Top Trails Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Trails  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899978772
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Johnny Molloy, who has spent more than 800 nights backpacking in the Smokies, has updated his classic guide Top Trails: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This revised edition has been completely updated, including the new backcountry reservation system implemented in the park. He has also added some excellent hikes, some of them well off the beaten path. For example, the hike to Baskins Creek Falls takes you past a pioneer homesite and to a scenic cascade overshadowed by more popular waterfalls nearby, making it an ideal destination for those who want to escape the crowds. A longer trek traverses the regal pine-oak forests of the western part of the park, making a stop at Abrams Falls, mixing solitude with a must-visit waterfall on every Smokies bucket list. Johnny also explores early park history on a hike up Kephart Prong. Here, you can see the remains of a fish hatchery constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as a trail shelter erected by the CCC when the park was just coming to be. Backpackers will enjoy the new loop incorporating Walnut Bottoms along cascading Big Creek, coupled with a stop by historic Mount Cammerer tower, replete with stellar views, before overnighting at Davenport Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, Johnny--who considers the Smokies his home stomping ground--makes sure that all the necessary information to help you execute a hike from directions to maps are correct. New photos add flair to the book.

Top Trails Shenandoah National Park

Top Trails  Shenandoah National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899976792
Year 2012-11-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park saves readers the time and frustration of finding the perfect hikes to suit their desires. Not only are there hundreds of miles of trails running like veins down and along a narrow mountain spine, but with millions of guests annually, Shenandoah National Park is a heavily visited destination. This book was conceived to make the backcountry majesty of Shenandoah more accessible to visitors. This easy-access, reference type guide presents a variety of hikes from which to choose. The majority of the hikes steer you toward the most scenic areas, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your time on the trail instead of behind someone’s car. Most hikes seek solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience. However, as the subtitle of this book suggests, there are some “must do” hikes that are popular. Consequently, a few hikes traverse popular and potentially crowded areas. Each hike has a “best times” that will help you manage the trails to your advantage. Day hiking is the best and most popular way to “break into” the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, many hikes in this book can be used by backpackers as well. Backpackers must follow park backcountry camping regulations and practice “leave no trace” wilderness-use etiquette. Backpackers can capture the changing moods of the mountains as day turns to night, as weather cycles with the sun, as the permanent park residents go about their business of surviving and reproducing. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Kevin Adams
ISBN-10 9780762793778
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. It is complete revised and updated.

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Randy Johnson
ISBN-10 9780762762170
Year 2010-03-16
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-two easy-to-follow hikes in America’s most popular national park, home to one of the most pristine ecosystems on the East Coast. Featured walks lead to stunning scenery, from waterfalls and wildflowers to historic and interpretive sites, as well as spectacular views. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to full-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for backpackers, waterfalls, history buffs, children, or great views • GPS coordinates

Top Trails Shenandoah National Park

Top Trails  Shenandoah National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899976808
Year 2012-11-21
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park saves readers the time and frustration of finding the perfect hikes to suit their desires. Not only are there hundreds of miles of trails running like veins down and along a narrow mountain spine, but with millions of guests annually, Shenandoah National Park is a heavily visited destination. This book was conceived to make the backcountry majesty of Shenandoah more accessible to visitors. This easy-access, reference type guide presents a variety of hikes from which to choose. The majority of the hikes steer you toward the most scenic areas, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your time on the trail instead of behind someone's car. Most hikes seek solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience. However, as the subtitle of this book suggests, there are some "must do" hikes that are popular. Consequently, a few hikes traverse popular and potentially crowded areas. Each hike has a "best times" that will help you manage the trails to your advantage. Day hiking is the best and most popular way to "break into" the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, many hikes in this book can be used by backpackers as well. Backpackers must follow park backcountry camping regulations and practice "leave no trace" wilderness-use etiquette. Backpackers can capture the changing moods of the mountains as day turns to night, as weather cycles with the sun, as the permanent park residents go about their business of surviving and reproducing. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Jason Frye
ISBN-10 9781612387178
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Moon Travel
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park features: Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Best of the Smokies, Family Fun, Escape the Crowds, and Best Hikes Strategies for getting around the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding crowds, and exploring the less-visited areas of the park In-depth coverage of gateway cities and towns in both Tennessee and North Carolina, including Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, as well as worthwhile stops like Cherokee, Bryson City, and Maggie Valley Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, zip-lining, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views and scenic overlooks, try your hand at fly-fishing, and enjoy the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the buzzing fireflies, and sample a little local moonshine. Visit remnants of the region's historic settlements, spot local wildlife, or explore the bustling nearby cities Valuable insight from nature lover and Smoky Mountains aficionado Jason Frye Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history Staying in Tennessee? Try Moon Tennessee, Moon Nashville, or Moon Memphis. Making a road trip out of it? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Pocket Guide

