North Carolina is a hiker’s dream: dramatic mountain hikes in the Southern Appalachians, lots of rolling trails near high population centers in the Piedmont, little-known trails on the Coastal Plain. The varied climates of the state make for a wide array of hiking opportunities, sure to provide favorites for everyone. Includes: cream-of-the-crop trails; full-color topographical maps, elevation profiles, and over 100 photographs; the most up-to-date information on public lands acquisition and regulations; and hikes for all levels of fitness: from heart-pounding climbs with sweeping vistas to smoother terrain filled with interesting historical tidbits.
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