Hiking North Carolina’s National Forests
North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran outdoor writer Johnny Molloy covers these beautiful, often surprising wild areas, guiding you safely there and back. Molloy renders the sometimes primitive trails accessible to both beginner and more intrepid hikers, from families with small children to dedicated wilderness wanderers. Spotlighting the best hikes in all four of North Carolina's national forests — Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan, ranging from the mountains to the coast — this book includes both heralded destinations and lesser-known gems.
Features include a hike summary, including distance, time and difficulty of each trip; detailed instructions; GPS coordinates of trailheads; a cultural and natural history of each area and best seasons to go; fees, permits and contact information; and photos and maps. Softcover, 272 pages, $22. Hardcover, $45. E-book, $21.99.