|Author: Russ/ Fulsaas Manning|
|This completely updated and expanded guide offers more than 30 new hikes, a mix of day hikes and overnight backpack trips, and expanded natural history and background information on the area, making it the most complete guidebook to the region.|
Divided into sections covering Tennessee and North Carolina, the guide is arranged so that all of the Tennessee trails can be done with a link, via the Newfound Gap Road, to the North Carolina trails and vice versa. All trails are grouped by access point, and each description includes mileage, elevation change, difficulty rating, camping information, cautions, links to other trails, and attractions. Special lists cover the best waterfalls, stands of old-growth forest, historic structures, wildflower spots, and mountain views. Additional chapters feature information on geology, flora and fauna, park history, and more.