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Falcon Guide - Best Outdoor Adventures Asheville

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Product Description

Publisher: Falcon Guides (November 1, 2020)
Language: English
Paperback: 272 pages

Dream It: Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike, paddle, or bike ride? Best Outdoor Adventures Asheville details forty of the best hikes, paddles, and bike routes within an hour’s drive of the Land of the Sky (along with extra information on climbing and camping adventures), perfect for the urban dweller and suburbanite who may be hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home.

Plan It: Best Outdoor Adventures Asheville provides the latest information to plan a customized trip.

  • More- and lesser-known hikes.
  • Full-color photos and maps, detailed trail descriptions, and trailhead GPS
  • Insightful hike overviews and details on distance, difficulty, canine compatibility, and more.

Do it: Explore Asheville's diverse landscape through its network of hiking, biking, and paddling trails, with information on camping and climbing hotspots in the area.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • How to Use This Guide
  • Map Legend
  • Hiking Adventures
    • Big Fork Ridge Circuit
    • Mount Sterling Tower
    • Little Cataloochee Historic Hike
    • Max Patch Loop
    • Lovers Leap
    • Falls of Hickey Fork
    • Jerry Miller Loop
    • Art Loeb Trail Loop
    • Falls of Yellowstone Prong
    • Looking Glass Rock
    • John Rock Loop
    • Mount Pisgah
    • Avery Creek Falls and Twin Falls Loop
    • Bradley Creek Circuit
    • Waterfalls of DuPont Loop
    • Mount Mitchell State Park Loop
    • Crabtree Falls
    • Trails of Linville Falls
    • Linville Gorge Wilderness Hike
    • Lake James State Park Hike
  • Bicycling Adventures
    • French Broad River Greenway
    • Explorers Loop at Bent Creek
    • North Carolina Arboretum Ride
    • Point Lookout Trail
    • Wimba Loops at Lake James State Park
    • Tindo Loops at Lake James State Park
    • Oklawaha Greenway
    • DuPont State Forest Ride
    • Estatoe Trail and Greenway 
    • Blue Ridge Parkway Ride
  • Paddling Adventures
    • French Broad River: Redmon Dam to Barnard
    • French Broad River: Westfeldt to Bent Creek
    • Lake Julian
    • Lakes James: Catawba River Arm 
    • Lake James: Paddy's Creek Area
    • French Broad River: Pisgah Forest to Blantyre
    • French Broad River: Rosman to Island Ford
    • Lake Adger
    • Lake Oolenoy
    • Bear Creek Lake
  • Camping Adventures around Asheville
  • About the Author

About the Author

Johnny Molloy is a writer and adventurer based in nearby Johnson City, Tennessee. His outdoor passion started on a backpacking trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park while attending the University of Tennessee. That first foray unleashed love of the outdoors that has led Molloy to spending most of his time hiking, backpacking, canoe camping and tent camping for the past three decades. Friends enjoyed his outdoor adventure stories; one even suggested he write a book. He pursued his friend’s idea and soon parlayed his love of the outdoors into an occupation. The results of his efforts are over 60 books. His writings include hiking guidebooks, camping guidebooks, paddling guidebooks, comprehensive guidebooks about a specific area and true outdoor adventure books throughout the eastern United States, including hiking guides to North Carolina’s National Forests, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Triad and the Triangle.

Molloy writes for varied magazines, websites, and is a columnist/feature writer for his local paper, the Johnson City Press. He continues writing and traveling extensively throughout the United States, endeavoring in a variety of outdoor pursuits. His non-outdoor interests include American history and University of Tennessee sports. For the latest on Johnny, please visit