Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips.

Author: Leonard M. Adkins

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608204

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands. You'll find GPS coordinates for official Parkway trailheads, along with fifty maps and many photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, points of interest, handicap accessibility, and natural features. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips. Elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations, roadside bloom calendars, sightseeing information for nearby towns, and other advice make this the perfect companion for your next Parkway adventure.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

This guide will help hikers of all abilities get off the road and into the woods.

Author: Randy Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493024612

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 864

Miles and miles of trails in North Carolina and Virginia offer excellent hiking and interpretive opportunities along the most-visited national park in the country. This guide will help hikers of all abilities get off the road and into the woods.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway offers concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty-four easy-to-follow trails from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North ...

Author: Randy Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762217

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 705

Spanning the border between Virginia and North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the most heavily visited unit of the National Park system. These short, easy hikes will entice the more than twenty million annual visitors to stretch their legs and hit the trail. At-a-glance information and maps will help readers determine which hikes are the best for them.
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Moon Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Moon Blue Ridge   Smoky Mountains

Try Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more southern city charm, try Moon Charleston & Savannah. For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

Author: Jason Frye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631213922

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 418

Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure! The soulful twang of bluegrass, miles of untouched wilderness, and warm and welcoming locals: journey through the storied heart of Appalachia with Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains. What you'll find in Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains: Full coverage of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains regions of North Carolina and Tennessee, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a weekend getaway to a week-long road trip Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, culture mavens, wildlife enthusiasts, and more Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike past waterfalls to rocky bluffs overlooking the misty mountain range, or go for a refreshing dip in the river. Zip-line through wild forests, spot eagles, elk, and bear cubs, or try your hand at fly-fishing. Ride the coasters at Dollywood, gain insight into Native American history in Cherokee, and explore Asheville's wealth of live music and culinary creativity. Find the best spots for classic southern barbecue, sip a little moonshine, and listen to a bluegrass band as the sun sets and the fireflies come out for a sparkling evening show Suggestions for a Blue Ridge Parkway road trip, including the best scenic stops organized by milepost Honest advice from Appalachia native and North Carolina local Jason Frye on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from charming B&Bs to secluded cabins and campgrounds Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps listing duration, elevation change, and effort Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history With Moon's local insight, myriad activities, and expert advice on experiencing the best of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, you can plan your trip your way. Full list of coverage: North Carolina High Country, Asheville, Southern Blue Ridge and Foothills, Cherokee and Maggie Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville and the Tennessee Foothills Focusing your time in the park? Try Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more southern city charm, try Moon Charleston & Savannah. For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.
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Lonely Planet Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips

Lonely Planet Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips

Lonely Planet's Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788685085

Category: Travel

Page: 235

View: 864

Lonely Planet’s Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trips is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip. Cross a mile-high suspension bridge for a parkway panorama at Grandfather Mountain, enjoy indie shops and microbreweries in downtown Asheville, and hike to spectacular views from 90ft Linville Falls – all with your trusted travel companion.
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Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Visit small mountain towns, get to know vibrant Asheville, or extend your route to explore the museums in Washington D.C. Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic itineraries for spending time in Washington ...

Author: Jason Frye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640491557

Category: Travel

Page: 357

View: 168

Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! Drive America's most scenic highway, from the green valleys of Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains, with Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 29 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more, you can listen to live bluegrass, find the best barbecue around, or sip a glass of local moonshine. Drive past fields brimming with fireflies, spot wildlife like elk and bear, or hike a leg of the storied Appalachian Trail. Visit small mountain towns, get to know vibrant Asheville, or extend your route to explore the museums in Washington D.C. Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic itineraries for spending time in Washington DC, Waynesboro, Roanoke, Asheville, Cherokee, Knoxville, and more Local Insight: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his love of the Great Smoky Mountains Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local expertise, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Want to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Moon Carolinas & Georgia.
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Walking the Blue Ridge

Walking the Blue Ridge

Veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins describes every one of the more than 100 official Blue Ridge Parkway walking trails along with every other trail (more than 70) that comes in contact with the Parkway.

