Hiking the Carolina Mountains by Danny Bernstein
The mountains of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina are a hikers paradise―rich with human history and home to some of the greatest biological diversity in the world. This guide includes 57 day hikes ranging in length from 2 to 13 miles, with destinations including the waterfalls of DuPont State forest; the Blue Ridge Parkway’s beautiful Craggy Gardens; the ruins of George Vanderbilt’s palatial Buck Spring hunting lodge on Mt. Pisgah; the summit of Cold Mountain, and more. Each entry covers everything you need to know to enjoy your hike: maps and detailed directions, mileage, elevation gain, trail highlights, fees and hiking regulations, films and novels set in each location, and more.