Five-Star Trails: Asheville Guide Book

by Jennifer Pharr Davis (Menasha Ridge Press)
Five-Star Trails Asheville  by Jennifer Pharr Davis

240pp/pics/desc/maps
ISBN: 0897329201

Five-Star Trails: Asheville provides in-depth trails descriptions, directions, and commentary on what to expect along the way. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip.

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Trails from the "Five-Star Trails: Asheville" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.
... Preview: Located in Southwest Asheville near the banks of the French Broad River, the North Carolina Arboretum offers miles of beautifully maintained and gently graded trails that are well suited for young and ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Skyland, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Bent Creek North Loop starts at the heart of Bent Creek Experimental Forest and then travels up the slopes of Little Hickory Top to reach the park’s northern boundary. Scenic singletrack and well-main ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Mountain Home, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This loop explores the western portion of Bent Creek, which is traveled mostly by mountain bikers. But don’t let the fat-tire enthusiasts keep you off the trails. You’ll enjoy terrifi c views from Str ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Enka, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: Black Balsam Knob is a favorite destination of many Western North Carolina hikers. For sure, the views from there and from Tennent Mountain are arguably some of the best in the Southeast. You will see ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Showcasing Carl Sandburg’s homestead, this route leads around the lake at the property’s entrance, continues beside the white clapboard farmhouse, and heads up the hill for views from the exposed gran ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
East Flat Rock, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The trail to Catawba Falls has been open to the public only since 2010, and thank goodness for that! The gradual 1.5-mile trail travels upstream along the headwaters of the Catawba River. The path tak ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Old Fort, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: When Charles Frazier’s Civil War novel, Cold Mountain, came out in 1997 and subsequently sold more than 3,000,000 copies, the wooded 6,000-foot mountain that casts its shadow just northwest of Ashevil ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: What this trail lacks in scenery, it makes up for in convenience. With major access points at US 74, US 25, and NC 191, the path is a popular destination with commuters and nearby residents, especiall ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Biltmore Forest, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: If you enjoy quiet hiking beside a small mountain stream, this hike is for you. The route allows you to explore the headwaters of two neighboring creeks and reveals terrific ridgeline views of Pisgah ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: The Cradle of Forestry is home to the fi rst forestry school in North America and offers two interpretive trails. This hike combines both paths into a 2.2-mile figure eight. The first path, The Fo ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The Great Craggy Mountains feature the closest balds to Asheville, and those mountain summits reveal some of the best views in Western North Carolina. This combo hike will take you on two short out-an ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This hike is especially well suited for those with children—and for those who are children at heart. Start at the Destination Center to learn about the Blue Ridge Parkway through educational exhibits ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: The trail to Douglas Falls weaves steadily downhill through a dense hardwood forest. After you turn off the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), you will not cross another trail intersection or road on your ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Dillingham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: If you like waterfalls, then you will love this hike. Within the first 1.5 miles, you will see Triple Falls and High Falls, two of the most stunning cataracts in the Southeast. Past High Falls, you wi ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Graveyard Fields is one of the most popular hikes in Western North Carolina. Its expansive views, mild terrain, fall blueberries, and cascading waterfalls make it a favorite destination for hikers of ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Canton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, this out-and-back Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) section hike starts at the Folk Art Center, which serves as a convenient and easily accessible trailhead. From the Folk ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Asheville, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This trail starts near the entrance of the Craggy Gardens picnic area and follows the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) briefly before veering north on the Snowball Mountain Trail. There is a short but dif ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Dillingham, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: From the Pisgah Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Education Center, the route follows Cat Gap Loop Trail across Cedar Rock Creek and then travels beside the creek to reach Cedar Rock Falls. Leaving the creek ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This balloon route travels through the remote southern portion of Dupont State Forest, and the ford across the Little River limits foot traffic in this area of the forest. When the leaves are off the ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Cedar Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The level terrain and varied scenery on this trail make this hike ideal for families with young children. Starting at the Hardtimes Trailhead, the route follows both gravel roads and a singletrack tra ... From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Asheville"
Enka, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6

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