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408 pp., 6 x 9, 32 halftones, 68 maps, appends., bibl., index

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, and More

Leonard M. Adkins


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.

About the Author

Leonard M. Adkins is author of more than fifteen books on travel and the outdoors, including Walking the Blue Ridge, Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, and The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor's Companion. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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