There are over 369 miles of trails that meander along the Blue Ridge Parkway, providing a close-up view of some of the most beautiful wilderness in the country. Below is a complete list by Milepost, including length and difficulty. The Appalachian Trail and Mountains-to-Sea Trail are two long-distance trails that follow closely with stretches of the Parkway. Hikers may hike these trails for days, weeks, or even months at a time. Groups such as High Country Hikers or the Carolina Mountain Club have regular hikes that are open to the public, and many state parks and wilderness areas have ranger-led hikes. Information about hiking opportunities in your area can be found at your local visitor center or ranger station.
Blue Ridge Mountain Hiking Books & Maps
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.Book Details Buy Now
Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids. National Park series maps contain useful details for planning your visit. State series titles cover popular recreation areas, ideal for done-in-a-day activities.Map Details Buy Now
The most comprehensive guide for the waterfalls of North Carolina. This edition includes over 600 waterfalls with detailed directions and ratings. There are over 100 color photographs and a special section about how to photograph waterfalls in general with specific hints for each individual waterfall. This is a must have for waterfall photographers.Book Details Buy Now