Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Ultimate Travel Guide To America's Most Popular Scenic Roadway

Book Description

State Hiking Series

Each guide includes:


- Hikes suited to every ability

- Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails

- Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues
- Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates

- Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike

- Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing

- Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more

- Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques

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The year 2010 is the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this new edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an indispensable resource for anyone who uses the Parkway—America's most heavily visited unit of the National Park system—as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. Including the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile scenic road, this is a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or in a car.

About Johnson, Randy

Randy Johnson is an authority on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the author of Hiking North Carolina and Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway (both FalconGuides). He was previously the longtime editor of United Airlines’ award-winning in-flight magazine, Hemispheres.