For more information on backpacking and hiking in North Carolina ...
Carolina Mountain Club Great source for group hikes and for specifics on popular hikes in the high country.
Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Official site of the 1,000-mile-to-be statewide trail-in-progress.
HikeWNC.com Another good source of info for high country hiking and news.
National Park Service Go here for information on all NPS North Carolina lands.
N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation. Detailed information on the state's 34 parks, four recreation areas and numerous natural areas statewide.
NCWaterfalls.com Good source for finding hikes with waterfalls
USDA National Forest Service Entryway to information on the five National Forests in North Carolina.
North Carolina hiking guides
“North Carolina Hiking Trails,” fourth edition, by Allen de Hart, AMC Books
“Hiking North Carolina: A Guide to Nearly 500 of North Carolina’s Greatest Hiking Trails, second edition, by Randy Johnson, Falcon.
“100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina,” by Joe Miller, The Mountaineers Books.
“Hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail,” by Allen de Hart, UNC Press.
“Hiking Trails of the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock & Citico Creek Wildernesses,” second edition, by Tim Homan, Peachtree.
“Hiking the Carolina Mountains,” by Danny Bernstein, Milestone Press.
“50 Hikes in the Mountains of North Carolina,” by Robert L. Williams, Elizabeth W. Williams, Robert L. Williams III, Backcountry Guides
Blue Ridge Parkway
“Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage,” by Danny Bernstein, Milestone Press
“Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway,” by Randy Johnson, Falcon.
“Walking the Blue Ridge,” third edition, Leonard M. Adkins, UNC Press
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
“Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” by Kevin Adams, Falcon
“100 Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” second edition, by Russ Manning, The Mountaineers Books
“Hiking Trails of the Smokies,” Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association
“Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide: Hiking and Biking in North Carolina’s Uwharrie Mountains,” by Don Childrey, Earthbound Sports
General backpacking guides and Web sites
“Backpacker & Hiker’s Handbook,” by William Kemsley Jr. (founder of Backpacker magazine), Stackpole Books.
“Eyewitness Companions Backpacking & Hiking,” by Karen Berger, DK Publishing.
“The Backpacker’s Field Manual: a comprehensive guide to mastering backcountry skills,” by Rick Curtis (director of Princeton University’s Outdoor Action Program), Three Rivers Press.
Backpacker.com Web site for Backpacker magazine, contains trips recommendations, gear guide, advice, more.
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