360 pages; paperback ISBN 978-1-889596-19-8 $19.95 Published by the University of Georgia Press (2007)
The mountains of Western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina are a hiker’s paradise—rich with human history, and home to some of the greatest biological diversity in the world. Hikers here are treated to thousands of miles of trails offering fantastic views, stunning wildflower and fall foliage displays, and gigantic trees in old-growth forests.
The book takes you beyond the most well-known hikes in the region. Hiking the Carolina Mountains is the first hiking guidebook to include Dupont State Forest, Panthertown Valley near Cashiers, and Green River Game Lands near Hendersonville in North Carolina. It also describes eight hikes in upstate South Carolina, an area largely undocumented in other guidebooks.
With concise directions, Bernstein sends us out to explore not only the well-known hiking destinations, but also the places, such as Dupont State Forest and upstate South Carolina, that have been neglected by other guides. This is also more than just a turn left, turn right type of guide. The author provides us with tidbits of information about the human and natural history we will see on the hikes, and even tells us about books and movies that were set in these locations. A valuable, informative-and needed-addition to any hiker’s library. –Leonard M. Adkins, author of Walking the Blue Ridge: A Guide to the Trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway
A “must have” book for Carolina mountain hikers. Danny Bernstein has done an amazing amount of both hiking and research to bring you this valuable recreational resource. Just grab it and go-[it’s] a hike leader in your pocket. –Gerald McNabb, past President, Carolina Mountain Club
Danny Bernstein’s book contains all the information you need to plan a day hike in the beautiful Carolina mountains. Hiking the Carolina Mountains makes a perfect addition to the outdoor enthusiast’s bookshelf or backpack. –Jeff Hunter, National Parks Conservation Association