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Pocket Guide Author Randi S. Minetor
ISBN-10 0762748060
Year 2008
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Falcon Guides
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More than nine million people each year find their way to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to drive the winding Newfound Gap Road or to walk hundreds of miles of trails in the nation's most visited national park. This pocket guide points visitors to outdoor activities and details useful travel information for families and backcountry trekkers. Including two PopOut maps and seven detailed maps of the park and its environs, including Newfound Gap Road and wildflower trails, information on Gatlinburg, Tennessee, outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and wildlife watching, what's available outside the Great Smokies, including places to stay and dine, activities just for families and additional resources to the area.

Photographing the Great Smoky Mountains Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

Photographing the Great Smoky Mountains  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them Author Jim Hargan
ISBN-10 9781581579390
Year 2011-03-07
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher The Countryman Press
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Find countless opportunities to capture the beauty and natural diversity of America's most visited national park. On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee lie the forests and mountains of America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life—the most biological diversity of any area in the world’s temperate zone—this beautiful place also boasts some of the last remaining pockets of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. The park offers countless opportunities to capture its beauty and diversity on film, and in this book professional photographer and writer Jim Hargan leads you to some of the best photo sites throughout this 800-square-mile wonderland.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains Author Rodney Albright
ISBN-10 0762702249
Year 1998-10-01
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Falcon Press Publishing
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Globe Pequot's Hiking the perfect companions to hiking, backpacking and camping. They detail each trail's length, direction of travel, difficulty, and elevation change, with excellent maps, and tips on bushwacking and wilderness camping.

Five Star Trails Chattanooga

Five Star Trails  Chattanooga Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780897326377
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga is a handy guide for area residents, vacationers seeking outdoor fun, and for business travelers with a free afternoon. With a diverse collection of hiking routes, the book offers choices for everyone from solo trekkers to companions to families with either youngsters or oldsters to consider. This book profiles close-in urban and suburban locations that can satiate scenery-hungry residents and also offers routes of superlative beauty in the adjacent local, state, and national parks. All this adds up to a hiker's nirvana. Chattanooga is ideally situated to enjoy some of the Southeast's best scenery. To the east and south are two huge tracts of sublime and primitive national forest land -- the Chattahoochee and the Cherokee -- much within an easy drive of Chattanooga. The national forests also offer camping, hunting, fishing, nature study, and more. To the west rises the Cumberland Plateau, with its finest features protected under the umbrella of Tennessee's state park system, centered by the Volunteer State's master path, the Cumberland Plateau. The geologically fascinating Cumberland offers hiking routes along rushing rivers, deep gorges, wild waterfalls, and other rock features. Other parks lie within the bounds of Alabama and Georgia, from Little River Canyon to Cloudland Canyon to Chickamauga Battlefield. Lookout Mountain and other local hiking destinations only add to the possibilities. The wide variety of trails, distances, difficulties, and destinations will suit any hiker's mood and company. Researched, experienced, and written by a local author, the guide provides in-depth trail descriptions, directions, and commentary on what to expect along the way. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance key info, helping readers quickly determine the perfect trip for them when they are ready to head out the door. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book is convenient to keep in the car or toss into a backpack. Driving directions direct hikers to the nearest trailhead parking areas, and GPS trailhead coordinates get them to the start of the trail.

Five Star Trails Tri Cities of Tennessee and Virginia

Five Star Trails  Tri Cities of Tennessee and Virginia Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780897325172
Year 2014-04-21
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia details the 40 best hikes in and around Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol as well as the surrounding areas of Abingdon, Elizabethton, Greenville, and Rogersville. Drawing from a wealth of trails on vast public lands, the mosaic of hikes featured reflects the wide variety of terrain in the greater Tri-Cities, from high mountains to the east and south to the historic walks in Tennessee state parks. The Appalachian Trail also provides nearly 70 miles of quality hiking around the Tri-Cities. Authored by Johnny Molloy, the most experienced guidebook author in the field today, this guide has something for everyone, from a leisurely weekend stroll to advanced treks into the Appalachians.

Mountain Roads Quiet Places

Mountain Roads   Quiet Places Author Jerry DeLaughter
ISBN-10 PSU:000032890815
Year 1986
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Great Smoky Mountains
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A complete guide to the roads of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Keyed to numbered posts and landmarks along the park's major thoroughfares and gravel backroads.