Asheville. Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes by Jennifer Pharr Davis

By Jennifer Pharr Davis

Five-Star Trails Asheville presents in-depth trails descriptions, instructions, and statement on what to anticipate alongside the way in which. every one hike beneficial properties someone path map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance info, assisting readers fast locate the correct trip.

Sized to slot in a pocket, the book's designated path descriptions can assist readers locate their manner off and on the path. using instructions and GPS trailhead coordinates can assist with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. the paths coated diversity from these most suitable to the beginner, households, skilled hikers, or backpackers.

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They include, of course, the Appalachian Trail, which is arguably the most famous footpath in the world, and also the Mountains to Sea Trail. The latter connects the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina with the white sand dunes at the eastern end of the state. Near Asheville, the Mountains to Sea Trail parallels the ever-popular Blue Ridge Parkway. That national scenic road provides a direct gateway to nature for many of the residents of Asheville and the surrounding areas. A MIGRATING BUTTERFLY RESTS ON A SNAKE ROOT PLANT.

Hikers, writers, and families all love to visit Carl Sandburg’s Connemara Farm in Flat Rock. And Dupont State Forest offers stunning waterfalls and plenty of trails that are worth exploring time and time again. West West of Asheville, this guidebook leads you primarily into Pisgah National Forest. But it also explores Pisgah’s bordering Shining Rock Wilderness and Middle Prong Wilderness. In fact, you will find that the longest and most challenging routes in this guidebook lie west of Asheville, at Shining Rock and Cold Mountain.

Pay particular attention to the trail during the heat of the day, as this is the time when snakes typically enjoy stretching across the trail and sunbathing. A LIFE-SIZE STATUE ADORNS A GARDEN AT THE NC ARBORETUM. Central Asheville A VIEW OF LAKE POWHATAN AND THE FISHING PIER 1 ARBORETUM EXPLORER LOOP 2 BENT CREEK NORTH LOOP 3 BENT CREEK WEST LOOP 4 COMMUTER TRAIL 5 DESTINATION CENTER TRACK TRAIL 6 HAW CREEK OVERLOOK 7 LAKE POWHATAN 8 ROCKY COVE 9 SLEEPY GAP 1 Arboretum Explorer Loop A TRICKLING CREEK TRAVLES THROUGH A RHODODENDRON FOREST.

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