From the Back Cover
Lace up your boots and sample more than eighty hikes in the spectacular Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles the North Carolina - Tennessee border. Experience the densely forested trails of America's most visited national park, with its abundant wildlife, lush foliage, and hundreds of miles of cascading streams. Here you'll discover old-growth forests, waterfalls of all shapes and sizes, and a wide variety of mosses, lichens, ferns, and wildflowers. Local hiker and outdoor photographer Kevin Adams introduces you to this and more.
Inside you'll find: up-to-date trail information; detailed maps and elevation profiles; clear directions from major access points; difficulty and traffic ratings for each hike; zero-impact camping tips; vacation planning and a hiker's checklist.
Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
About the Author
Kevin Adams has had a lifetime love affair with nature, particularly in his home state of North Carolina. He is author of North Carolina Waterfalls, Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians, and Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia. Additionally, he is an accomplished photography instructor and teaches numerous workshops and seminars.