Author: Leonard M. Adkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 0807854905

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

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Veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins describes every one of the more than 100 official Blue Ridge Parkway walking trails along with every other trail (more than 70) that comes in contact with the Parkway. There are hikes for every skill and interest level: five- or ten-minute "leg-stretchers"; one- or two-hour walks; longer day or overnight hikes.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Guide to the Geology and Natural History of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Guide to the Geology and Natural History of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Whether you're a first time visitor looking to enjoy and gain an understanding of the Parkway's spectacular views or a geology and nature enthusiast, this guide will be an invaluable companion.--

Author: Edgar W. Spencer

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0983747164

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 873

As you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the Appalachian Trail, or visit the national and state parks scattered throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will encounter an incredible variety of natural landscapes, microclimates, and fascinating rock formations. Over millions of years the ecosystems thriving here have evolved into some of the world's most diverse collections of flora and fauna. Full of rich detail and easy to use, this beautifully illustrated full-color guide to the region was written and designed for great accessibility, whether you're a first-time visitor looking to understand the Parkway's spectacular views or an experienced geology or nature enthusiast. Beginning with an overview of the major geological and environmental processes that shape the Blue Ridge, the book includes a series of field guides to specific localities scattered along a 670-mile journey that begins at Catoctin Mountain in Maryland and concludes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. You will find points of interest along the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as side trips to nearby sites, including detailed itineraries and information on accommodations, trails, and local attractions. The book concludes with an illustrated identification guide to the Blue Ridge Mountains' many rocks, minerals, trees, plants, flowers, and birds. For those seeking a greater understanding of the inner workings of the geology and natural history of the Blue Ridge, this is an indispensable companion.
Categories: Nature

Hiking North Carolina

Hiking North Carolina

Features: Guaranteed binding—if this binding fails, the publisher will replace the book for freeAccurate directions to the trailheadDetailed trail descriptions, and GPS-compatible trail mapsDifficulty ratings, elevation gains, and more ...

Author: Randy Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762756098

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 989

From the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks, this thoroughly updated and revised guide features more than 200 hiking trails in all regions of the state.
Categories: Travel

Hiking North Carolina s Blue Ridge Mountains

Hiking North Carolina s Blue Ridge Mountains

This guide includes 72 great day hikes ranging from 1 to 13 miles, with destinations like the stone tower of Hanging Rock State Park; Max Patch bald on the Appalachian Trail, the “Opera Box” at Chimney Rock; the Blue Ridge Parkway's ...

Author: Danny Bernstein

Publisher: Milestone PressInc

ISBN: 1889596272

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 884

Sixty-five hikes in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Each hike entry includes clear maps and and trailhead GPS coordinates, complete hiking and driving directions, distance, elevation gain, trail highlights, historical anecdotes for each locale, and more.
Categories: History

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Grassy Gap Fire Road is a 6.5 mile leaf - covered lane , wide enough for hikers or
horseback riders to travel side by side . ... A permit is required and can be
obtained from the District Ranger Office , 49800 Blue Ridge Parkway , Laurel
Springs ...

Author: United States. National Park Service

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754073531265

Category: Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

Page:

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Categories: Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

Blue Ridge Parkway USA

Blue Ridge Parkway  USA

The Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and when combined with Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, also covered in detail on this map, a travel experience of over almost 600 miles is created.

Author: National Geographic Maps

Publisher: National Geographic Maps

ISBN: 1597756245

Category: Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

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Waterproof Tear-Resistant Travel MapThe Blue Ridge Parkway is a winding route that traverses some of America's most picturesque scenery. The Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and when combined with Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, also covered in detail on this map, a travel experience of over almost 600 miles is created. The Blue Ridge Parkway starts in the south at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and runs along the Blue Ridge through several National Forests from North Carolina and into Virginia. National Geographic's Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Map strikes the perfect balance between map and guidebook and is ideal for a wide range of travelers. Destination Maps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. The front side features a large-scale map of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia and Skyline Drive in Virginia, richly layered with travel information and beautiful photographs showcasing some of many ways travelers can experience the road known as "America's Favorite Drive." In addition to the easy-to-read map on the front, the reverse side includes regional descriptions, arts and culture finds, and visitor resources. Explore detailed insets of the Great Smoky and Shenandoah National Parks. Some of the extra features include: Charts detailing visitor centers and nearby state parksColorful photographs featuring the region's enchanting landscapeHistory, leaf viewing, wildflowers, wildlife, and places to visitDescriptive content highlighting outdoor recreation opportunities, water recreation, camping, hiking, and the Appalachian TrailEvery Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.All proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs."Map Scale = 1:800,000Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"""
Categories: Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Filled with detailed information on the best hikes, scenic stops, waterfalls, and historic locations, this is the ultimate guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, one of America's most visited national parks.

Author: Nye Simmons

Publisher: Mountain Trail PressLlc

ISBN: 0977793397

Category: Travel

Page: 185

View: 734

Filled with detailed information on the best hikes, scenic stops, waterfalls, and historic locations, this is the ultimate guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, one of America's most visited national parks. Information on lodging, way stations, side trips, hiking trails, and attractions of interest is included—ideal for the time-pressed traveler who wants to hit the high points of the park. Full-color photographs, photographer's notes, and photo tips complement the detailed descriptions of the park's attractions, making this handbook both a travel guide and a compilation to treasure.
Categories: Travel

Amazing Asheville

Amazing Asheville

This is THE guide that gives you the ins and outs of enjoying the mountains and saving money on your Asheville and North Carolina mountains vacation.

