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8-6 miles
... Preview: Croatan’s 160,000 acres compose the only true coastal national forest east of the Mississippi River. This unique region is far more than a bog-filled piney woods baking at the back door of the popula ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
New Bern, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6-6.6 miles
... Preview: As the closest, most dramatic mountain park to Charlotte, “Crowders” lives up to its name. Park attendance has skyrocketed in recent years. Rangers increasingly warn of parking delays on nice weekends ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Kings Mountain, NC - Birding,Climbing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1-8 miles (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Cumberland Knob is where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway started on September 11, 1935. This is the high road’s first recreation area. At 2,860 feet, Cumberland Knob isn’t a spectacular peak, b ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Lowgap, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Blue Ridge Parkway’s Doughton Park rears up to bulging meadows and dramatic headlands. The ridge that carries the Parkway encircles Basin Cove, a watershed more than 2,000 feet deep. This isolat ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Sparta, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3-13 miles
... Preview: In the 1920s, Duke Forest was formed from farms and woods to buffer the developing campus of Duke University. Clarence F. Korstian led the establishment of the university’s School of Forestry in 1938, ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Durham, NC - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1-5 miles
... Preview: One of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s best self-guiding interpretive trails and a number of historic structures make E. B. Jeffress Park a truly worthwhile stop for hikers. One of the Parkway’s smallest r ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Purlear, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6-1 mile
... Preview: Elk Knob is one of North Carolina’s newest state parks, saved from the prospect of second- home development by The Nature Conservancy and local residents. One of many high peaks north of Boone, Elk Kn ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Todd, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This short waterfall hike is tucked into an isolated tract of Pisgah National Forest near Tennessee. Area trailheads have had vehicle break-ins, so don’t leave anything of value in your car. This ye ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Elk Park, NC - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: The rippling Eno River winds for 33 miles from its headwaters in Orange County to Falls Lake in Wake County. Two state parcels offer access. One, Eno River State Park, focuses on the river; the other, ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Durham, NC - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5-8 miles
... Preview: Grandfather Mountain’s public image has evolved over the years. Once almost exclusively seen as a tourist attraction owned by noted North Carolinian Hugh Morton, Grandfather has become synonymous with ... From the guidebook "Hiking North Carolina"
Blowing Rock, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8-7 miles (About Top Trails)