Hiking North Carolina is a comprehensive guidebook that describes more than 500 trails across the state. The book covers every region, ranging from city greenways to national military parks, state parks, and national forests. The hikes vary in length and difficulty, making it suitable for both novice and experienced hikers.
The book includes mile-by-mile trail descriptions, detailed maps, and a listing of trail-related internet addresses, which help hikers plan for and enjoy their next trip. The book also features evocative black-and-white photos and full-color photography and maps in the newly revised, greatly expanded 3rd edition.
The main themes of the book are the beauty and diversity of North Carolina’s outdoors and the importance of planning and preparation before embarking on a hike. The book covers topics such as weather, footwear, outerwear, food and water, animals and other dangers, maps, compasses, and getting lost.
What I Liked
Useful reference book. Loved the photos and route descriptions. However, it was ironically a bit of a disappointment. For a state that has so much National Forest, mountains, Piedmont, and coast – I didn’t find a whole lot to drive to that I didn’t already know about.
What I Did Not Like
Nothing – go hike North Carolina!