Author: Lan Sluder

Publisher: Equator

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 449

Amazing Asheville by Lan Sluder is the new guidebook to Asheville and the beautiful North Carolina Mountains. It candidly covers all the best places to stay, eat and explore in Asheville's exciting Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, and elsewhere in the North Carolina mountains. In more than 150,000 words, it also covers the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House and Biltmore Estate and the hundreds of thousands of acres of national and state forests in Western North Carolina. This is THE guide that gives you the ins and outs of enjoying the mountains and saving money on your Asheville and North Carolina mountains vacation. Written by an Asheville native and award-winning author of more than a dozen books on travel and retirement, Amazing Asheville provides readable, easy-to-use information on Asheville's many B&Bs, mountain lodges, resorts and vacation cabins. It tells you where to find great food and drink -- from bistros where locals go to five-star splurge places. It explains where to go for the most amazing experiences for your vacation. Amazing Asheville doesn't just stick to the city of Asheville. It covers many interesting small towns and villages in the mountains around Asheville. It details where to go for the best outdoor activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains -- hiking, scenic drives, camping, wildlife spotting, birding, river rafting, boating, gem mining, fishing, rock climbing, exploring waterfalls and the backcountry, and more. Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, art and crafts, clubbing and nightlife, music and culture, architecture, outdoor adventures or just having fun in the highest, coolest mountains and most-visited national parks in the East, Amazing Asheville is the guide for you.
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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin and Marilou & Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning 2 states, 4 national forests, 3 national parks, and 8 state parks ...

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329958

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 665

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its 4th edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin and Marilou & Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning 2 states, 4 national forests, 3 national parks, and 8 state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.
Categories: Travel

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.

Author: Victoria Logue

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329090

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 559

Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with information useful to those traveling the Parkway and is detailed with color photographs throughout. It highlights the many significant points of interest located on and nearby the Parkway, including Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed sites on the Parkway. Also noted are locations of overlooks, waterfalls, and tunnels as well as key entry and exit points along the Parkway. The guide features a brief history of the Parkway itself, a look at the surrounding geology and human history of the area, and an extensive wildflower bloom calendar. The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.
Categories: Travel

Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina

Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina

Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, folklore, and GPS coordinates. The book is an ideal complement to the popular FalconGuide Hiking North Carolina, with minimal overlapping content.

Author: Melissa Watson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493035700

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 260

From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for over 200 of the most scenic waterfalls in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, folklore, and GPS coordinates. The book is an ideal complement to the popular FalconGuide Hiking North Carolina, with minimal overlapping content.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The 22 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Author: Randy Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493031344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 231

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 22 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations.

Author: Janet Morrison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439646892

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 907

Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations. Within the ridges and valleys of these mountains, spectacular natural features abound, such as Blowing Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and Linville Gorge. Here, the highest mountain peak in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell, rises to an astonishing 6,684 feet. Recreationally, these mountains boast massive tourist appeal; visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This title showcases the natural beauty of the unique mountain range and the numerous mountain communities that many call home.
Categories: History

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park

From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Author: Jason Frye

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640498464

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 767

From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Inside you'll find: Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip The Best Hikes in the Great Smokies: Detailed hike descriptions with mileage, duration, elevation gains, and difficulty ratings, plus individual trail maps and options for backpackers Experience the Outdoors: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views from scenic overlooks and watch "smoky" mists rise up through the valleys. Spot local wildlife like 700-pound elk, black bears, and vast herds of white-tailed deer. Savor the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars or enjoy a twinkling light show from Elkmont's synchronous fireflies. Trek a segment of the Appalachian Trail, wander through remnants of the region's historic settlements, or try your hand at fly-fishing Take a Break: Unwind after a day of adventure at one of the trendy craft breweries that earned Asheville the title of "Beer City USA." Head to Dollywood for square-dancing, catching a show, or gliding down the lazy river at Splash Country. Soak in the sweet sounds of Tennessee's backwoods music scene, sample some fiery moonshine, or shop for crafty Appalachian folk art How to Get There: Up-to-date information on gateway towns, park entrances, park fees, and tours Where to Stay: Campgrounds, resorts, and more, both inside and outside the park Planning Tips: When to go, what to pack, safety information, and how to avoid the crowds, with full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Recommendations for international visitors, travelers with disabilities, families, seniors, and LGBTQ+ travelers Expertise and Know-How: Explore the park with nature lover and Smoky Mountains expert Jason Frye Find your adventure in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Moon. Hitting more of North America's national parks? Check out Moon USA National Parks. Road-tripping? Try Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail or Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip.
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