» Author: Randy Johnson
» Pages: 320
» Size: 8.96" x 6.34"
» Format: Paperback
» Features: 76 maps and 82 photographs
Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, just released in a newly revised and updated second edition for 2010, is an indispensable resource for anyone who uses the Parkway as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. Hikers and motorists alike can continually refer to the book’s mile-by-mile mileage log to overlooks, entrances and exits, interpretive sites, museums, visitor centers, craft shops, and more. The best-selling guide to Parkway hiking features all of the Parkway’s paths—easy “leg-stretcher” trails and more difficult hikes—but it also includes the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile scenic road. Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is a single-volume solution for experienced hikers—and for novices, families, or anyone interested in accessible adventures that include waterfalls, wildflowers, and spectacular views. The book contains more than 70 detailed maps, more than 80 photographs, and in-depth trail descriptions, with difficulty ratings, and detailed directions, key mileage points, and a complete index. Any Parkway traveler will also love the introductory overviews with maps to the four portions of the Parkway.
Author Randy Johnson is an award-winning, widely published photojournalist who has helped design Parkway trails and lives near the Parkway. This book meshes the best of the Parkway’s outdoor experiences with a keen sense of the cultural heritage that makes the Parkway a national treasure.
“The definitive guide for Parkway hikers.”—Harley Jolley, historian, author of The Blue Ridge Parkway
“Randy Johnson has given us the the fullest account and the most helpful guide (to this) lofty open road.” —Robert Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of Gap Creek and Boone.